Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 78.45
Liaison Emma Blandford
Submission Date May 15, 2012
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Georgia Institute of Technology
PAE-24: Sustainability Policy Advocacy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Marcia Kinstler
Sustainability Director
Office of Environmental Stewardship
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Has the institution advocated for federal, state, and/or local public policies that support campus sustainability or that otherwise advance sustainability?:

A brief description of how the institution engages in public policy advocacy for sustainability, including the issues, bills, and ordinances for or against which the institution has advocated:

The Office of Government and Community Relations is the Institute's primary connection to the federal, state, & local governments & communities. Through active advocacy & relationship-building, Georgia Tech Government & Community Relations staff work to achieve Tech's goals of progress & service for all. Examples:

The Georgia Tech Legislative Roundtable is an annual event focused on bringing state legislators and industry representatives together to discuss emerging science and technology policy issues. This year’s event will be combined with the final meeting of the Science and Technology Strategic Plan Study Commission.

President Obama’s Advanced Manufacturing Partnership and Georgia Tech is one of six universities in the US to be in Manufacturing Initiative.

Georgia Tech Joins Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge which is part of national Better Buildings Challenge

Georgia Tech in Founders Circle of Billion Dollar Green Challenge

The website URL where information about the institution’s advocacy efforts are available:
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