Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 54.47
Liaison Claudia Kent
Submission Date June 29, 2020

STARS v2.2

Haverford College
EN-14: Participation in Public Policy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Jesse Lytle
Chief of Staff
Office of the President
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Does the institution advocate for public policies that support campus sustainability or that otherwise advance sustainability at the municipal/local level?:
Yes

A brief description of how the institution engages in public policy advocacy for sustainability at the municipal/local level:

Haverford through the VP and Chief Sustainability Officer, has provided direct, institutional advocacy for renewable energy actions and ordinances in both Lower Merion Township and Haverford Township within which the campus resides.


Does the institution advocate for public policies that support campus sustainability or that otherwise advance sustainability at the state/provincial/regional level?:
Yes

A brief description of how the institution engages in public policy advocacy for sustainability at the state/provincial/regional level:

Haverford's president was a signatory on Second Nature's PA-focused advocacy for joining RGGI.


Does the institution advocate for public policies that support campus sustainability or that otherwise advance sustainability at the national level?:
Yes

A brief description of how the institution engages in public policy advocacy for sustainability at the national level:

Haverford's president was a signatory in support of passing of the Kigali Amendment re HFCs in the US Senate. HFCs are GHGs that are one the most powerful contributors to climate change.


Does the institution advocate for public policies that support campus sustainability or that otherwise advance sustainability at the international level?:
Yes

A brief description of how the institution engages in public policy advocacy for sustainability at the international level:

Haverford is an institutional member of the We Are Still In organization advocating for the broad adoption and implementation of the Paris Climate Accords.


A brief description of other political positions the institution has taken during the previous three years (if applicable):

Haverford has advocated for immigration safeguards at the national level including as a signatory on President's Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration as well as a direct lawsuit (successful) against the Trump administration.


A brief description of political donations the institution made during the previous three years (if applicable):
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Website URL where information about the institution’s sustainability advocacy efforts is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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