Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 48.64
Liaison Michelle Gibbs
Submission Date May 2, 2017
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Hope College
EN-14: Participation in Public Policy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Michelle Gibbs
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution advocate for national, state/provincial, 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, legislation, and ordinances for or against which the institution has advocated:

Hope College was an active participant in Holland's 40-Year Community Energy Plan (CEP) discussions which aims to make our community a world-class leader in energy security, affordability, sustainability and efficiency. http://www.cityofholland.com/sites/default/files/fileattachments/final_cep_for_suscom_sept_9_2011_for_website_0.pdf

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

Hope College is among the institutions that have signed the international Talloires Declaration, a 10-point plan for incorporating sustainability and environmental literacy in teaching, research, operations, and outreach at colleges and universities.

Hope is a partner in the Holland-Hope College Sustainability Institute (HHCSI) with the City of Holland and Holland Board of Public Works. The HHCSI grew out of an Education and Outreach Task Force, one of seven citizen-led task forces launched in conjunction with the CEP. The purpose of the HHCSI is to support growing efforts to encourage, engage, educate, and drive sustainable culture in water and air quality, energy efficiency, land use, and environmental innovation using a Sustainability Framework evaluation process and other best practices.
Become a New Environmental Policy Innovator
Become a Clearinghouse for Sustainability Policy
Become a Research Center for Sustainability New Best Practices
Make a Difference — Replicate and Grow Sustainability Success in the Region

A brief description of political donations the institution made during the previous three years (if applicable):


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

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