Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 28.23
Liaison Brian Webb
Submission Date March 5, 2020

STARS v2.2

Houghton College
EN-14: Participation in Public Policy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.33 / 2.00 Brian Webb
Sustainability Coordinator
Center for Sustainability
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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?:
No

A brief description of how the institution engages in public policy advocacy for sustainability at the municipal/local level:
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Does the institution advocate for public policies that support campus sustainability or that otherwise advance sustainability at the state/provincial/regional level?:
No

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

Earlier this year the college President and the Sustainability Director met with representatives of Senator Chuck Schumer's staff to advocate for policies that support strengthening private higher education. During the meeting a strong emphasis was placed on the role of private higher education in supporting sustainability policies and in advancing sustainability work in society.


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:

Houghton College is a signatory to the "We Are Still In" movement, which is a coalition of businesses, cities, states, and universities who have pledged to support the Paris Climate Agreement. As such, Houghton has formally endorsed support for the Paris Agreement.


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