Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 43.45
Liaison Chris Homan
Submission Date Feb. 25, 2019
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Illinois State University
EN-14: Participation in Public Policy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.67 / 2.00 Ben Krull
Sustainability Program Manager
Office of 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?:
Yes

A brief description of how the institution engages in public policy advocacy for sustainability at the municipal/local level, including the issues, legislation, and ordinances for or against which the institution has advocated:

The ISU Office of Sustainability has worked with local organizations and students to advocate for an ordinance requiring that recycling options be made available at rental properties in the Town of Normal (which is where our university is located). We have also participated in lobbying efforts to improve transportation options for our community as part of a "One Voice" initiative where local governments and ISU work together to present a unified message to government officials in Washington, D.C.


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, including the issues, legislation, and ordinances for or against which the institution has advocated:
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Does the institution advocate for public policies that support campus sustainability or that otherwise advance sustainability at the national level?:
No

A brief description of how the institution engages in public policy advocacy for sustainability at the national level, including the issues, legislation, and ordinances for or against which the institution has advocated:
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Does the institution advocate for public policies that support campus sustainability or that otherwise advance sustainability at the international level?:
No

A brief description of how the institution engages in public policy advocacy for sustainability at the international level, including the issues, legislation, and ordinances for or against which the institution has advocated:
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A brief description of other political positions the institution has taken during the previous three years (if applicable):

The University is a strong advocate for policy relief, or accommodation of, the use of drones in research.j Particularly for use in agricultural impact assessments, climate change vulnerabilities, environmental disasters, identifying environmentally vulnerable populations, watershed quality (thru agricultural run-off and non-point pollution).


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

N/A


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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