Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.33
Liaison Greg Lischke
Submission Date Nov. 25, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Ithaca College
EN-14: Participation in Public Policy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Rebecca Evans
Campus Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Energy Management and 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:

Ithaca College is an active member of Tompkins County Climate Protection Initiative (TCCPI) as well as ridesharing coalitions. The institution has been actively engaged in support of the Town's Green Building Policy which is expected to become law in 2020.


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, including the issues, legislation, and ordinances for or against which the institution has advocated:

Ithaca College is an active member of the New York Consortium for Sustainability in Higher Education, which advocates for state-wide sustainability issues. In Summer 2018, in partnership with University at Buffalo and Cornell, we met with State Legislative Assembly Members and energy chairs to advocate for more state-wide renewable energy development as the current legal framework was not in sync with the state's reported renewable goals.


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, including the issues, legislation, and ordinances for or against which the institution has advocated:

The college is a charter member of AASHE and Second Nature. The college is also a signatory of the "We Are Still In" campaign, advocating for the US to progress with the Paris Climate Accord goals.


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, including the issues, legislation, and ordinances for or against which the institution has advocated:

The College is a signatory of the "We Are Still In" campaign and actively engaged with the annual COP, sending student and / or faculty delegates to the conference for the past several years.


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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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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