Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.16
Liaison Scott Doyle
Submission Date Oct. 25, 2022

STARS v2.2

Ithaca College
EN-14: Participation in Public Policy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Scott Doyle
Director
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:

Ithaca College is an active member of Tompkins County Climate Protection Initiative (TCCPI). The institution has been actively engaged in support of the Town of Ithaca's Green Building Policy which has now been enacted. TCCPI further coordinates and advocates for sustainability action across the region, New York State and at the Federal level.


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:

Ithaca College is an active member of the New York Consortium for Sustainability in Higher Education (NYCSHE), which advocates for state-wide sustainability issues. In partnership with Cornell University, Ithaca College has advocated for greater support from New York State for renewable energy development in Upstate New York. This advocacy revolved particularly around Power Purchasing Agreements (PPAs) as the current legal framework is not in line with New York State's renewable goals as codified by the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA).


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:

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:

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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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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