Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 52.36
Liaison Delicia Nahman
Submission Date March 3, 2020

STARS v2.2

Lafayette College
EN-14: Participation in Public Policy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.67 / 2.00 Maurice Luker
Executive Director of Corp./Found./Gov. Relations
Corporate, Foundation & Government Relations
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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:

Lafayette collaborates with the City of Easton on research and projects related to such topics as food access, neighborhood sustainability, clean water, habitat restoration. For example, Lafayette students are actively working with the City of Easton to expand City and College facilities to create a combined composting facility.


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:

The Meyner Center at Lafayette College educates students about the importance of state and local governments and encourages them to participate in state and local affairs as volunteers, interns, and future leaders.


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:

Examples of supporting policies at the colleges top administrative levels included President Byerly joined more than 200 higher education leaders in calling on the incoming Trump administration to address climate change.
President Byerly also signed the “We’re Still In” pledge in 2017, along with over 3,500 colleges, universities, governors, mayors, and business leaders, expressing a commitment to meeting the goals of Paris Climate Agreement.


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:

Since 2008, a team from the Economic Empowerment & Global Learning project has helped several Honduran villages improve their economies, including Lagunitas, where students and faculty facilitated a trade agreement between the farmers and the Honduran Coffee Board and helped build a 30,000-plant coffee plantation.


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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