Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 58.50
Liaison Luis Maggiori
Submission Date March 5, 2021

STARS v2.2

Lane Community College
EN-14: Participation in Public Policy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Luis Maggiori
Sustainability Coordinator
Institute for Sustainable Practices
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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:

Lane Community College is an official and active member of the City of Eugene Climate Collaborative (ECC). The ECC is a voluntary partnership of organizations with significant oversight and impact on community-wide emissions. The ECC was created in response of the advancement of the implementation of the City of Eugene Climate Recovery Ordinance (CRO).
The ECC partners are engaged through their highest ranking officer. LCC's President (LCC's highest ranking officer) formally signed this commitment in 2018 and the President receives quarterly updates from Eugene's City Manager.

LCC staff actively participate with the ECC, frequently attending public meetings, town halls and workshops. With the specific goal to provide technical feedback and advocacy on local sustainability and transportation policies as well as aligning the college's own sustainability strategies and policies with the City of Eugene CAP 2.0 based on feedback received from the public and other partner agencies.


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:

LCC is formally participating with Lane County's Active Transportation plan by having an LCC representative from the Facilities Council (one of the College's governing bodies) as part of the County's advisory committee.
Lane County's active transportation plan is part of the strategies that the County has identified in the development of their first Climate Action Plan.

The College has also been actively involved with Lane County and Lane Transit District (LTD) to enact County-wide policies that promote sustainable modes of transportation. The College has LCC staff representation in LTD's Board, representing LCC's interest in policy advocacy.
LCC staff also frequently attends Lane County's and LTD's public town hall and open house meetings related to transportation initiatives and provided comments to advocate for sustainable and equitable transportation.


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:

In 2018 Lane Community College joined the We are Still In coalition, a national coalition joining forces to declare that we will continue to support climate action to meet the Paris Agreement. The commitment was signed by LCC's President, reinforcing our commitment for sustainability and public advocacy at the national level.

Also in 2018, LCC's President formally signed a joint statement letter in support of the ratification by the United States of the Kigali amendment to the Montreal Protocol. The letter was sent to the White House and Congress from Higher Education institutions from the United States in favor of the ratification to the amendment.


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:

n/a


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:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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