Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 70.14
Liaison Aaron Durnbaugh
Submission Date Feb. 27, 2017
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Loyola University Chicago
EN-14: Participation in Public Policy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Aaron Durnbaugh
Director of Sustainability
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:

Loyola has used its institutional voice to advocate for issues related to our primary role of educators.
Regarding sustainability, this has extended to student access and affordability as well as support for climate and sustainability research funding or policy support.


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:

The University has supported students in participating in local and state level political action including lobbying days and participation in demonstrations.


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 University has signed onto various letters in support of sustainability-related actions and legislation and engaged our legislators locally as well as in Washington DC on these topics.


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:

Loyola has supported students participating in international policy discussions including participation in United Nations Conference of the Parties on topics including Climate Change and Biodiversity Conservation.


A brief description of other political positions the institution has taken during the previous three years (if applicable):

Locally we engage with area Aldermen, the Mayor's Office, State Representatives and the Governor to support their sustainability agendas around land use, transportation planning, energy efficiency in buildings and other topics.


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:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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