Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 76.81
Liaison Aaron Durnbaugh
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

Loyola University Chicago
EN-14: Participation in Public Policy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 David Lopez
Sustainability Graduate Intern
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:

Loyola has used its institutional voice to advocate for issues related to our primary role of educators.
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.

President Rooney signing onto the letters in support of:
• Chicago Renewable Energy Challenge - https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/progs/env/chicago-renewable-energy-challenge-program.html


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:

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

President Rooney signing onto the letters in support of:
• Voting Access - https://www.luc.edu/president/stories/academicyear2018-2019/archive/remindertoregisterandvoteinnovemberelections.shtml
• Immigration Policy - https://www.uillinois.edu/common/pages/DisplayFile.aspx?itemId=1349726


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 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.

President Rooney signing onto the letters in support of:
• Price on Carbon Letter – She joined this following the student presentation: https://www.ourclimate.us/higher_ed_initiative


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:

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.

President Rooney signing onto the letters in support of:
• ‘We Are Still In’ Coalition – You can find this highlighted on President Rooney’s page: https://www.luc.edu/president/index.shtml


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. We've supported the City of Chicago, Cook County, and other units of government on sustainability-related initiatives as well.


A brief description of political donations the institution made during the previous three years (if applicable):

N/A


Website URL where information about the institution’s sustainability advocacy efforts is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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President Rooney signing onto the letters in support of:
• ‘We Are Still In’ Coalition – You can find this highlighted on President Rooney’s page: https://www.luc.edu/president/index.shtml
• Price on Carbon Letter – She joined this following the student presentation: https://www.ourclimate.us/higher_ed_initiative
• Voting Access - https://www.luc.edu/president/stories/academicyear2018-2019/archive/remindertoregisterandvoteinnovemberelections.shtml
• Immigration Policy - https://www.uillinois.edu/common/pages/DisplayFile.aspx?itemId=1349726
• Chicago Renewable Energy Challenge - https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/progs/env/chicago-renewable-energy-challenge-program.html

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