Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 47.51
Liaison Chris Frantsvog
Submission Date May 1, 2014
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Luther College
EN-14: Participation in Public Policy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Maren Stumme-Diers
Assistant Sustainability Coordinator
Environmental Studies
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Does the institution advocate for national, state/provincial, or local public policies that support campus sustainability or that otherwise advance sustainability?:

A brief description of how the institution engages in public policy advocacy for sustainability, including the issues, legislation, and ordinances for or against which the institution has advocated:
On January 7th, the Iowa Utilities Board (IUB) announced that it would be accepting comments from the public on virtually all aspects of distributed generation (DG) in Iowa. In February 2014 a letter was submitted as part of a public comment period to address the importance of distributed generation for utilities in Iowa. This public comment period has the potential to dramatically impact the future of energy legislation in Iowa.

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

A Luther religion professor/coordinator of energy and climate programming lobbies at the state level related to wind energy policy to make sure that laws benefit non-profits and schools, not just corporations.

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

The website URL where information about the institution’s advocacy efforts is available:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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