Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.99
Liaison Megan Butler
Submission Date July 18, 2014
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Macalester College
EN-14: Participation in Public Policy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Suzanne Savanick Hansen
Sustainability Manager
Macalester Sustainbility Office
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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:

Macalester College is a private liberal arts college sitting at the crossroads of major transportation arteries. Working closely with HourCar, NiceRide, Saint Paul Smart Trips, Metro Transit, the City of Saint Paul and the State of Minnesota, Macalester College has developed a rich multimodal hub to serve students, faculty, staff and neighbors.

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

In April of 2014, Macalester submitted comments on the the City of Saint Paul's Bikeways Plan. The college's position advocates for prioritized north-south Bike Boulevards, improving existing routes' lane position and marking, and a particular configuration of a downtown bikeway. All these efforts make biking more safe for the community and create an make Saint Paul and the Twin Cities, collectively, attractive place to live.

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:

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