Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 31.69
Liaison Sally Hopley
Submission Date Aug. 30, 2021

STARS v2.2

Metropolitan Community College
EN-14: Participation in Public Policy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 2.00 Sally Hopley
Coordinator of Sustainable Practices
Campus Planning and 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?:
No

A brief description of how the institution engages in public policy advocacy for sustainability at the municipal/local level:

The institution supports the Coordinator of Sustainable Practices role, and a portion of that role is to represent the college for sustainability-related issues. Currently, the Coordinator of Sustainable Practices attends local non-profit meetings related to several sustainability efforts. The coordinator is also a member of the Metro Transit's Stakeholder team assisting in the advancement of sustainability by participating in the development of the bus systems strategic planning and increase in bus rapid transit.

Our utilities are also publically owned. The coordinator is attending meetings with the local electricity provider as they determine how to reach carbon neutrality by 2035 and 2050.


Does the institution advocate for public policies that support campus sustainability or that otherwise advance sustainability at the state/provincial/regional level?:
No

A brief description of how the institution engages in public policy advocacy for sustainability at the state/provincial/regional level:

MCC is a member of the Nebraska Community Energy Alliance which supports the advancement of cleaner technologies. Additionally, the College has representatives from different areas of the College sitting on various stakeholder committees of Heartland2050. Heartland 2050 is the region's first development of a regional plan to encourage a collaborative, well-planned eight-county region that serves the community in a sustainable and just manner.


Does the institution advocate for public policies that support campus sustainability or that otherwise advance sustainability at the national level?:
No

A brief description of how the institution engages in public policy advocacy for sustainability at the national level:

N/A


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:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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