Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 51.15
Liaison Nicole Gaetjens
Submission Date May 31, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Mills College
EN-14: Participation in Public Policy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Nicole Gaetjens
Sustainability Coordinator
Campus Facilities
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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:

Advocacy at the municipal/local level includes:
-Pushing for bike share stations near the Mills campus
-Advocating and participating in the process for increased walking and biking access to Mills


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:

Advocacy at the regional/state level includes:
-A 100% renewable option for Community Choice Energy (electricity) in Alameda County
-Increased sustainability and frequency of service for Alameda County public transit


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:

Mills President Beth Hillman signed a letter from higher education urging President Trump and incoming members of Congress to participate in the Paris Agreement, support climate research, and support investments in a low carbon economy. (Full letter at http://secondnature.org/higher-education-climate-action-letter/)


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:

The aforementioned letter Beth Hillman signed emphasizes meeting the targets outlined in the Paris Climate Agreement and supporting the agreement generally.


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

Student thesis projects in environmental studies and public policy result in recommendations to government agencies to improve sustainable practices.


A brief description of political donations the institution made during the previous three years (if applicable):
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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