Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 59.70
Liaison Tamera Jahnke
Submission Date April 5, 2021

STARS v2.2

Missouri State University
EN-14: Participation in Public Policy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.33 / 2.00 Doug Neidigh
Sustainability Coordinator
Environmental Management
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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:

MSU advocated for a new mask ordinance in Springfield, MO in response to the Covid outbreak in the community. Although MSU applied its own mask requirements on campus, MSU felt it necessary to advocate for a community-wide ordinance to protect community health.


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:

In 2018 and 2019, the university testified before the Missouri Senate in support of a bill that would expand the State of Missouri’s guaranteed energy cost savings contracts program. The university has successfully used this state program to finance sustainable facility projects that generate a cost savings for the university, and the university continues to support expanding the program to be more accessible and to allow a broader spectrum of projects to qualify.


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:
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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:
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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:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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