|Overall Rating||Bronze - expired|
|Submission Date||Sept. 7, 2011|
New Mexico State University
PAE-24: Sustainability Policy Advocacy
|4.00 / 4.00||
Mgr. Env. Policy and Sustainability
Facilities and Services
Has the institution advocated for federal, state, and/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, bills, and ordinances for or against which the institution has advocated:
The Manager of Environmental Policy and Sustainability, joni newcomer, (the party responsible for this report) has been to Washington DC twice, in 2008 and 2009. I was advocating for USGBC for Green Schools Caucus, green building labeling, retrofitting inventives, the Green Act and Affordable Housing. I met with senators, representatives, and congressfolk from New Mexico and Texas, representing the local USGBC Chapter.
In early 2011 I also met with the Las Cruces City Council to advocate for further bills in favor of green buildings, both commercial and residential.
In addition, as a member of the USGBC Chihuahuan Desert Chapter, in 2009 I advocated to the El Paso City Council on behalf of getting legislation for the City of El Paso to build to LEED standards.
The website URL where information about the institution’s advocacy efforts are available:
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