Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 40.09
Liaison Allison Jenks
Submission Date March 5, 2021

STARS v2.2

New Mexico State University
EN-14: Participation in Public Policy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.33 / 2.00 Allison Jenks
Facilities Sustainability Manager
Facilities and Services
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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:

New Mexico State University has representation on the Mesilla Valley MPO Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) along with the Bicycle & Pedestrian Facilities Committee (BPAC) where infrastructure improvements are advocated for in order to promote the use of alternative transportation.

http://mesillavalleympo.org/mpo-meetings/advisory-committee-archive/
http://mesillavalleympo.org/mpo-meetings/bicycle-pedestrian-committee-archive/

Additionally NMSU had representation throughout the process of the completion of the City of Las Cruces' Climate Action Plan.


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:

Under the Director of Governmental Affairs, the Student Advocacy Board (SAB) serves as the voice of NMSU students in Santa Fe during the legislative sessions. The board seeks to advocate for issues that are of particular importance to students. Past issues include the long-term solvency of the New Mexico Lottery Scholarship, capital outlay for campus projects, and faculty compensation. The board is made up of full time students from a diverse background and includes representation from all colleges at NMSU. Many of the capital outlay projects are related to improved infrastructure increasing energy efficiency along with support for a walkable/bikable campus community.
https://asnmsu.nmsu.edu/student-services/student-advocacy-board/


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:
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