Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 67.40
Liaison Saiyare Refaei
Submission Date March 12, 2013
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Pacific Lutheran University
PAE-24: Sustainability Policy Advocacy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Jenny Taylor
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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:

In the past, GREAN, one of our student organizations, has dedicated time to policy advocacy. They have worked with Food and Water Watch to advocate for fish habitats, attended an environmental lobby day in Olympia, and are seeking out other opportunities to get involved in the political realm for the rest of the semester.

In the past year, the PLU community has been especially involved in promoting education about coal transport in Washington. There have been local proposals to create coal shipping centers in Washington state. In response, PLU held a Coal Hard Truth Forum to inform students and community members about the environmental hazards of both usage and transportation while encouraging the opposition of this bill in Washington State.

The website URL where information about the institution’s advocacy efforts are available:

Information from this submission was collected from the 2010 submission and updated with new information.

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