|Overall Rating||Gold - expired|
|Submission Date||June 30, 2016|
Portland State University
EN-14: Participation in Public Policy
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Campus Sustainability Office
Does the institution advocate for national, state/provincial, 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, legislation, and ordinances for or against which the institution has advocated:
PSU advocates for increased alternative transportation modes and has been very successful in bringing improved MAX light rail service to campus. We continue to advocate for better bicycle access to campus.
With regard to energy issues, we are involved with the city's efforts to monitor and improve commercial building energy use.
PSU is actively participating in and promoting the EcoDistricts Initiative. The EcoDistricts Initiative brings together community stakeholders, property developers, utilities, and the City of Portland. The campus is part of one of five pilot projects in the City of Portland. For more information, visit http://www.pdx.edu/planning-sustainability/ecodistricts.
A brief description of other political positions the institution has taken during the previous three years:
A brief description of political donations the institution made during the previous three years (if applicable):
The website URL where information about the institution’s advocacy efforts is available:
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