Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 50.16
Liaison Michael Gulich
Submission Date March 27, 2013
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Purdue University
PAE-24: Sustainability Policy Advocacy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Michael Gulich
Director of University Sustainability
University Sustainability
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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:

Purdue's Global Policy Research Institute (GPRI) is the nexus where science, technology, and policy meet. GPRI’s mission is to enhance the visibility and impact of Purdue University's strengths in policy-related and multidisciplinary research, education, service, and outreach to inform decision-makers on global policy issues. GPRI is concentrating on the following seven critical global concerns:
Agriculture: Crop development, food security, safety;
Environment: Climate change, sustainability, water, air and arable land;
Energy Systems: Alternative sources, delivery, efficiencies;
Economy: Global commerce, development;
Health: Health care engineering, disease, drug research;
Security: Defense; space, cybertechnology;
Society and Leadership: Family, governance, community resilience.

GPRI’s continuing policy advocacy efforts include the following:
Incentivize faculty in policy making - over $480,000 has been awarded to Purdue researchers in 18 different policy related projects;
Stage global issues 'salons' in California, Chicago, Indianapolis, and Washington, D.C. to raise awareness of the leadership role Purdue can play in advancing research knowledge and policy solutions;
Educate Purdue students to be policy savvy and globally and culturally aware through the Seminar in Global Policy Issues Course offered during the spring semester, and through policy-related summer internships;
Host campus events including "grand challenge" conferences and distinguished lectures that provide understanding of the connections between global headlines and policy developments.

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

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