|Submission Date||April 14, 2015|
Raritan Valley Community College
EN-14: Participation in Public Policy
Sustainability and Energy Coordinator
Facilities and Grounds
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:
RVCC has frequent opportunities to interact with Somerset and Hunterdon County Freeholders (particularly Somerset's Peter Palmer), and state legislators (particularly Senator Chris Bateman, Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli, and former assemblyman now Board of Public Utilities Commissioner Upendra Chivukula), at meetings and events about sustainability, transportation (RideWise), and sustainable business (Sustainable Somerset Committee of the Somerset County Business Partnership). RVCC has advocated for cogeneration plants, public transportation, solar power projects, and LEED buildings. RVCC supports state legislation (S-2004 and A-3305) requiring that the state only plant native plants.
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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