Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 60.66
Liaison Enid Cardinal
Submission Date March 30, 2018
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Rochester Institute of Technology
EN-14: Participation in Public Policy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Enid Cardinal
Senior Sustainability Advisor to the President
Office of the President
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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, including the issues, legislation, and ordinances for or against which the institution has advocated:

The University works with the Town of Henrietta regularly on a variety of issues including expanding bike and pedestrian infrastructure.


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, including the issues, legislation, and ordinances for or against which the institution has advocated:

New York State is currently revamping its energy policies to advance its renewable portfolio standards and CO2 emissions targets. As a member of the Coalition Of Renewable Energy users or CORE, RIT has been actively working with regulators and advocating with legislators to advance policies that encourage rather than inhibit institutions from developing large scale renewable projects.


Does the institution advocate for public policies that support campus sustainability or that otherwise advance sustainability at the national level?:
Yes

A brief description of how the institution engages in public policy advocacy for sustainability at the national level, including the issues, legislation, and ordinances for or against which the institution has advocated:

RIT signed the Letter from Higher Education Leaders on Climate Action: http://secondnature.org/higher-education-climate-action-letter/


Does the institution advocate for public policies that support campus sustainability or that otherwise advance sustainability at the international level?:
Yes

A brief description of how the institution engages in public policy advocacy for sustainability at the international level, including the issues, legislation, and ordinances for or against which the institution has advocated:

RIT is a participant in the We Are Still In movement.


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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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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