Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 67.01
Liaison Connie Norton
Submission Date Oct. 29, 2014
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Simon Fraser University
EN-14: Participation in Public Policy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Erica Lay
Sustainability Planning and Development Coordinator
Sustainability Office
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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:

SFU serves on the BC Core Government and Broader Public Sector Carbon Neutral Committee, and a representative from SFU chairs the BC Higher Education Carbon Neutral Committee, which provides feedback and takes and advocacy role related to Provincial Government legislation on Carbon Neutral Government.
In particular, the BC higher Education Carbon Neutral Committee submitted a cohesive position statement on the dissolution of the independent carbon offset clearing house, the Pacific Carbon Trust, and advocating for improve funding structure with respect to the use of carbon offsets by post-secondary universities in the province. The transition to this improved funding structure for all Post Secondary Institutions in BC is underway.

A brief description of other political positions the institution has taken during the previous three years:

As a public institution, SFU cannot take political positions.

A brief description of political donations the institution made during the previous three years (if applicable):

Political party not allowed to accept donations from public institutions, like SFU.

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

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