|Submission Date||Dec. 16, 2015|
Stevens Institute of Technology
EN-14: Participation in Public Policy
Campus and Facilities Operations
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:
Stevens Institute of Technology is an official Partner of the Hoboken Bike Share program that was implemented by the City of Hoboken. This program began by introducing 120 "smart-bikes" and 17 docking stations to the Hoboken community, with plans to expand in the future. Stevens has shown their support for this local public policy aimed at reducing automobile usage in cities by agreeing to have 2 of the docking stations installed on their campus. Members of Stevens' community – students, faculty and staff – also receive discounted memberships, to encourage participation in the program. Promotion of this program by Stevens also supports engagement of the greater Hoboken community. The City of Hoboken is offering free and discounted memberships to residents of low-income housing and the Program has also committed to training and hiring maintenance and customer service staff from the Hoboken Shelter for the homeless.
Stevens Institute of Technology requested that AASHE Staff correct a mistake in this reporting field for the reason specified below.Previous Value: Stevens Institute of Technology supports increased bike use by students and community members by participating in and hosting bike share locations on the campus. Stevens believes in reducing the number of cars on the road through alternatives means of transportation.
Explanation: updating based on review results
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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