Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 31.76
Liaison Jonathan Ehrlich
Submission Date Dec. 17, 2019

STARS v2.2

United World College-USA
EN-14: Participation in Public Policy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.67 / 2.00 Todd Austin
Special Assistant for Strategic Initiatives
President's Office
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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?:
No

A brief description of how the institution engages in public policy advocacy for sustainability at the municipal/local level:
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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:

On September 20, 2019, UWC-USA facilitated the participation of approximately 160 students and staff members in a Climate Strike at the State Capitol in Santa Fe. The College administration supported this action by providing transportation, packed lunches, faculty chaperones, and by allowing students to participate without being marked absent. Individual students and faculty members have continued to participate in subsequent preparatory meetings and civil actions, including civil disobedience, in attempts to influence State-level policies related to its support for the fossil fuel industry. Furthermore, the UWC-USA President has sent letters of support for renewable energy policy measures to State Representatives, such as the Community Solar Act (HB9, SB143) during the 2020 NM legislative session. Please see the attached document. Student participation in advocacy is part of our experiential education programming in the areas of Sustainability and Constructive Engagement of Conflict.


Does the institution advocate for public policies that support campus sustainability or that otherwise advance sustainability at the national level?:
No

A brief description of how the institution engages in public policy advocacy for sustainability at the national level:
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Does the institution advocate for public policies that support campus sustainability or that otherwise advance sustainability at the international level?:
No

A brief description of how the institution engages in public policy advocacy for sustainability at the international level:
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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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Website URL where information about the institution’s sustainability advocacy efforts is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:

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