|Submission Date||Aug. 26, 2011|
University of Alaska Fairbanks
PAE-24: Sustainability Policy Advocacy
Office of Sustainability
Has the institution advocated for federal, state, and/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, bills, and ordinances for or against which the institution has advocated:
The UAF Cooperative Extension Service is one of the UAF departments that have taken a lead role in working with stakeholder leader groups to address both local and global issues. One of their effort include their leadership in the develop of two groups to address invasive species. Through their leadership CNIPM (Committee for Noxious and Invasive Plants Management) and AISWG (Alaska Invasive Species Working Group) were formed to advocate for invasive species management and help make recommendation on statewide policy to address invasive species management. Another example is UAF involvement in the State of Alaska Energy Policy Working Group. The purpose of the meeting was to develop energy policy information to share with legislators. All of the ideas raised at this meeting will be compiled with help of the consultant group Information Insights and presented to the legislature.
Discussions included the current weatherization and rebate program and the need for a statewide energy code that would require Alaskans to build to a certain standard, as well as public education to help reduce energy consumption.
There are three examples of a broad range of efforts to advocate for sustainability issues.
The website URL where information about the institution’s advocacy efforts are available:
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