Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 75.41
Liaison Dave Newport
Submission Date March 23, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Colorado Boulder
EN-14: Participation in Public Policy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Kim Calamino
Director, Local Gov’t & Community Relations
Office of Strategic Relations
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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:

No. As a state institution CU Boulder is not regulated by local policies, ordinances or codes . As such the university generally refrains from efforts to influence local politics, policy and regulation. However CU Boulder has a long history of working collaboratively with the city of Boulder on shared sustainability goals. The City of Boulder itself is a strong advocate and international leader in municipal action to address climate change.  The City of Boulder has adopted policies, regulations and codes that advance those goals. In tandem CU Boulder has been leading in sustainability for decades.  CU Boulder does, however, have it's own environmental policy, adopted in 2004.  Available at this link: http://www.colorado.edu/policies/environmental-policy


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:

Regarding regional level, addressing county only: No. As a state institution CU Boulder is not regulated by municipal or county policies, ordinances or codes . As such the university generally refrains from efforts to influence municipal or county politics, policy and regulation. However CU Boulder has a long history of working collaboratively with the City of Boulder and Boulder County on shared sustainability goals. The City of Boulder itself is a strong advocate and international leader in municipal action to address climate change. The City of Boulder has adopted policies, regulations and codes that advance those goals. In tandem CU Boulder has been leading in sustainability for decades. Boulder County is similarly focused on sustainability. CU Boulder does, however, have its own environmental policy, adopted in 2004, available at this link: http://www.colorado.edu/policies/environmental-policy


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:

CU was the only collegiate participant in President Obama's inaugural Green Sports Day, October 6, 2016. University of Colorado Boulder participated in the White House Day of Climate Action on November 19, 2015. UCB signed the pledge for White House American Campuses Act on Climate.


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, including the issues, legislation, and ordinances for or against which the institution has advocated:
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A brief description of other political positions the institution has taken during the previous three years (if applicable):

N/A


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

N/A


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