|Overall Rating||Silver - expired|
|Submission Date||Dec. 5, 2012|
University of Colorado Denver - Anschutz Medical Campus
PAE-24: Sustainability Policy Advocacy
|4.00 / 4.00||
th Chair in Sustainable Development
School of Public Affairs
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:
In 1993, the University of Colorado established the Wirth Chair in Environmental and Community Development Policy. It is the first Chair in public policy in the University and the only Chair at the University of Colorado Denver. It honors the environmental and sustainable development achievements of former Senator and Undersecretary of State Timothy E. Wirth. Wirth's work in Congress, in the State Department and now as President of the United Nations Foundation has truly made a difference.
The Wirth Chair is committed to helping governments, businesses, non-profit groups and community organizations form sustainable development partnerships that carefully balance economic, environmental and expanded social welfare objectives and strategies.
The Wirth Chair meets with local, regional, state, and federal political leaders to influence policy in sustainability.
A a snapshot of activities that the Wirth Chair has been involved with:
• Global Women Scholars Network (Scholar Mentoring Initiative)
• Rocky Mountain Sustainability and Science Network (RMSSN Summer Academy)
• Host of the weekly Wynkoop Sustainability Series
• Host of the Sustainability Chair Awards (Denver’s Political Who’s Who in Sustainability)
• Highly involved in the Energy Futures and Natural Gas State forums
The website URL where information about the institution’s advocacy efforts are available:
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