Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 36.07
Liaison Michelle Bennett
Submission Date Jan. 31, 2020
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University of Delaware
EN-14: Participation in Public Policy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.67 / 2.00 Michelle Bennett
Sustainability Manager
Facilities
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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, including the issues, legislation, and ordinances for or against which the institution has advocated:

The university has a somewhat adversarial relationship with both the legislature and the municipal government. Therefore we find that it is better for the university to step aside so that our academic experts support the local sustainability initiatives. Government officials often utilize our experts to help with legislation, task forces and planning for the future.

Please see EN-10 for details on municipal partnerships.


Does the institution advocate for public policies that support campus sustainability or that otherwise advance sustainability at the state/provincial/regional level?:
No

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:

The university has a somewhat adversarial relationship with both the legislature and the municipal government. Therefore we find that it is better for the university to step aside so that our academic experts support the local sustainability initiatives. Government officials often utilize our experts to help with legislation, task forces and planning for the future.


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, including the issues, legislation, and ordinances for or against which the institution has advocated:

Data not available


Does the institution advocate for public policies that support campus sustainability or that otherwise advance sustainability at the international level?:
Yes

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:

On June 5th 2017 the President of the university signed the open letter "We Are Still In" supporting climate action to meet the Paris Agreement.


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):

We do not have a Political Action Committee and do not make political donations as a university.


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