Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 58.21
Liaison Jeannie Matheison
Submission Date Feb. 27, 2019
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STARS v2.1

University of Idaho
EN-14: Participation in Public Policy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.67 / 2.00 Jeannie L. Matheison
Director
Sustainability Center
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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:

The City of Moscow established the Commission on Sustainable Environment to solicit advice and information about sound environmental management practices for promoting the public health and safety of the citizens of Moscow. The University of Idaho's energy conservation manager serves on the Commission. Most recently, the commission has advocated for adopting a pollinator protection policy that includes a commitment to avoiding the purchase of pesticides and plants that contain neonics and other systemic pesticides.


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:
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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:
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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, 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):

In 2018, the College of Art and Architecture (CAA) was invited by Jeffery Sachs, Director of SDSN and Special Advisor to the UN Secretary-General, to join the U.S. Chapter of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network. CAA professors John Anderson and Andy Kliskey are leading this partnership.

The SDSN USA will help to mobilize and support America’s colleges, universities, and other leading research institutions to promote the sustainable development goals (SDG) in the United States, and US’s contribution to the SDGs globally. In the opening meeting of the SDSN USA on December 4, representatives of more than 60 leading academic institutions around the nation developed a work plan for the new network, focusing on priority SDG challenges facing the United States.

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), otherwise known as the Global Goals, are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. These 17 Goals build on the successes of the Millennium Development Goals, while including new areas such as climate change, economic inequality, innovation, sustainable consumption, peace and justice, among other priorities. The goals are interconnected – often the key to success on one will involve tackling issues more commonly associated with another.

http://unsdsn.org/


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