Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 56.22
Liaison Olivia Wiebe
Submission Date Jan. 28, 2022

STARS v2.2

University of Idaho
EN-14: Participation in Public Policy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 2.00 Olivia Wiebe
Sustainability Coordinator
Sustainability Coordinator
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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:
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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:
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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:
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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:
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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.

This partnership is still active as of 2022.

http://unsdsn.org/


A brief description of political donations the institution made during the previous three years (if applicable):
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Website URL where information about the institution’s sustainability advocacy efforts is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Climate Action Work Group: Kelli M. Cooper, Environmental Education and Sustainability Specialist; City of Moscow

U.S. Chapter of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network: John W Anderson, Faculty; College of Art and Architecture

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