Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 59.34
Liaison Elizabeth MacKenzie
Submission Date July 24, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Iowa
EN-14: Participation in Public Policy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.33 / 2.00 Sara Maples
Interim Director
The UI Office of Sustainability
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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 University has four delegates (student, staff, and two faculty members) on the Iowa City Climate Action Steering Committee. The steering committee has actively participated in the development of a consensus-based Climate Action and Adaption plan for the community to reach the City's greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals. They work hand in hand with the community to identify projects, provide education, promote initiatives, and received feedback. In June, the committee proposed a timeline to voted on and presented to city council.
https://www.icgov.org/project/iowa-city-climate-action-and-adaptation-plan

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?:
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:
The University of Iowa president signed the "We are Still In" campaign promise, signalling that the campus will continue to advance the cause of sustainability in light of the President's rejection of Paris Climate talks.
http://www.chronicle.com/article/Colleges-Message-on/240262

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):
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