Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 50.41
Liaison David Tedder
Submission Date Sept. 30, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Kentucky
EN-14: Participation in Public Policy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.67 / 2.00 Shane Tedder
Sustainability Coordinator
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?:
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:
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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?:
Yes

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:

At the state level, the University of Kentucky annually advocates and/or communicates with campus and elected officials on a host of public policy issues. Two, in particular, related to public health and access and affordability to higher education. The University is a tobacco-free campus and supports tobacco-free policies and smoking cessation programs on campus and throughout the state. In addition, the University advocates for increased public funding of higher education to increase access to and affordability of college attainment.


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):

University does not take political positions.


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

University does not make political donations.


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