Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 58.29
Liaison Justin Mog
Submission Date Feb. 6, 2013
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University of Louisville
PAE-24: Sustainability Policy Advocacy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Justin Mog
Assistant to the Provost for Sustainability Initiatives
Office of the Provost
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Has the institution advocated for federal, state, and/or local public policies that support campus sustainability or that otherwise advance sustainability?:

A brief description of how the institution engages in public policy advocacy for sustainability, including the issues, bills, and ordinances for or against which the institution has advocated:

In May 2012, UofL advocated against reductions in service to Louisville's public transit system, operated by the Transit Authority of River City. The University stated that the proposed changes "would have a significant, detrimental impact on the University and many members of its community.

UofL's Center for Environmental Education has been involved in advocacy as follows:
1. Task force on the Master Plan for Environmental Education in Kentucky (recommendations for the next five years to the legislature and stakeholders in the state).
2. Task Force on a plan for Environmental Education for the Kentucky Department of Education in preparation for No Child Left Inside federal funding.
3. Participation in the National Association of Biology Teachers Task Force for NRC framework for new science standards offering support for interdisciplinary, ecological, environmental, action oriented content laden orientation.

The website URL where information about the institution’s advocacy efforts are available:

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