|Overall Rating||Silver - expired|
|Submission Date||March 10, 2014|
University of Missouri, Kansas City
EN-14: Participation in Public Policy
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Does the institution advocate for national, state/provincial, 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, legislation, and ordinances for or against which the institution has advocated:
The mission of the L.P. Cookingham Institute at UMKC is to improve understanding of the sustainability of urban regions through research, educational programing, and community engagement. The Cookingham Institute also seeks to engage the UMKC community on issues related to urban and regional sustainability and to promote interdisciplinary research on urban topics.
A brief description of other political positions the institution has taken during the previous three years:
At the L.P. Cookingham Institute, we believe that a university has much to offer communities in the way of knowledge and resources that can lead to better practices and efficiency. Likewise, it is important for university researchers to learn what is working and what is not in practice and incorporate that into their future studies.
The Cookingham Institute seeks to engage with UMKC students, faculty, and staff and the Greater Kansas City community on issues related to urban and regional sustainability by organizing public lectures and conferences, and by producing and disseminating research on critical urban issues.
A brief description of political donations the institution made during the previous three years (if applicable):
The website URL where information about the institution’s advocacy efforts is available:
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