Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 63.29
Liaison Allison Mihalich
Submission Date Oct. 13, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Notre Dame
EN-14: Participation in Public Policy

Status Score Responsible Party
2.00 / 2.00 Mike Seamon
Vice President
Campus Safety & University Operatis
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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:

https://publicaffairs.nd.edu/news/notre-dame-avenue-housing-program-and-collaborative-partnerships-have-sparked-northeast-neighborhood-revival/
As the NDAHP approaches its 15th anniversary in 2017, 45 homes have been built or rehabilitated under the program, and approximately 10 more will be built in the neighborhood before the program ends in 2017.


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:

Notre Dame participates in the Michiana Area Council of Governments (MACOG) http://www.macog.com/about.html

and the South Bend Green Ribbon Commission
https://www.southbendin.gov/government/content/green-ribbon-commission

Both entities are voluntary organizations that advocate for sustainability issues in the region.


Does the institution advocate for public policies that support campus sustainability or that otherwise advance sustainability at the national level?:
Yes

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:

Notre Dame announced a new school in 2014 - the Keough School of Global Affairs. Through their office in Washington DC they aim to create new partnerships and opportunities for creative engagement with policymaking institutions and programs in Washington, D.C., and around the world.
http://keough.nd.edu/research-policy-and-practice/global-policy-initiative/


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:

Notre Dame's new Keough School of Global Affairs mentioned above, will work internationally.
In addition to this, the Notre Dame Global Adaptation Initiative (ND-GAIN) is part of the Climate Change Adaptation Program of the University of Notre Dame's Environmental Change initiative (ND-ECI). The ND-GAIN Country Index follows a data-driven approach to show which countries are best prepared to deal with global changes brought about by overcrowding, resource-constraints and climate disruption. The Index aims to unlock global adaptation solutions in the corporate and development communities to save lives and improve livelihoods while strengthening market positions. It informs strategic and operational decisions using data since 1995, to create a rank of 181 countries.
The Index moved to the University of Notre Dame in April 2013. It was formerly housed in the Global Adaptation Institute in Washington, D.C. The index is being periodically updated to reflect new data on and knowledge about adaptation.
http://index.gain.org/about


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