Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.46
Liaison Brian Pullen
Submission Date March 13, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of South Florida St. Petersburg
EN-14: Participation in Public Policy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Brian Pullen
Sustainability Planner
Facilities Services
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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:

In collaboration with the City of St. Petersburg, USFSP seeks to implement, utilize and optimize the Climate Action Plan as a guiding tool for all project proposals and sustainability initiatives. By uniting the carbon neutral goals, projects such as the bike share program, more solar arrays to strive for net-zero building designs and other projects will be undertaken to transform the city. The goal is for USFSP to be a leading example of sustainability.


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:

Students, staff and some faculty are involved in certain city council commissions for sustainability planning. These working groups meet and formally plan and propose projects which are deemed the most important. Examples include bike share program, micro-grid, solar arrays, sustainable landscaping, water conservation, LED lighting, etc.


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:

By implementing the energy management system, USFSP's system will utilize technology to determine the best efficiencies for all buildings on campus and whether they are cost-effective. Such actions will produce tangible savings in money, power usage, carbon emissions and promote sustainability for the city and other institutions in the nation. Being a part of STARS, AASHE and the Institution for Sustainable Infrastructure, our University is becoming involved on the national level.


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):

Partnership with Duke Energy
Partnership with City of St. Petersburg
Partnership with other institutions (Hillsborough Community College, USF Tampa, USF Sarasota-Manatee, Eckard College)


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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