Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 57.98
Liaison Jay Price
Submission Date March 6, 2020
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University of Tennessee at Knoxville
EN-14: Participation in Public Policy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.67 / 2.00 Jay Price
Sustainability Manager
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?:
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:

The University of Tennessee engages regularly with state legislators, particularly through UT Advocacy, an official grassroots network of alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends of the University of Tennessee System. Advocates believe in the University’s value to all Tennesseans and share that message with elected officials.

The University of Tennessee System President and Knoxville Chancellor advocated for funding of two sustainability-related issues at the state capitol in January of 2020:

The first was for the funding of UT extension agents to be placed in distressed, rural counties around the state to support natural resource program areas, among other agricultural interest areas.

The second legislative priority of the January 2020 session was funding for UT Chattanooga's Center for Urban Informatics and Progress, which works on Smart Cities technology, research, and applications. A smart city is a designation given to a city that incorporates information and communication technologies (ICT) to enhance the quality and performance of urban services such as energy, transportation and utilities in order to reduce resource consumption, wastage and overall costs.

https://advocacy.tennessee.edu/2020/01/31/ut-leaders-advocate-for-priorities-on-capitol-hill/


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):
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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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