Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 57.01
Liaison Meghna Tare
Submission Date April 3, 2022

STARS v2.2

University of Texas at Arlington
EN-14: Participation in Public Policy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 2.00 Meghna Tare
Director
Office of Sustainability
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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:
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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?:
No

A brief description of how the institution engages in public policy advocacy for sustainability at the state/provincial/regional level:
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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:
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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:
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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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Website URL where information about the institution’s sustainability advocacy efforts is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Although there is no evidence of explicit support for policy changes, UTA spends a lot of it's efforts on research and collaborating with local organizations across sectors to educate and advocate for the UN Sustainability Goals to North Texas stakeholders through RCE (Regional Center for Expertise on Sustainability Education).

Interim President Teik Lim highlighted the founding of RCE (Regional Center for Expertise on Sustainability Education) North Texas chapter as a major sustainability achievement that connects local governments in North Texas to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in his 4 year reflection at UTA. RCE North Texas was formed as a step towards the "Sustainable Communities" theme in the 2020 Strategic Plan. These local governments include City of Dallas, City of Lewisville, City of Fort Worth, and many more. The North Texas RCE chapter focuses on sustainable development goals 2 (Zero Hunger), 4 (Quality Education), 9 (Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure), and 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities).

https://sustainability.uta.edu/rce/

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