Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 36.66
Liaison Howard Ways
Submission Date Feb. 17, 2012
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University of the District of Columbia
PAE-24: Sustainability Policy Advocacy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Joshua Lasky
Sustainability Manager
Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
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Has the institution advocated for federal, state, and/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, bills, and ordinances for or against which the institution has advocated:

UDC has been an active supporter of the District of Columbia Mayor's Sustainable DC initiative. In addition to hosting numerous events designed to engage the university community and District residents, UDC has organized staff, faculty, and students to be active contributors in the process of creating a vision, goals, and actions for making the District of Columbia more sustainable. Two UDC Sustainability Initiative Staff are facilitating working groups (the Climate Working Group and the Green Economy Working Group) which have been charged with advising the future of sustainability strategy and policy for the District of Columbia. Numerous staff, faculty, and students have participated in other working groups which are seeking to enhance existing policies and practices regarding water, energy, waste, transportation, nature, built environment, and food.

The website URL where information about the institution’s advocacy efforts are available:

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