Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 58.55
Liaison Amy Brunvand
Submission Date April 5, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Utah
EN-14: Participation in Public Policy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.33 / 2.00 Myron Willson
Sustainability Director
Sustainability Office
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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:

Yes. We do this through our support in U Drive Electric and U Community Solar of rooftop solar and electric cars. We have supported EV charging and have partnered with various local entities and businesses to put charging stations in on campus


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:

Yes. We have appeared at PSC in support of renewable energy (once as a participant on a renewable energy rate schedule, Schedule 34, and once on net metering for rooftop solar) and are currently working on a bill on renewable energy, http://le.utah.gov/~2017/bills/static/HB0297.html.


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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University of Utah, Government Relations: http://governmentrelations.utah.edu/

2016: Social Impact Partnership Act ( James Lee Sorenson Global Impact Investing Center at the University of Utah, $60,000). Although this supports impact at the national level, we determined it did not meet the criteria required for Public Policy support.

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