Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.90
Liaison Hannes Gerhardt
Submission Date March 30, 2018
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University of West Georgia
EN-14: Participation in Public Policy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.67 / 2.00 Hannes Gerhardt
Sustainability Director
Department of Geosciences
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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:

The University of West Georgia has a long standing relationship with the City of Carrollton. In the last couple of years the University (upper administration) has been particularly active in advocating for and working with the city to create better non-vehicular transportation options for University students. This has taken numerous dimensions, such as actively taking part in planning the walking and biking trail (the Greenbelt) that now circles the city; a portion of the Greenbelt travels through the campus. The University has also been an active supporter and sponsor of bringing a bike share program to the city. The University now funds part of the bike share system, which is licensed to the city. The University has also been an advocate for better transportation options for bikes and pedestrians to connect from the University to downtown Carrollton. The hope here is to create a more pedestrian friendly downtown and a "spoke" that would connect the Greenbelt on campus to downtown Carrollton.


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, 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 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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