Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 74.42
Liaison Mary-Lee Townsend
Submission Date Feb. 1, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Western University
EN-14: Participation in Public Policy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.33 / 2.00 Rob Pigeon
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Management
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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:

WESTERN UNIVERSITY SIGNS THE PLEDGE AS A COMMITED INSTITUTION TO A GREENER WORLD
Western’s president Amit Chakma signed the Council of Ontario Universities’ Commitment to a Greener World on November 2009. This commitment establishes our responsibility to generate, disseminate and apply knowledge on sustainability and climate change, inside and outside of Western. The statement can be found here: http://cou.on.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/COU-Exec-Heads-Green-Pledge.pdf

ONTARIO'S ENERGY SECTOR
The Ivey Energy Policy and Management Centre tackles the inherent complexity of energy policy through an interdisciplinary approach that considers the economic, political, social, and environmental concerns. It brings an independent, fact-based perspective to the dialogue to clarify issues. Several policy briefs and other studies look at the Energy market in Ontario, from governance of Local Distribution Companies, to consumer advocacy and renewable energy generation that can help advance Ontario’s energy market.
https://www.ivey.uwo.ca/energycentre/research/policy-briefs/


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?:
Yes

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:

PRESIDENT’S LETTER ON IMMIGRATION EXECUTIVE ORDER
Western’s president Amit Chakma released a statement in reaction to U.S. President Donald Trump’s executive order that came out Friday. The order prevents individuals from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States for 90 days and an indefinite ban on Syrian refugees. The statement can be read here http://president.uwo.ca/pdf/updatearchive/AC%20statement%20on%20U.S.%20Travel%20Restrictions.pdf

In addition, Western University approved and joined the message offered by Universities Canada on January 29, 2017, supporting its American counterparts and condemning this type of executive decision. The statement can be found here: https://www.univcan.ca/media-room/media-releases/statement-response-u-s-executive-order/

WESTERN UNIVERSITY SIGNS ONTO PARIS PLEDGE
Western is joining a global community of universities, businesses, cities and other groups in signing the Paris Pledge for Action, committing to doing its part to limit the global temperature rise to less than 2 degrees Celsius
http://news.westernu.ca/2016/04/university-signs-onto-paris-pledge/


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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