|Submission Date||Sept. 29, 2014|
University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
EN-14: Participation in Public Policy
Sustainability & Strategic Planning Coordinator
Does the institution advocate for national, state/provincial, 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, legislation, and ordinances for or against which the institution has advocated:
University faculty and staff conduct public policy advocacy with a number of constituencies. Faculty members have advocated with: the Wisconsin Department of Administration to change state rules in such a way to provide incentives to the UW System campuses for saving energy as the system did not return to the campuses any savings resulting in energy efficiency or conservation efforts; the Science and Technical Advisory Committee for the Green Bay Remedial Action Plan - clean up efforts of the Fox River and Lower Green Bay; the US EPA's Office of Environmental Information and Toxic Release Inventory programs to improve how informaiton disclosurecan be more effective; the Oneida Tribe and Village of Hobart, WI, to encourage greater cooperation of their respective governments; Wisconsin Public Radio commentaries on energy and environmental themes, with advocacy around finding paths to sustainable energy sources; with the State Legislature to increase tipping fees at waste disposal sites in order to decrease the amount of out of state waste being disposed of in Wisconsin; and, with the State Legislature to enact a ban on disposing of oil filters in landfills.
A brief description of other political positions the institution has taken during the previous three years:
A brief description of political donations the institution made during the previous three years (if applicable):
The website URL where information about the institution’s advocacy efforts is available:
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