Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 54.40
Liaison Daniela Beall
Submission Date March 3, 2022

STARS v2.2

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
EN-14: Participation in Public Policy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.33 / 2.00 John Arendt
Director of EMBI
Environmental Management and Business Institute
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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:

John Arendt, Director of the Environmental Management & Business Institute (EMBI) and Director of Sustainability, serves on the City of Green Bay's Sustainability Commission. In 2019, the Sustainability Commission decided to establish a pollinator corridor, including support for the use of more native plant species, green infrastructure codes, invasive species removal, and low-mow May.


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:

**Sustainability Recommendations for the Governor’s Task Force on Climate Change - June 2020**
John Arendt, Director of EMBI and Sustainability, and Daniela Beall, Sustainability Coordinator, participate in the University of Wisconsin System (UWS) Sustainability Committee, comprised of sustainability professionals from the various universities within the state college system. One of the working groups of the committee was focused on advocating for climate action in relation to the Governor's Task Force on Climate Change. In June 2020, the UWS Sustainability Committee submitted recommendations that identified high-impact actions in 11 sustainability categories:
-Greenhouse Gas Emissions
-Indoor Air Quality
-Community Health and Wellbeing
-Employment and Business
-Energy Efficiency
-Financial Sustainability
-Renewable Energy
-Resource Management
-Social Sustainability
-Transportation
-Water Stewardship
These recommendations fulfilled a request by Lt. Governor Barnes’ office and align with Governor Evers’s Executive Orders 38 and 52.

**Fossil-Fuel Free Energy for the UW System**
A group of sustainability professionals across the UW System institutions developed a document to communicate a common priority to Chief Business Officers at UW System schools: to improve the management of energy on their campuses in order to build a sustainable future. The policy recommendation was made to support affordability and advance academic endeavors, as well as drive operational excellence in alignment with UW System’s 2020FWD strategic plan. The policy proposals includes the following goals:
-Reporting & Planning: Account and plan for all institutional energy consumption, on and off the main campus sites.
-Energy Efficiency: Reduce UW System energy consumption 30% per gross square foot by 2030
-Renewable Energy: Commit to 100% renewable electricity by 2030, in accordance with efficiency goals


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:
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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:
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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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Website URL where information about the institution’s sustainability advocacy efforts is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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