Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 49.78
Liaison Sarah Rykal
Submission Date Nov. 4, 2015
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University of Wisconsin-Stout
EN-14: Participation in Public Policy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Sarah Rykal
Sustainability Coordinator
Sustainability Office
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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:

UW-Stout representatives sit on the Joint Sustainability Working Group with Dunn County and the City of Menomonie. UW-Stout also has representatives on the Dunn County Bicycling and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC), which advises the County Planning Commission. In addition, administrators at UW-Stout host a regular meeting with the City of Menomonie to discuss partnered projects that are in the works.

Additionally, UW-Stout's campus administration has advocated with the Wisconsin Department of Administration to provide incentives to the UW System campuses for energy efficiency and conservation, to keep the financial savings of these measures at the individual campus level. We have also worked locally on economic development for the Menomonie Community, to create a more vibrant downtown with more businesses and more jobs.

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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