|Submission Date||April 22, 2015|
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
EN-14: Participation in Public Policy
Facilities Planning and Management
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-Whitewater has been an active participant in the Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Planning process with the City of Whitewater. The partnership started with the development of the plan, which included making several recommendations that would have a positive impact on the accessibility of students living in the local community. However, a recommendation to change the configuration of Main Street along the south end of campus is significant (four lane to three lane “road diet”) and somewhat controversial, but the campus representatives have advocated for this change to enhance pedestrian and bicyclist safety.
The Master Plan has been finalized and adopted by the City of Whitewater Common Council and the committee focused on the master plan has transitioned to the Bike Advocacy Group, which is focused on addressing the public outreach components of the master plan.
UW-Whitewater has representatives that serve on the City of Whitewater Energy Independence Team and developed the 2025 Community Energy Independence Plan.
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: