Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 52.43
Liaison Wesley Enterline
Submission Date Nov. 13, 2018
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University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
EN-14: Participation in Public Policy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 2.00 Wesley Enterline
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Planning and 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:

During the last few years, the Sustainability Coordinator has engaged in two committees at the municipal/local level to advance sustainability.

First, membership on the Sustainable Janesville Committee has included a role in writing and advocating for ordinances for the City of Janesville (where the new branch campus is located). Ordinances include backyard chickens, beekeeping, and natural landscaping. The committee also took a stance on the removal of a local dam. While the official capacity of service is that of citizen volunteer, the expertise for sustainability issues has helped inform this committee and institutional leadership is aware of the participation.

Second, the Sustainability Coordinator is President of Rock River Stormwater Group, a confederation of municipalities that pay a membership fee to engage in collective education and outreach activities around stormwater issues to help all members meet compliance standards for the MS4 stormwater permit. The institution is a member of this group and has provided a leadership role for many years. Additionally, students from the Marketing Department have been engaged as consultants to conduct a variety of stormwater outreach in the member communities.


Does the institution advocate for public policies that support campus sustainability or that otherwise advance sustainability at the state/provincial/regional level?:
No

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:
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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?:
No

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:
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A brief description of other political positions the institution has taken during the previous three years (if applicable):

None identified.


A brief description of political donations the institution made during the previous three years (if applicable):

N/A


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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