Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Micah Kenfield
Submission Date July 22, 2014
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STARS v2.0

Vassar College
EN-14: Participation in Public Policy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Alistair Hall
Sustainability Assistant
Dean of Strategic Planning

Criteria

Institution advocates for national, state/provincial, or local public policies that support campus sustainability or that otherwise advance sustainability.  

The policy advocacy must be done by the institution, not by students or a student group. This credit acknowledges institutions that advocate for policy changes and legislation to advance sustainability broadly. Advocacy efforts that are made exclusively to advance the institution's interests or projects may not be counted. For example, advocating for government funding for campus sustainability may be counted, whereas lobbying for the institution to receive funds that have already been appropriated may not.


Applicability

This credit applies to all institutions.


Scoring

Institutions earn 2 points for this credit by meeting the criteria outlined above.  Partial points are not available for this credit.     


Measurement

Timeframe

Report on sustainability policy advocacy efforts that took place during the three years prior to the anticipated date of submission.  The report does not have to include all advocacy efforts.  

Sampling and Data Standards

Not applicable

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.