Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 55.86
Liaison Liesel Schwarz
Submission Date Sept. 16, 2021

STARS v2.2

Villanova University
EN-14: Participation in Public Policy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.67 / 2.00 Liesel Schwarz
Sustainability Manager
Facilities
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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:
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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:
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Does the institution advocate for public policies that support campus sustainability or that otherwise advance sustainability at the national level?:
Yes

A brief description of how the institution engages in public policy advocacy for sustainability at the national level:

The University President, Father Peter Donohue, publicly committed Villanova University as a supporter of a strong agreement for the COP21 conference in Paris (along with hundreds of other American schools). This commitment was meant to encourage the US President at the time, Barack Obama, to push for greater GHG reduction by our nation.

In addition, President Donohue publicly supported the countries participation in the Paris Climate agreement after the 2016 election, after the President of the United States pulled America out of the Paris Climate Agreement in spring on 2017, and again, after America formally withdrew from the Paris Agreement in 2020.

These actions show a continued and public support for America's participation in global carbon reduction efforts.

https://www.facebook.com/VUSustainability/photos/a.540584276059085.1073741829.520010551449791/852785511505625/?type=3&theater
http://secondnature.org/higher-education-climate-action-letter/
https://www.wearestillin.com/


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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