Overall Rating Reporter
Overall Score
Liaison Phil Valko
Submission Date March 6, 2020
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Washington University in St. Louis
EN-14: Participation in Public Policy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Rose Windmiller
Assistant Vice Chancellor
Government and Community Relations
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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?:
Yes

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:

Washington University’s campus is connected to an adjacent neighborhood via a pedestrian/bicycle bridge and ramp. This bridge/ramp also connects to a regional greenway/bike path. In recent months, Washington University has engaged with the local city council through the ordinance process to improve both the bridge and the ramp, which will allow for grade separation between pedestrians, cyclists and others using non-motorized conveyances such as wheelchairs and strollers. The reconstruction of this public amenity improves access to, through, and from campus for both university members and the residents of our neighboring 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?:
Yes

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:

The University has advocated for robust federal funding for basic research at the U.S. Department of Energy, National Science Foundation, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and National Institutes of Health. Those agencies support research and programs at the University and beyond that improve sustainable practices and systems – from improving energy and resource utilization, to encouraging healthier lifestyles, to the development of new materials and manufacturing processes.


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