Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 52.06
Liaison Casey Meehan
Submission Date June 15, 2017
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Western Technical College
EN-14: Participation in Public Policy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Joshua Housel
Sustainability Intern
Sustainability
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Does the institution advocate for national, state/provincial, or local public policies that support campus sustainability or that otherwise advance sustainability?:
Yes

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:

Western liasons spoke publically at the City of La Crosse Common Council meeting in support of a joint City-County Sustainability Plan. Western also supports the Empire Builder High-Speed Rail Coalition's efforts.


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

Western Technical College has advocated for policy on the State level. Representatives from Western Technical College traveled to the state capitol in Madison Wisconsin in order to speak with State Senator Jennifer Schilling. These representatives were sent in order to advocate for increased funding for the Buy Local, Buy Wisconsin Grant Program. During this meeting with the Senator Western representatives promoted the incorporation of local food in school lunches.


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 institution’s advocacy efforts is available:
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