Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 58.64
Liaison Casey Meehan
Submission Date Dec. 22, 2020

STARS v2.2

Western Technical College
EN-14: Participation in Public Policy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.33 / 2.00 Casey Meehan
Director of Sustainability and Resilience
Sustainability
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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:

Western's Director of Sustainability was appointed by the mayor of La Crosse to serve on the La Crosse Climate Action Plan steering committee. This committee is in support of a recently passed ordinance to achieve City-wide carbon neutrality by 2050.


Does the institution advocate for public policies that support campus sustainability or that otherwise advance sustainability at the state/provincial/regional level?:
Yes

A brief description of how the institution engages in public policy advocacy for sustainability at the state/provincial/regional level:

Western has done work on advocating for Project Proven with state representatives. Project Proven works to ease the transition of incarcerated individuals into a full-time student role.


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

Western is an inaugural member of the Presidents' Climate Commitment. Additionally, we have signed the "We are still in" commitment after the current federal administration signaled they would be pulling the U.S. out of the Paris Climate Accord.


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

Not applicable


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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