Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 60.52
Liaison Seth Vidana
Submission Date March 1, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Western Washington University
EN-14: Participation in Public Policy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.67 / 2.00 Seth Vidaña
Director of Sustainability
Office of 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?:
No

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:
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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, 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:

WWU is a signatory of the "We're Still In", a group of mayors, governors, and business leaders that Americans would not retreat from the global pact to reduce emissions and stem the causes of climate change. We are still in advocates for public policy in the area of carbon emissions and climate change.

WWU also advocates for priorities that advance sustainability at the national level and partners with federal elected officials from Washington State when applicable for sustainability purposes. For example, over each of the past two years, WWU has included sustainability and energy efficiency as a policy priority in its federal legislative advocacy booklet. The request advocates for expanding federal efforts to support higher education institutions in improving operations and transportation efficiency and calls for grant funding from federal agencies to support university research in sustainability, renewable energy and green technology.


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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