Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 50.85
Liaison Elissa Brown
Submission Date Feb. 8, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Whitman College
EN-14: Participation in Public Policy

Status Score Responsible Party
2.00 / 2.00 Brandon Bishop
Campus Sustainability Coordinator
Physical Plant
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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:

The Campus Sustainability Coordinator is an active member of the City Councils Sustainability Advisory Committee. Through this relationship the institution is able to advocate for sustainable policy and ordinances. While the Office of Sustainability serves in a liaison capacity direct lobbying is not conducted in relations to sustainable policy. While this is the case the institution does attempt to provide support and council to the municipal government where appropriate.


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 institution has actively been engaged with national policy. This year we joined a letter to congress and the incoming presidential administration. http://secondnature.org/higher-education-climate-action-letter/


Does the institution advocate for public policies that support campus sustainability or that otherwise advance sustainability at the international level?:
Yes

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:

The institution has actively been engaged with national policy. This year we joined a letter to congress and the incoming presidential administration. http://secondnature.org/higher-education-climate-action-letter/


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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