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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 25.77
Liaison Seth Mangasarian
Submission Date May 8, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Nova Southeastern University
EN-14: Participation in Public Policy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Richard Grosso
Professor
Huizenga Business School
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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 institution is represented on the Broward County Climate Change Task Force, NSU advocates for public policy on mitigating and adapting to climate change. For example, a climate change action plan was created, supported by the Task Force, and passed by the Board of County Commissioners. Dr. Richard Grosso, NSU Task Force Member, chaired the Natural Systems subcommittee for the revising of the community policy and action plan. Also, many members of the NSU community participated in the various public subcommittee meetings providing expert and community input.

NSU engages in public policy advocacy through the Broward Planning Council promoting coordinated, comprehensive, long-range planning throughout the County to review and make recommendations to the Broward County Commission on all proposed amendments to the Land Use Plan.


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:

NSU signed the White House initiative, American Campuses Act on Climate Pledge (ACAC) to amplify the voice of the higher-ed community in support of a strong international climate agreement in the United Nations COP21 climate negotiations in Paris. NSU signed the pledge on 12/18/2015.


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:

NSU signed American Campuses Act on Climate Pledge (ACAC) initiative to amplify the voice of the higher-ed community in support of a strong international climate agreement in the United Nations COP21 climate negotiations in Paris. NSU signed the pledge on 12/18/2015.

NSU students and alumni coordinated a "Stand For Sustainability" march in Fort Lauderdale 11/30/2015 as a local arm for the Paris Climate March for COP21.


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:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.