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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 Gold
Overall Score 75.27
Liaison Katie Lavin
Submission Date Jan. 28, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Sterling College (VT)
EN-14: Participation in Public Policy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Matthew Derr
President
Administrative
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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:

Sterling College has hosted 350Vermont on campus to talk about a carbon tax to encourage emission reductions and to use the money both for energy efficiency and for tax cuts elsewhere.


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

Sterling College was a participant in the lobbying and support of raising the net metering limits in Vermont to enable more renewable power and energy use.


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

N/A


The website URL where information about the institution’s advocacy efforts is available:
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