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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.

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Liaison Matthew Williams
Submission Date Jan. 31, 2011
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University of Florida
PAE-24: Sustainability Policy Advocacy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Stephanie Sims
Implementation Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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Has the institution advocated for federal, state, and/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, bills, and ordinances for or against which the institution has advocated:

UF Government Relations advocates for sustainability policy as it fits within the mission of the university.

Legislative Priorities for the 2010 legislative session include:
-Health Insurance for Graduate Students-$4.0M. Graduate students are integral to conducting research that results in important discoveries and generates new businesses that will help diversify the state’s economy. In order to help attract the brightest and best graduate students to UF, we must be competitive in wages and benefits with other major national research universities. UF is asking the Legislature for a recurring appropriation to cover the cost of insurance.
-IFAS Funding- $1.65M. The demands placed upon IFAS to support the agricultural and natural resources economy of Florida continues to grow. Furthermore, IFAS must increase research and extension efforts directed at difficult environmental issues in Florida. UF is asking for funding for the IFAS Workload Formula.

Through Gators for Higher Education is a partnership between Alumni Affairs and University Relations to involve alumni around the state in advocacy for UF.

http://gatorsforhighered.ufl.edu/site/PageServer?pagename=legislative_priorities_2010


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

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