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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 65.93
Liaison Srinivasan Raghavan
Submission Date Feb. 24, 2015
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STARS v2.0

University of Missouri
EN-14: Participation in Public Policy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 2.00 Michael Burden
Sustainability Coordinator
MU Sustainability
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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?:
No

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:

Our legislative priorities are developed around our operating and capital budgets and set by the Board of Curators. Generally the University itself does not take formal positions for or against other policy issues although we do sometimes provide testimony for information purposes. We do, however, highlight our efforts to improve energy production using biofuels and alternative energy sources.


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

See above. We do include our power plant, agriculture research center for alternative fuels and bio fuels, and other programs on legislative tours at times.


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

We do not make political donations.


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

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.