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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 Silver
Overall Score 51.34
Liaison Kat Pohlman
Submission Date April 26, 2016
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University of North Carolina, Wilmington
EN-14: Participation in Public Policy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Kathryn Pohlman
Sustainability Coordinator
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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?:

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:

As a public university in a multi-campus state system of higher education, UNCW’s policy agenda is determined by the UNC Board of Governors. Previous UNC policy agendas and budget requests have included numerous policies, programs, and projects to promote campus sustainability and sustainability more generally. UNCW has advocated on behalf of those initiatives along with the other UNC constituent institutions.

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

An example would be advocacy for authority to enter into energy performance contracting, which was a university-wide and successful effort. Once authority was obtained, UNCW entered into a very successful performance energy contract and is now entering into a second and larger contract

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

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.