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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 Eric O'Brien
Submission Date March 1, 2013
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University of Northern Iowa
PAE-24: Sustainability Policy Advocacy

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University Sustainability 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:

Since its inception, UNI was a strong advocate for the creation of the Iowa Power Fund. The Power Fund was created to be a tool for the State of Iowa, The Office of Energy Independence and the Power Fund Board to promote the goals of Iowa energy independence. Power Fund money is appropriated to the Office to provide financial assistance to entities conducting business, research, or programs in Iowa. Once created, UNI has been an advocate of continued funding for the program. In addition, UNI has also advocated for federal funding to be directed toward environmental issues tied to additional funding of campus initiatives.


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