Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 47.37
Liaison Holly Andersen
Submission Date Jan. 26, 2021

STARS v2.2

Bennington College
EN-6: Assessing Sustainability Culture

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00
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Does the institution conduct an assessment of sustainability culture?:
Yes

Which of the following best describes the cultural assessment? The assessment is administered to::
The entire campus community (students and employees) directly or by representative sample

Which of the following best describes the structure of the cultural assessment? The assessment is administered::
Longitudinally to measure change over time

A brief description of how and when the cultural assessment(s) were developed and/or adopted:

The sustainability working group has been meeting for decades. They first worked on recycling, moving to energy efficiency projects, purchasing clothes drying racks for the houses, worked on composting programs in the houses, and training about how you can be more sustainable by using fewer to no plastics.


A copy or sample of the questions related to sustainability culture:
A sample of the questions related to sustainability culture or the website URL where the assessment tool is available:
A brief description of how representative samples were reached (if applicable) and how the cultural assessment is administered:

Many different policies where enacted and projects completed through this method. The form was shared through weekly newsletters and email chains.


A brief summary of results from the cultural assessment:

The culture of closing windows, closing doors, and student engagement with their built environment has been beneficial.


Website URL where information about the assessment of sustainability culture is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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