Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 47.63
Liaison Dennis Carlberg
Submission Date Dec. 14, 2011
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STARS v1.1

Boston University
ER-13: Sustainability Literacy Assessment

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 2.00 Dennis Carlberg
Associate Vice President for University Sustainability
BU Sustainability
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Has the institution conducted a sustainability literacy assessment?:

Did the assessment include a baseline evaluation of students and then a follow-up evaluation of the same cohort?:

A copy of the questions included in the sustainability literacy assessment:
A copy of the questions included in the sustainability literacy assessment :

Please see the attached PDF.

A brief description of how the assessment was developed:

The 2010 assessment was developed using the template for our annual sustainability survey from the year before. We adjusted the survey according to consideration of comments on the previously administered survey.

A brief description of how the assessment was administered:

The assessment was administered through the management of Boston University. The management e-mailed the survey to every student/faculty/staff and anyone with a BU e-mail address.

A brief summary of results from the assessment:

Some of the results found that poll takers care most about energy conservation, alternative energy, and pollution prevention, and that less than 15% of survey takers drive alone to work. The survey also measured people’s knowledge about recycling, waste reduction, water conservation, and energy conservation.

The website URL where information about the literacy assessment is available:

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