Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.47
Liaison Ryan Todd
Submission Date March 1, 2021

STARS v2.2

California State University, Sacramento
EN-6: Assessing Sustainability Culture

Status Score Responsible Party
0.25 / 1.00 Kristina Cullen
Sustainability Analyst
Facilities Management—Sustainability
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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::
A subset of the campus community or a sample that may not be representative of the entire community

Which of the following best describes the structure of the cultural assessment? The assessment is administered::
Without a follow-up assessment of the same cohort or representative samples of the same population

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

Sac state conducted the Stinger Sustainability Survey to understand the behaviors and knowledge of the undergraduate students on campus towards sustainability. This survey was adapted by students in the ENVS 114 class in collaboration with the Sustainability department, and the questions were based on questions used by the Environmental and Social Sustainability Lab at Ohio State University.


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:

Some questions related to sustainability culture include:
When you have the opportunity, how often do you do the following?
a. Use reusable shopping bags when purchasing groceries
b. Use reusable shopping bags when purchasing non- groceries items.
c. Use a reusable water bottle
d. purchase organically grown food
e. plant a vegetable and/or fruit garden or participate in a community garden
The rest of the questions can be found in the above pdf


A brief description of how representative samples were reached (if applicable) and how the cultural assessment is administered:

The sample was randomly generated and emailed out to undergraduate students within a 3 week period. The students who completed the survey were entered to win a bike lock or coffee voucher. 12% of the students who received the survey responded to it.


A brief summary of results from the cultural assessment:

Of the questions analyzed, the results from the assessment showed that the students averaged neither likely nor unlikely to participate in sustainable behaviors, such as bringing a reusable bag when shopping or carpooling to school. This study showed that most students on campus didn't participate in sustainable practices at that time be it from inaccessible resources or lack of knowledge.


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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