Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 56.16
Liaison Matthew Liesch
Submission Date May 13, 2024

STARS v2.2

Central Michigan University
EN-6: Assessing Sustainability Culture

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 1.00 Eric Urbaniak
Student Reviewer
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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:

Central Sustainability developed a sustainability culture assessment distributed to students in the fall of 2022. Sustainability coordinators asked residence hall directors to forward the survey to students in each residence hall. Sustainability coordinators plan to periodically update the survey and reassess the CMU community sustainability culture.


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:

Do you feel like your high school education has informed you enough on sustainability and environmental issues? Do you feel like your academic education at CMU has informed you enough on sustainability and environmental issues? How could CMU improve its sustainability education? Do you feel like you are a part of a community? What are some ways you think you can be more sustainable? How would you improve your education on sustainability? Do you have any ideas for projects and policies related to sustainability at CMU?


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

The sustainability assessment consists of 33 questions about demographics, individual responsibility and knowledge of sustainability issues and the role of citizens related to environmental issues. It asks opinions or prospective policy changes with sustainable outcomes, like football stadium reusable water bottle policies. Sustainability coordinators asked residence hall directors to forward the survey to students in each residence hall. We received responses from each residence hall, academic college and class standing.


A brief summary of results from the cultural assessment:

In fall 2022, we received almost 300 responses. 91 percent of respondents were familiar with the term “sustainability.” 83 percent recycle regularly and 89 percent use a reusable water bottle. 83 percent would bring a reusable water bottle to the football stadium if policies changed and 90 percent would support an incentive program to reduce plastic bag use in campus markets. 71 percent feel they are part of a community at CMU. 95 percent have heard the term environmental sustainability before.


Website URL where information about the assessment of sustainability culture is available:
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