Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 45.66
Liaison Stalin Espinal
Submission Date March 2, 2023

STARS v2.2

City University of New York, Brooklyn College
EN-6: Assessing Sustainability Culture

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Stalin Espinal
Sustainability Coordinator
Environmental Health & Safety
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Does the institution conduct an assessment of sustainability culture?:

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 cultural assessment was developed using Microsoft Forms and distributed starting in the Spring 2023 academic semester.

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:

What is your primary affiliation with Brooklyn College?

How often do you recycle at home?

How often do you recycle on campus?

Why do you place recyclables in the general trash, and not the recycling bin, while on campus?

How often do carry your own reusable items (bags/utensils/containers/bottles)?

What items do you typically carry?

What would encourage you to reduce your reliance on single-use plastics?

What action(s) will you take to reduce plastic waste associated with your food and diet?

Would you like to be added to the Campus Sustainability mailing list to stay updated on future events and giveaways?

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

Weekly tabling and events during campus common hours

A brief summary of results from the cultural assessment:

When asked “How often do you carry a reusable water bottle/tumbler, bag or cutlery?” more than half of survey respondents, out of 199 participants, responded “always.” Participants commonly stated the biggest hindrance to recycling on campus is “not knowing which different items to recycle” or “too much food/residue on items.” These survey results help inform our plans, training, communication, education and outreach on recycling and waste diversion on Campus; they also provided the opportunity to engage our staff and campus community on these efforts, making them part of the solution.

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

Additional documentation to support the submission:

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