Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.94
Liaison Tanya Roberts
Submission Date Feb. 7, 2020
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STARS v2.1

Durham College
EN-6: Assessing Sustainability Culture

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Tanya Roberts
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Management
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Does the institution conduct an assessment of sustainability culture (i.e. the assessment focuses on sustainability values, behaviors and beliefs, and may also address awareness of campus sustainability initiatives)?:

Which of the following best describes the cultural assessment? The assessment is administered to::
The entire campus community (students, staff and faculty), 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 is built into the Green Office Certification program, which was developed by the sustainability committee. The committee was then restructured into a team of Green Office Ambassadors and operates as a program specific task force with ambassadors serving as sustainability leads within their campus offices to implement the program behaviors.

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:

above/attached is a contract that accompanies the assessment tool, which requires that all staff members commit to specific behaviors that are highlighted in the assessment tool .

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

A pilot was conducted for 1 year and then the program became operational. The sample represents the participating offices. Staff ambassadors include employees across all levels of the organization, including work-study students

A brief summary of results from the cultural assessment, including a description of any measurable changes over time:

Offices are measured by a baseline and then operate through the certification levels of silver and gold, with additional bonus points for high impact behavioral practices. Office highlights are then collected for the annual all-employee Town Hall meeting in May and prizes are awarded to the top 3 offices that have made the biggest transitions over the past year.

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

This program is internal, so information and results are not public facing

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