Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 56.92
Liaison Julien-Pierre Lacombe
Submission Date Nov. 14, 2018
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STARS v2.1

École de Technologie Supérieure
EN-6: Assessing Sustainability Culture

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 1.00 Valérie Desormeaux
Sustainable office
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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::
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:

The survey was created by the sustainability officer and his intern in July 2018 and was revised several times over the following months. It was finally corrected and analysed by the general direction in September 2018. The survey contained questions on SD knowledge and culture. Questions number 2 and 14 to 22 were on culture. The questions focused on culture, values and behaviours at home and on campus.

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:

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

The survey was distributed to the entire community on September 19, 2018 by email, and the community had one week to respond. Surveymonkey was the platform chosen to create the survey.

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

The majority of people (94,62%) consider important that ÉTS engages in a sustainable development process. However, for most of them (56.64%), ÉTS's SD actions did not influence their choice to study or work there. 56.64% of people did not take any SD courses. 61.51% of people do not participate in any SD-related activities on campus and 37.14% participate sometimes in these activities. The reasons for not participating in these activities are mainly lack of time (57.72%) or lack of information about the activities (39.90%). In terms of their attitude towards SD, 48.74% of people believe it is important and are committed when possible, while 41.34% of people believe it is a priority and take action accordingly.

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

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