|Submission Date||Jan. 20, 2021|
EN-6: Assessing Sustainability Culture
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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::
Which of the following best describes the structure of the cultural assessment? The assessment is administered::
A brief description of how and when the cultural assessment(s) were developed and/or adopted:
The Green Lifestyles program was established by student interns at the Office of Green Initiatives over the Spring of 2016. The assessment is administered through a google form where students, faculty, and staff check off which green activities they do on a regular basis. The assessment is provided at least twice an academic year, and participation is on a voluntary basis.
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:
1. I use compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFL) or light emitting diode (LED) bulbs for extra
or alternative lighting.
2. I use a power strip and turn it off/unplug it when my electronics are not in use (power
cords left plugged in still consume energy even when electronics are not charging).
3. I unplug my cell phone charger, laptop, or laptop charger when not in use.
4. I do not stream movies, shows, or videos for more than 5 hours each week.
5. I often open the shades to let in natural light during the day rather than turning on the
A brief description of how representative samples were reached (if applicable) and how the cultural assessment is administered:
The assessment is administered through a google form where students, faculty, and staff check off which green activities they do on a regular basis. The assessment is provided at least twice an academic year, and participation is on a voluntary basis.
A brief summary of results from the cultural assessment:
Most participants either improve their scores over time, or show no change. Very few show a negative change in green activities. Because participation is self-selecting and the respondent assesses their own compliance with the activity, it is difficult to objectively measure change over time.
Website URL where information about the assessment of sustainability culture is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.