Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.20
Liaison David Heithaus
Submission Date Jan. 20, 2021

STARS v2.2

Kenyon College
EN-6: Assessing Sustainability Culture

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 1.00 Emma Garschagen
Student Intern
OGI
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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::
Longitudinally to measure change over time

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
lights.


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:
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