Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 51.15
Liaison Joanne Wong
Submission Date May 31, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Mills College
EN-6: Assessing Sustainability Culture

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 1.00 Nicole Gaetjens
Sustainability Coordinator
Campus Facilities
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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 inaugural Sustainability Survey was developed and administered in Fall 2015. The survey was drafted by the Sustainability Coordinator and edited based on feedback from the Sustainability Committee, which consists of students, faculty, and staff.

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 shared via campus-wide email announcements and social media. Responses were incentivized via a gift card raffle. The survey was created on a Google Form that only allowed responses from a mills.edu gmail account.

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

Most respondents ranked drought mitigation as the area Mills should prioritize improving its efforts in, and most respondents believed most lawns should be replaced with drought-tolerant natives. However, a significant number of respondents (35%) believed that lawns serve an important purpose and should be kept. Most respondents cared about sustainable activities such as biking, waste reduction, shopping locally, and reducing energy use.

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

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