Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.24
Liaison Justin Mog
Submission Date Feb. 27, 2019
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STARS v2.1

University of Louisville
EN-6: Assessing Sustainability Culture

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 1.00 Justin Mog
Assistant to the Provost for Sustainability Initiatives
Office of the Provost
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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)?:
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::
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 Green Interest Survey was developed in 2018 and adopted by Campus Housing in January of 2019. Several programs for sustainable living are run with help through Housing's sustainability staff including Ecolympics, Lighten-Your-Load, and free bikeshare. This survey is an attempt to measure the existing and potential levels of resident involvement in sustainable initiatives and practices on campus. This survey was created and administered by undergraduate and graduate students working in Housing with the guidance of Dr. Justin Mog, Assistant to the Provost for Sustainable Initiatives. The intention is for this survey to be administered periodically (multiple times throughout the year) by students during Housing's extracurricular programming.


A copy or sample of the questions related to sustainability culture:
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A sample of the questions related to sustainability culture or the website URL where the assessment tool is available:

Survey can be found on Survey Monkey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GBB2962

**************Sample Questions**************************

Do you participate in maintaining the existing community gardens on campus?

Yes

No

I didn't know about them but I want to now! (Ask your surveyor for more information)

Which of the following were you aware of:

Campus Housing Bike Share Program

Cardinal Directions

Free TARC with UofL Id

None

I would participate in a student committee focused on preserving and improving campus ecology, quality, and sustainability of student life?

Strongly agree

Agree

Disagree

Strongly disagree

I would participate in maintaining a community garden or plants (i.e Vegetated Roof, Window Planters, Indoor/houseplants, etc.) in or at my residence hall?

Strongly agree

Agree

Disagree

Strongly disagree

I would like to see improved efforts to campus sustainability.

Strongly agree

Agree

Disagree

Strongly disagree

If you agreed, where could we improve?

Engagement (i.e. design of events, clubs, and student involvement)

Operations (i.e. Waste Reduction or efficiency)

Academics (i.e. Access to courses and extracurricular training)

Planning & Administration (i.e. Goals to Carbon Neutrality, Openness to change)

Others (please specify)

How important do you feel the following concepts are to sustainability:
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Not Important Less Important Important More Important Most Important
Pedestrians or "Car-free"

Reducing Energy Use

Renewable Energy

Recycling

Plant based or "Meat-free" nutrition

Reducing waste

Saving water

Protecting species

Ethical or "fair trade" purchasing



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

The assessment is administered face-to-face with voluntary respondents, during tabling and events for sustainability. These programs are open to the general student body. The sample is not representative and does not allow for individual follow-up assessments at this time.


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

Less than the minimum sample size has been reached. Data from the next three years may be combined to establish a baseline.


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