Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 50.03
Liaison Caroline Bruno
Submission Date May 28, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Williams College
EN-6: Assessing Sustainability Culture

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 1.00 Caroline Bruno
Sustainability Coordinator
Zilkha Center
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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 Zilkha Center for Environmental Initiatives developed a short survey relating both to the issues that are most important to the campus community (i.e. carbon emission reduction, transportation, waste diversion, construction impacts, investments, toxic materials, wetland conservation, equity, environmental justice, outdoor chemical use) and the approaches by which we should be improving on these issues (i.e. through educating campus community, through operational improvements, through demonstrating leadership, or through sharing information with peers).
This was administered during the Spring of 2018.

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 assessment was administered via an online survey. It was sent on an all-campus announcement platform and also targeted to many listserves. To make it representative we also conducted in person surveying in the student center in order to reach beyond a self-selecting crowd and to reach community members we don't usually communicate with.

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

No measures over time, but other results are in the document provided

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

Additional documentation to support the submission:

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