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Have a Voice on Climate Issues on Campus! Check Your Inbox for Sustainability Survey This Week
In an effort to gain feedback and insights directly from the campus community with the goal of effecting positive change in our sustainability and climate practices, Sustainability Management has created both a student and a faculty and staff survey which will be sent by email to randomized participants starting this week.
The student survey was created with a Sustainability Management student intern, while the faculty and staff survey was created by staff in Sustainability Management. On both versions, questions seek to assess respondents’ general understanding of sustainability and environmental problems. Some questions are opinion-based while others gauge interest in becoming more involved in sustainable initiatives or programs.
Responses will help inform Sustainability Management where to focus efforts and evaluate the campus community’s sustainability related concerns. These surveys will ultimately help the University gain points toward the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS). STARS is a self-reporting assessment to measure higher education institutions’ sustainability performance. Colleges and universities can earn points toward different level ratings: Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum. Syracuse University is currently rated Silver with goals to reach Gold and eventually, Platinum.
There are plans to re-survey the same respondents in the future to measure if there have been any changes in responses. The more data received over time, the more helpful it will be. Surveys are sent randomly to selected students, faculty and staff via their syr.edu email address. Each survey should only take a few minutes and upon completion, respondents can submit their name for an Amazon gift card.
Keep an eye on your inbox and take the time to include your valuable feedback so the University can continue to improve and enhance its sustainability initiatives. With a heightened awareness of climate change and environmental issues, there is greater demand for action from students as well as faculty and staff.
This survey will provide vital information and help Sustainability Management prioritize certain areas. If you have any questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org. To stay up-to-date with Sustainability Management, follow them on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram @SustainableSU.