Thank you for your interest in our environment & parenting survey! 



You are invited to participate in a research study conducted by Siobhan Bonisteel, under the supervision of Dr. Stephen Quilley, School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability at the University of Waterloo, Canada. This study is for a Master thesis.   

This is an anonymous survey. Your responses are not connected to you personally and will be used without any personal identifiers. 

Study Purpose: 
Parents are making a number of choices for their children that either support or undermine sustainability.  The purpose of this study is to understand the tensions and opportunities environmentally-conscious parents experience when raising children in modern-consumer society.

To participate in this survey you need to be a parent who is aware of environmental issues and reside within Waterloo Region.

This survey will take approximately 15 minutes. Participation in this study is voluntary. You may decline to answer any questions that you do not wish to answer and you can withdraw your participation at any time by not submitting your responses. There are no known or anticipated risks from participating in this study. It is important for you to know that any information that you provide will be confidential. All of the data will be summarized and no individual can be identified from these summarized results. Furthermore, the web site is programmed to collect responses alone and will not collect any information that could potentially identify you (such as machine identifiers). This survey uses Survey MonkeyTM which is a United States of America company. Consequently, USA authorities under provisions of the Patriot Act may access this survey data. If you prefer not to submit your data through Survey MonkeyTM, please contact Siobhan Bonisteel so you can participate using an alternative method (such as through an email or paper-based questionnaire). The alternate method may decrease anonymity but confidentiality will be maintained.     

We would like to assure you that this study has been reviewed and received ethics clearance through a University of Waterloo Research Ethics Committee. However, the final decision about participation is yours. If you have any comments or concerns resulting from your participation in this study, please feel free to contact Dr. Maureen Nummelin in the Office of Research Ethics at 1-519-888-4567, Ext. 36005 or

Thank you for considering participation in this study.     

Siobhan Bonisteel Topping, 
Stephen Quilley, Environment & Resource Studies Department at the University of Waterloo:
(519) 888-4567 Ext. 38335

Consent to Participant:

With full knowledge of all foregoing, I agree, of my own free will, to participate in this study.
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