Town of Fairfield "Green Survey"

The Sustainable Fairfield Task Force (http://www.fairfieldct.org/sftf) is conducting a survey of Town residents to learn how residents view issues of community sustainability and environmental preservation.  We also want to give residents an opportunity to tell us how we can help them become more engaged in preserving our community’s environmental well-being. 

“Sustainability” refers to a community’s ability to manage its growth and development in an environmentally sound and economically responsible manner to preserve and protect the quality of life of its residents.  Sustainability is a key focus of the Town’s strategic vision – but depends critically on the active involvement of people Town-wide.

The survey below should take about 5 to 10 minutes to complete.  We plan to publicize the survey findings widely, but we want to assure you that the survey is completely anonymous, and your responses will be held in strict confidence.

Please note, only one person in your household should take the survey.

The Task Force is looking forward to seeing your responses.  Thank you for your participation in this important survey!

Did you know that Fairfield has volunteer bodies focused  on:

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1. Did you know that Fairfield has volunteer bodies focused  on:

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Developing and executing projects for community sustainability and environmental preservation
Encouraging walking and biking for transportation, recreation, exercise and quality of life
Recognizing Earth Day annually
Protecting shellfish habitat and helping to increase shellfishing opportunities in Fairfield waters
Managing Fairfield’s natural resources, both water resources and open space land
Overseeing Fairfield’s flood and erosion control system
Investigating land that could be purchased by the Town for recreation
Overseeing the Town's Department of Solid Waste and Recycling and the Town transfer station
Promoting the environmental, economic, and cultural value of trees in Fairfield
Did you know that Fairfield has recently drafted a long-term master plan for community sustainability and environmental preservation initiatives Town-wide?

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2. Did you know that Fairfield has recently drafted a long-term master plan for community sustainability and environmental preservation initiatives Town-wide?

Would you be interested in learning more about this plan?

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3. Would you be interested in learning more about this plan?

How important is community sustainability and environmental preservation to you personally?

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4. How important is community sustainability and environmental preservation to you personally?

Please tell us whether you agree or disagree:

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5. Please tell us whether you agree or disagree:

  Agree strongly Agree somewhat Disagree somewhat Disagree strongly
People I know in Fairfield generally care about community sustainability and environmental preservation.
Fairfield’s town leaders care about community sustainability and environmental preservation.
It’s important for me to live in a community where sustainability and preservation of the environment are important priorities.
It’s important for me to reduce my “carbon footprint.”
I am interested in learning more about how to help support community sustainability and environmental preservation in Fairfield.
The Town of Fairfield should provide residents with more information about how to support community sustainability and maintain an environmentally-conscious lifestyle.
In my household, we have taken the following steps to maintain an environmentally-conscious lifestyle (choose all that apply):

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6. In my household, we have taken the following steps to maintain an environmentally-conscious lifestyle (choose all that apply):

Regardless of whether you have taken these steps already, how likely are you over the next 12 months to:

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7. Regardless of whether you have taken these steps already, how likely are you over the next 12 months to:

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Recycle more
Reduce our household’s energy usage
Reduce our use of harmful household chemicals
Carry our own bags to the supermarket
Reduce our gasoline consumption (e.g., via public transportation or a more fuel-efficient vehicle)
Eat less meat
Buy an energy-efficient (Energy Star-certified) appliance
Arrange for an evaluation of my home’s energy use
Compost food waste and garden debris
Reduce our use of harmful lawn and garden chemicals
Divert rainwater for lawn and garden use
Buy more locally grown or organic produce
Buy from environmentally responsible companies
When you vote this November, how important to your decision-making will be a candidate’s positions on community sustainability and environmental preservation?

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8. When you vote this November, how important to your decision-making will be a candidate’s positions on community sustainability and environmental preservation?

Did you know that Fairfield sponsors an annual event in September to showcase the latest electric car models and help residents learn more about them?

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9. Did you know that Fairfield sponsors an annual event in September to showcase the latest electric car models and help residents learn more about them?

How likely would you be to attend this event when it next occurs?

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10. How likely would you be to attend this event when it next occurs?

Did you know that Fairfield sponsors regular campaigns to help residents purchase solar panels for their homes with special discount pricing, installed by a vetted solar firm?

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11. Did you know that Fairfield sponsors regular campaigns to help residents purchase solar panels for their homes with special discount pricing, installed by a vetted solar firm?

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