This survey is administered by UConn's Office of Sustainability. We want to gauge student awareness and attitudes around sustainability. The results of this survey will be used to better serve the UConn community through outreach and engagement initiatives. After answering the 28 short questions in the survey, you will have a chance to win a $25 prize!

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* 1. What is your class standing?

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* 2. What is your gender?

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* 3. What is your race/ethnicity? Please check all that apply.

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* 4. Where do you currently live?

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* 5. Major(s)

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* 6. Minor(s)

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* 7. How important is the issue of climate change to you personally?

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* 8. How worried are you about global warming?

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* 9. How much do you think global warming will harm you personally?

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* 10. How much do you think global warming will harm future generations of people?

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* 11. Which comes closest to your own attitude about the current environmental problems we face?

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* 12. Rank the following sustainability issues on campus from most important to least (1 being most important, 10 being least)

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* 13. What would be the single best way to improve recycling at UConn?

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* 14. Which comes closest to your own view about sustainable food/dining options at UConn?

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* 15. What is the primary source of energy on UConn’s Storrs campus?

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* 16. Please indicate your level of awareness of the following UConn Sustainability programs, events, and initiatives

  Never heard of it Heard of it Heard of and interested in participating/using Have participated or used
UConn Give & Go
Zipcar
Zimrides
UConn CycleShare
Climate Change Café
Hillside Environmental Education Park (HEEP)
UConn@COP
Green Game Days
EcoMadness
RecycleTHON
Earth Day Spring Fling
Office of Sustainability Internships
Class Tree Program

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* 17. Please indicate your level of engagement with the following student clubs and organizations:

  Never heard of it Heard of it Heard of and interested in participating/using Have participated or used
Spring Valley Farm Fridays volunteering
ConnPIRG
Soil & Water Conservation Society
Forestry and Wildlife Club
EcoGarden
Wildlife Society
Beekeeping Club
Birding Club
Geology Club
Green Building Club
Engineers Without Borders
Black Environmentalist student group
USG Sustainability Subcommittee
SOS Food Recovery
ECOalition student group
EcoHusky student group
Teale Lecture Series

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* 18. Please indicate your level of awareness of the following UConn Sustainability goals and policies:

  Never heard of it Aware of but never reviewed Aware of and have reviewed Aware of and have a basic understanding
UConn’s Climate Action Plan
Sustainability Framework in the UConn Master Plan
Sustainable Design and Construction Policy
2020 Vision for Campus Sustainability & Climate Leadership

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* 19. During the past year, how often did you do the following when you had the opportunity?

  Never Sometimes Most of the time Almost always N/A
Conscientiously choose food based on its environmental impacts (local, seasonal, organic, or less meat, etc)
Taken a course that is focused on or related to sustainability (in its social, environmental, or economic dimensions)
Turn off lights when not in use (ex. when leaving a room)
Use a reusable water bottle, coffee cup, or travel mug, instead of single use options
Drink tap water instead of bottled
Reported leaky faucets, toilets, or showerheads
Washed only full loads of laundry
Print double-sided
Limit time in the shower to 5 minutes or less
Shop in a second-hand store or online sites such as eBay, Craigslist, or Facebook Marketplace (e.g., clothing, furniture, appliances)
Contact an elected official or other representative to discuss an issue you care about
Vote

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* 20. Which of the following items can be recycled at UConn? Select all that apply.

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* 21. From your experience, rank the following student outreach methods by effectiveness (1 being most effective, 15 being least)

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* 22. Do you feel confident that you know how to do the following while at UConn?

  Yes No, but I would like to know No, and I don’t care
Report energy issues (e.g. light on 24/7 in hall, AC running all the time)
Report leaking faucets, showerheads or other plumbing fixtures
Recycle plastic, glass, aluminum cans, and paper products
Recycle electronic items & batteries
Use reusable mugs in UConn café’s for a discount
When ordering UConn catering, choose the sustainable options
Organize an event or initiative to promote sustainability on campus?
Get involved with the University’s sustainability initiatives
Contact the Office of Sustainability

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* 23. Would you be willing to pay a student sustainability fee to fund initiatives that reduce UConn’s impacts on the environment? If so, about how much would you be willing to contribute per semester?

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* 24. I have a personal responsibility to help make a difference on environmental issues like minimizing waste, resource consumption, water use and energy use.

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* 25. I have a personal responsibility to help make a difference on social issues like ensuring equity and inclusion, spreading environmental education, and supporting activities that promote human health and wellness.

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* 26. I have become more aware of environmental issues since attending UConn.

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* 27. I have started caring more about environmental issues since attending UConn.

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* 28. If you have any other recommendations or questions regarding UConn’s sustainability initiatives please feel free to use the text box below:

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* 29. Please provide your email address if you wish to be included in the drawing for the $25 Target Gift Card

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