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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 45.73
Liaison Jill Pelkey
Submission Date Aug. 23, 2017
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STARS v2.1

University of New Brunswick
EN-6: Assessing Sustainability Culture

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 1.00 Mike Hardy
Sustainability Officer
Facilities Management
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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)?:
Yes

Which of the following best describes the cultural assessment? The assessment is administered to::
A subset of the campus community or a sample that may not be representative of the entire community

Which of the following best describes the structure of the cultural assessment? The assessment is administered::
Longitudinally to measure change over time

A brief description of how and when the cultural assessment(s) were developed and/or adopted:

The assessment is performed every spring by selecting five locations around campus that are believed to be the best locations to garner a large sample size as well as a diverse sample that can best represent the campus as a whole. Three questions are asked based on the initiatives that are being performed by UNB Sustainability. The questions being what strengths and weaknesses UNB Sustainability has as well as where they can improve. These are open answered questions so that campus users can give their opinion without being influenced by biases. The raw data is then placed into categories to identify what direction campus users would like to see UNB Sustainability develop in the future


A copy or sample of the questions related to sustainability culture:
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A sample of the questions related to sustainability culture or the website URL where the assessment tool is available:

In what areas of sustainability would you say UNBF is the strongest?

In what areas of sustainability would you say UNBF is the weakest?

In what areas of sustainability would you like to see UNBF focus?


A brief description of how representative samples were reached (if applicable) and how the cultural assessment is administered:

Five separate locations were used to attempt to gather a representative sample of the entire campus. The locations were the Harriet Irving Library, the Student Union Building, Forestry & Geology, McConnell Dining Hall and the Science Library.


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

Results have varied throughout the years but the primary areas of interest on the UNB Fredericton campus have been waste management and energy. This data has been used to help educate sustainability initiatives at UNBF including details of the Climate Change Action Plan.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.