The Environmental Social Science (ESS) Lab released the 2020 Campus Sustainability Survey report. The ESS Lab works with campus partners at Ohio State to answer critical sustainability questions, provide insights to some of our challenges, and mark our progress toward a more sustainable campus.
The survey of undergraduates shows researchers and university sustainability leaders how students’ sustainability knowledge, attitudes and actions change over time. The findings inform sustainability curriculum, marketing and research and how the university is progressing in some of its sustainability goals. The 2020 survey will be sent via random email to 20,500 students starting this week. Students completing the survey are entered in a raffle to win $50 Target gift cards. The survey is led by Ohio State’s Environmental and Social Sustainability Lab in the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, the Sustainability Institute, the Office of Student Life, and Facilities Operations and Development. Read more here.
When it comes to sustainability, Ohio State students continue to raise ambitions in their knowledge and their actions.
A fall 2018 survey of 20,500 undergraduate students by the university’s Environmental and Social Sustainability (ESS) Lab found that engagement in pro-environmental behaviors has increased by almost 30% since the last major data collection in 2014, while knowledge of sustainability-related topics increased by 10%.