Student participation sought for annual sustainability survey

contact: Deanne Puca
| WMU News

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Student staff from the Office for Sustainability at Western Michigan University are conducting the annual Student Sustainability Survey through Saturday, March 31.

Students: Take survey

Graphic of planted carrots made out of words: Sustainable, awareness, compost, recycling, community, healthy, educate, preserve, maintain, grow, biking. Text above reads: Plant your ideas. Watch them grow.After receiving the approval of WMU students and the Board of Trustees in 2010, the University began charging students $8 per semester to fund campus sustainability projects. The Student Sustainability Survey is a student-led survey that measures student awareness, interest and support for such projects.  By participating in the survey and offering their opinions, students can directly influence how sustainability fee funds are spent. This annually distributed survey aligns the sustainability fee directly with students' priorities while promoting a culture of campus sustainability that has the potential to benefit all WMU students.

The Student Sustainability Survey asks students to rank sustainability-related projects by their importance and perceived benefits.

As an incentive for participating, every currently registered WMU student who completes the survey will be entered into a drawing to win one of three gently used bikes. While individual survey responses are confidential, survey results will be posted on the Office for Sustainability website at

The Student Sustainability Survey can be found at

For more information or to review prior survey results, visit or contact the Office for Sustainability at (269) 387-0943.

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