WHAT IS IT?
In 2010, after receiving the approval of students and the Board of Trustees, the university began charging students $8 per semester to fund campus sustainability projects. The annually distributed Student Sustainability Survey is an anonymous survey that measures student opinions on campus sustainability projects. By taking the survey, students can directly influence how the sustainability fee funds are spent. This 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. 2015 marks the fifth annual survey.
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?
The Student Sustainability Survey asks students to rank sustainability related projects by their importance and perceived benefits. 2014 survey results signaled increased interest in healthy and affordable food options on campus as well as the desire for on campus sustainable residential living options. Students also indicated their desire for increasing WMU’s renewable energy infrastructure and the implementation of an introductory sustainability course to fulfill general education credits.
BUT WAIT - THERE IS A PRIZE?
Each survey participant will be entered in a drawing for prizes including an iPad mini, a gift card to the Bronco Bookstore, and more! Survey results will be presented at a town hall meeting to be held Thursday, April 16 at the Office for Sustainability during the WeSustain Community Event. We encourage all survey participants to attend this event to discuss survey results, learn more about sustainability initiatives on campus, enjoy food and conversation - and claim your prizes!