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As part of Earth Day activities we surveyed students and other people near our rural college and asked them 20 questions relating to the environment.

As part of Earth Day activities we surveyed students and other people near our rural college and asked them 20 questions relating to the environment.

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  • Environmental Attitudes Around Snow College
    Results from 2010 Survey
    Conducted in Ephraim and Richfield, Utah
    Sample Size: 78 Respondents
  • Snow College is a rural, two-year state college located in Ephraim, Utah
  • 1. What percentage of your paper products do you recycle?
  • 2. Would you recycle more if more recycle bins were available?
  • 3. Have you thrown trash out of your window while driving in the past year?
  • 4. We are killing too many trees for paper and lumber
  • 5. Humans are destroying the planet by altering the habitat for agriculture and cities
  • 6. Daily actions of individuals cannot make enough of a difference to actually help the planet
  • 7. Large U.S. cities should enact laws (like they have in Mexico City) where only vehicles with certain tags on their license plates are allowed to circulate on certain days.
  • 8. Human actions are causing glaciers to melt, seas to rise, and the climate to change
  • 9. Americans need to give up a big percentage of our luxuries to help save the world
  • 10. How many acres of forests worldwide are lost in a single day?
    For this question the correct answer is about 90,000 acres per day. We counted it as a “close guess” if the answer was +/- 30,000 acres
  • 11. What percent of the time do you walk or bicycle for errands less than 2 miles?
  • 12. Compared to an average student, how much effort do you put into to helping society go green?
  • 13. How will your efforts into going green this year be different from the past year?
  • 14. Which viewpoint in the following list best expresses your views on our relationship to the planet?
    a. Earth is here for us to use to our maximum benefit. We only have obligations to people, not plants or animals
     b. It really doesn’t matter what we do as individuals--the planet and its ecosystems are too big for us to really have an impact
     c. It’s nice to take care of the planet, but only if it’s convenient and not economically difficult
     d. We have a religious obligation to care for the planet and all life on it
     e. As a society we have raped and pillaged the planet for our short-term gain and we need to stop immediately, even if it means large-scale economic collapse
    Answers are summarized on the next slide
  • 14. Which viewpoint in the following list best expresses your views on our relationship to the planet?
  • 15. From the following list, what is your biggest global concern in the next 20 years
  • Questions 16-20 followed this format
    Rate the importance of the following factors for helping the earth
    5
    Extremely Important
    1
    Unimportant
  • 16. New alternative energy technologies to get us off of oil
  • 17. More government regulations on pollution and carbon emissions
  • 18. Changes in the way we build, heat, and cool buildings
  • 19. Slowing the growth of the human population
  • 20. Protecting habitat from human development
  • That’s All Folks!
    Thanks for Watching!
    Feel free to leave comments
    on how to improve the survey for next year!