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Callewaert, John, Track 2

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Measuring progress over time: the sustainability cultural indicators program (SCIP)

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Callewaert, John, Track 2

  1. 1. Measuring Progress Over Time The Sustainability Cultural Indicators Program (SCIP) WSSD-2016 John Callewaert & Robert Marans
  2. 2. Theme Guiding Principle 2020 Goals Climate Action Community Awareness Healthy Env. Waste Prevention We will pursue energy efficiency and fiscally-responsible energy sourcing strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions toward long-term carbon neutrality. We will pursue purchasing, reuse, recycling, and composting strategies toward long- term waste eradication. We will pursue stakeholder engagement, education, and evaluation strategies toward a campus-wide ethic of sustainability. We will pursue land and water management, built environment, and product sourcing strategies toward improving the health of ecosystems and communities. Reduce scope 1 & 2 greenhouse gas emissions by 25%. Decrease carbon intensity of passenger trips on U-M transportation options by 30%. Purchase 20% of U-M food in accordance with U-M Sustainable Food Purchasing Guidelines. Protect Huron River quality by reducing runoff from impervious surfaces and reducing the volume of land management chemicals used on campus by 40% Reduce waste tonnage diverted to disposal facilities by 40% No formal goal adopted, but U-M will invest in programs to educate our community, track behavior, and report progress over time.
  3. 3. Building a Culture of Sustainability: Engagement & Education Staff & Faculty Students Sustainable Workplace Certification Sustainable Lab Recognition Program Green Teams Planet Blue Operations Team Planet Blue Ambassadors Program Sustainability Town Halls Annual Sustainability Guide Planet Blue Student Leaders Water Bottle Initiative Student Innovation Fund Student Groups (SSI) Sustainability Courses
  4. 4. SCIP The Big Picture
  5. 5. Research Design student faculty/staff WEB SURVEYS– annually Undergraduate students (2000) Graduate students (400) Staff (750) Faculty(750) Undergraduate student panel (800) Annual response rates 2012-2014: 22-44%
  6. 6. Questionnaire Content
  7. 7. Sample Questions
  8. 8. SustainabilityIndicators
  9. 9. 2012 2013 2014 2012 2013 2014 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0 STUDENTS STUDENT PANEL Travel & Transportation Waste Prevention Sustainable Foods U-M Sustainability Initiatives CULTURAL INDICATORS CHANGES – AWARENESS AMONG STUDENTS Natural Environment Protection Significant change from 2012 Sustainable Foods Travel & Transportation Natural Environment Protection
  10. 10. 2012 2013 2014 2012 2013 2014 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0 STUDENTS Conservation Behavior Travel Behavior Waste Prevention Behavior Sustainable Food Purchases U-M Sustainability Engagement CULTURAL INDICATORS CHANGES – BEHAVIORAL AMONG STUDENTS Protecting the Natural Environment Sustainability Engagement Generally Significant change from 2012 STUDENT PANEL Waste Prevention Behavior UM Sustainability Engagement
  11. 11. Analysis
  12. 12. • Detailed information to guide and inform programs based on annual data • The ability to focus on particular campus regions, develop program, and test impacts Most Significant SCIP Attributes:
  13. 13. Thank You John Callewaert jcallew@umich.edu http://graham.umich.edu/campus/scip

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