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Sustainability Cultural Indicators Program

A comprehensive study led in collaboration with U-M’s Institute for Social Research designed to assess sustainability knowledge, behaviors, and attitudes across U-M students, faculty, and staff over time.

The Sustainability Cultural Indicators Program (SCIP) is a groundbreaking effort designed to inform educational programs and campus operations at the University of Michigan. Two questionnaires (one for faculty and staff and another for students) have been administered to the U-M campus community on a regular basis since Fall 2012. The surveys yield responses from more than 3,500 students and 1,500 faculty and staff members each cycle.

Questions cover carbon neutrality, travel and transportation, waste prevention and conservation, the natural environment, climate change, food, and engagement, awareness, and ratings of campus sustainability initiatives. Outcomes from past surveys are available to the public.

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