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Campus Sustainability Surveys

  • Active Bystander | 2013-2014
    The purpose of this survey is to help inform the university about future safety initiatives, including ones built around the concept of being an active bystander which is essentially intervening in situations when others need help.
  • Greening Transportation | 2012-2013
    The purpose of this survey will be to examine the possibilities for electric car charging stations as well as other green initiatives on the YorkU campus
  • Campus Accessibility | 2011-2012
    The information collected from this survey will help shape plans and priorities for improvements to the physical environment at York. A final report for the University will also be prepared by IRIS.
  • Engagement and Volunteerism | 2010-2011
    The theme developed from an Open Space event held during Earth Hour 2010, where members of the community expressed a desire to explore campus volunteerism and engagement as a means to improve campus sustainability. As such, the goal of the 2010-2011 survey is to establish the York community’s core values, interests, and engagement with campus groups so that on-campus initiatives can be designed according to the community’s interests and participation preferences.
  • Waste on Campus | 2009-2010
    During the 2009-2010 academic year, IRIS is investigating the state of waste on campus. We have conducted our survey of students, staff and faculty, and are currently analyzing the data, as well as carrying out additional research with stakeholders on campus, and secondary research.
  • Food Sustainability on Campus | 2008-2009
    During the 2008-2009 academic year, IRIS focused on addressing food sustainability on campus. We worked with the University, as well as independent food providers in York Lanes and the Student Centre to work towards greening choices and packaging.
  • UFORE - Urban Forest Effects Model | 2007-2008
    During the summers of 2007 and 2008 students completed an inventory of the University's trees. The report "The Value of the Keele Campus Urban Forest" was launched on February 8th, 2010 at the IRIS Speaker Series.
  • Carbon Offsetting | 2006-2008
    During 2006-2008, IRIS, in collaboration with the University Bookstore and Zerofootprint, worked to have all the course kits offset. This program is now part of YORKW!SE. We also issued a report on students attitudes about offsetting and climate change.
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