Student Awareness of the Sustainability Ini5a5ves at SUNY Oneonta
Lascell, Wendy A., Dr.
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Sustainability is a concept with rising importance for colleges all over the globe. SUNY Oneonta is no exception as they have implemented numerous sustainable initiatives, with many more anticipated in the future. The purpose of this research is to assess the student awareness of Sustainability initiatives at SUNY Oneonta, as well as explore comparisons between other SUNY schools. One component of the study consists of a student-survey of a variety of majors across schools to determine their awareness of campus sustainability initiatives. The authors surmise that only a small number of students outside of the natural science/ENVS majors and introductory science classes will be aware of sustainability initiatives. Through interviews with other SUNY schools, more information and ideas on how to spread awareness on each campus and within the SUNY system can be discovered. The information obtained from this study can be of use to the college, to assess effectiveness of current initiatives and to find new methods of dispersing relevant information to the student body.