Commuter Survey Results
The campus community and Sustainability Office are striving to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve sustainable transportation options at ESF. The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) provides guidelines and recognizes achievements towards these goals through the Sustainability, Tracking, Assessment, and Rating System (STARS) to track campus commuting patterns. The following data was collected in an online survey that was emailed to all part time and full time ESF students, faculty, and staff in February 2016. The survey population consisted of 1,666 undergraduate students, 527 graduate students and 547 employees. The response rate was 34% for undergraduates, 39% for graduates, and 48% for employees. The combined response rate for all students was 35%. In 2012 a similar commuter study was conducted and resulted in 865 total responses (648 students, 217 employees). In 2016, there was an improved response rate with 1,049 total responses (769 students, 274 employees).