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Langara’s Sustainability Culture Assessment survey helps us better understand how we as a community think about and behave towards our environment and identify what steps we can take to further our sustainability goals. The first survey was conducted in 2021 with the intention to repeat it every two years, tracking changes over time.  

Key highlights from 2023

  • About half of respondents feel that they are at least somewhat knowledgeable about the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. 
  • 69% of faculty respondents have discussed environmental issues in the classroom. 
  • The majority of faculty respondents are willing to take greater steps in promoting sustainable behaviours and education on campus (an increase from 2021). 
  • When looking at initiatives already in progress at Langara, EV charging has garnered the most awareness while sustainable investing and commitment to local food has garnered the least awareness. 
  • 90% of respondents felt that it was important for students to gain knowledge of the tools and perspectives needed for sustainable living as part of their education (same percentage from 2021). 
  • 86% of respondents want sustainability to be a top priority for leadership at Langara (90% in 2021). 
  • 73% of respondents think that climate change impacts will be significant and are worried about how these impacts may affect their lives (same percentage from 2021). 
  • The areas of focus that received the highest levels of support were related to increasing building energy efficiency and reducing GHG emissions, and increasing support for local food producers and achieving Fair Trade Campus designation

See the full 2023 report >>


2021 Sustainability Culture Assessment Report