Presentation Title

Perceptions And Practices Of Sustainability Within Keene, New Hampshire

Presenter Information

Charles Stoll
Hannah Elliott
Jason Cyr

Mentor

Christopher Brehme

Location

L. P. Young Student Center – Lantern And East Dining Rooms

Abstract

This research involved a study of sustainability initiatives employed by Keene State College and throughout the City of Keene. Interviews of college employees and city officials were conducted to ascertain what initiatives are currently being implemented by Keene State College and the City of Keene. Downtown business owners and managers were surveyed to determine their current sustainability practices. Business survey results were incorporated into a student survey designed to gauge student perceptions of sustainability. Analyses of data resulting from student surveys demonstrate that students perceive sustainability initiatives as important and influential to their behavior. Maps were developed to highlight sustainability efforts across campus and downtown Keene. Findings were compiled into a comprehensive sustainability profile to inform the public what sustainability actions are being taken in our community. Overall findings demonstrate that Keene State College and the City of Keene are incorporating numerous sustainability initiatives into their respective master plans.

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Perceptions And Practices Of Sustainability Within Keene, New Hampshire

L. P. Young Student Center – Lantern And East Dining Rooms

This research involved a study of sustainability initiatives employed by Keene State College and throughout the City of Keene. Interviews of college employees and city officials were conducted to ascertain what initiatives are currently being implemented by Keene State College and the City of Keene. Downtown business owners and managers were surveyed to determine their current sustainability practices. Business survey results were incorporated into a student survey designed to gauge student perceptions of sustainability. Analyses of data resulting from student surveys demonstrate that students perceive sustainability initiatives as important and influential to their behavior. Maps were developed to highlight sustainability efforts across campus and downtown Keene. Findings were compiled into a comprehensive sustainability profile to inform the public what sustainability actions are being taken in our community. Overall findings demonstrate that Keene State College and the City of Keene are incorporating numerous sustainability initiatives into their respective master plans.