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“Sustainable Home” Survey Measures Ecological IQ at Home

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 A 10-­‐question public survey entitled "Sustainable Home Survey" is being released today in New Jersey and will be available online at CivicStory.org and other cultural and news sites. The brief survey measures citizens' choices and preferences concerning 10 sustainability practices in the home, such as water and energy conservation, “green cleaning,” food choice, waste reduction, and “purchasing efficiency.” 

More than a dozen nonprofit cultural and environmental groups are working with CivicStory to disseminate the survey, including Duke Farms, Sustainable Jersey, New Jersey Future, Grow It Green Morristown, Sustainable Morristown, Stony Brook-­‐Millstone Watershed Association, and Princeton University's Office of Sustainability.  

"Environmental news tends toward complex and controversial issues such as transportation and energy policy," says Susan Haig, publisher of CivicStory.org and initiator of the survey. "This survey asks, instead, what citizens are willing to do to make their own apartments or homes sustainable, and how soon. We'll learn what people think is a desirable pace of change for their home and state, and we'll share the results and data analysis publicly."  

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The survey takes an estimated 4-­‐5 minutes, and respondents can immediately see the cumulative results. The Sustainable Home Survey can be accessed at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/39G8GBB 

About CivicStory 

CivicStory (formerly NJ Arts News) is a cultural news site and producer of short-­‐form videos about humanities, civics, and sustainability in New Jersey and beyond. The mission of the Summit-­‐based nonprofit is to broaden the news through videos and dialogue about civic growth and constructive change. For more information and to view videos, visit www.CivicStory.org

 

Contact: editors@CivicStory.org; sh@CivicStory.org 

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