UNICA Green Questionnaire

Dear fellow UNICA members,

As many of you know, in 2011 and as a result of the UNICA student conference in Rome in 2010, UNICA Green (formerly UGAF) was initiated in order to provide a platform for sustainability and environmental stakeholders of different member universities to exchange experiences and best-practice examples on sustainability activities at universities. These include environmental management systems, sustainability curricula, student & staff involvement and community outreach to name just a few areas UNICA Green has been active in.

In order to identify sustainability related structures and activities implemented by all UNICA member universities, we would like to ask you to complete this questionnaire on governance-structures and on-going activities in this field, the process should take no longer than 15-20 minutes. The overall aim is to get a thorough insight into what potential for exchange is available between the UNICA member universities. It is one of our key ideas as UNICA to foster the collaboration of our member universities who are experienced in this field and those who are looking for a peer-to-peer consultation.

The results of the questionnaire will be used to create a mapping of all involved universities, which will be featured on the UNICA website. This is an ideal platform to promote one’s engagement externally. This will also facilitate cooperation intentions and I am sure it will strengthen the overall UNICA network. Further information about UNICA Green can be found on http://green.unica-network.eu/.

I would like to ask all of you to participate in this opportunity to demonstrate your efforts in the field of sustainability management and thereby make use of the brilliant cooperation potential, which a membership with UNICA offers you. Please complete the questionnaire until January 15, 2018, the results will be evaluated by the sustainability team at Freie Universität Berlin who will provide you with the outcome as soon as possible.

In case you have general suggestions or remarks, please contact Freie Universitat Berlin – the Chair of the UNICA GREEN Core Group responsible for collecting the answers to the survey - at: sustainability@fu-berlin.de.

Kind regards

Luciano Saso
President UNICA

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* 1. Please provide us with information regarding your position held at your university.

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* 2. Does your university have a mission statement regarding its strategy for sustainability or environmental protection? If so, please provide a link where the document can be found.

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* 3. Does your university publish a sustainability report regularly? If so, please provide a link where the document can be found.

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* 4. Has your university been certified by a management system or does it apply a reporting system? If so, please indicate which system was chosen.

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* 5. Does your university have a designated unit for sustainability management?
If so, please provide further information regarding the organisational affiliation and a web link to its website.

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* 6. What are key areas regarding the implementation of sustainability at your university? Please indicate which topic areas they represent.

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* 7. Are there particular projects/initiatives at your university which you assume other universities could benefit from and which you would like to describe in more detail? Please also provide web links if available. In which areas would your university benefit most from an exchange of experience with other UNICA universities?

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* 8. To which degree do you see the topic of sustainability represented in the following structures of your university? Is there cooperation between these fields based on the topic of sustainability? Please indicate the appropriate level below.

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Sustainability in teaching
Sustainability in research
Sustainability in campus management
Cooperation between the areas mentioned above
Outreach activities
International networking
Regional and national networking

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* 9. In which other international sustainability networks is your university a member?

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* 10. Does your university have a communication and participatory strategy for supporting the topic of sustainability within the university?

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