A 10-‐question public survey entitled “Sustainable Home Survey” has been release in New Jersey and 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.”