Rationale for Questions:

Questions 1,2,and 3- the reason behind these questions was to get a general idea of who participates in the fine arts program and classes. This is also vital data to do correlation and comparison with.

Questions 4,5,and 6- these questions were pertaining to both the kits and the materials that the students use. Obtaining valuable information such as; the contents of the kits, the students knowledge of the contents, the quantity of the kits, was the goal of these questions. Again these questions were useful for comparison purposes.

Question 7 - this question was an extreme importance to our study. As many fine arts courses have mandatory WHMIS training, we attempted to find out if any students had or did not have the training, and how and why they recieved it.

Question 8,9 - these questions were initiated by our findings of paint globs, and ink stains in the sink basins. We attempted to analyse if students were aware of the effects of the cleaning materials they were using. Additionally, we wanted to learn if students were using impropper disposal methods outlined by WHMIS.

Questions 10,11,12,13,14 - these questions attempted to measure the environmental awareness of students in the department. This would allow us to make assumptions on professors encouragement on the students towards propper disposal methods. We also wanted to learn if the attitudes towards environmental issues varried between enrollment years or if their was a correlation between these questions and question 7.

Questions 15,16 - we wanted to see if students are concerned, and the extent of their concern, about any of the issues we had listed. This question allowed the students to select one or all of the boxes. This would aid us to analyse where the majority, if any, of concern lied in the department.

Question 17,18 - because our study may have included suggesting changes, we wanted to learn how the students would react to the addition of an environmental program. Additionally, in case their had been an issues we had not yet covered, we left an open ended question for students to voice an opinion on our survey and our overall study.


Students survey:

GREENING FINE ARTS

We are a group of Environmental Studies students enrolled in a course whose title is "Greening the Campus." Our project is aimed at identifying what can be improved within the Fine Arts building to make it part of a campus wide initiative whose goal is to make on campus practices more environmentally sustainable.

Please fill out the following survey as accurately and honestly as possible in order to assist us in making accurate assessments. By doing so, you not only help us, but help improve your own working environment, as well as the natural environment.

We are endeavoring to take a closer look at the management of liquid, solid, and hazardous wastes, as well as air quality standards within the Fine Arts faculty and building (East Campus Hall). Our ultimate goal is to provide students, faculty, and staff with suggestions that provide for environmentally and personally sound practices. Please keep in mind that this survey is voluntary and you may decline answering any questions if you wish. Although the primary purpose of this survey is to assist us with our environmental audit in ERS 285 a copy of our final report will be posted on our web page which may be distributed to other groups.

This survey has been reviewed and received ethics approval by The Office of Human Research.

1) What faculty are you currently enrolled in at the University of Waterloo?

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2) What program are you currently enrolled in at the University of Waterloo? _____________________________________________________________________________

3) What year?___________________

4) What course(s) are you enrolled in within the Fine Arts Department and were you requested to purchase a kit for each course?

Course_________ Kit yes____ no_____

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5) If you can recall, what were the contents of the kits you purchased? (please try to be as explicit as possible, such as, oil based acrylic paints, acid free or recycled paper, or post consumer fiber canvas)_______________________________________________________________________

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6)What other materials do you use for projects related to your Fine Arts class(es)?

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7)Did you take any WHMIS testing before enrolling in any Fine Arts courses, or have you taken it voluntarily?

_____ a) taken it because it was required

_____ b) taken it voluntarily

_____ c) required but haven't yet taken it

_____ d) not required, and haven't taken it

_____ e) don't know what it is

8) Are you aware of the types of cleaning agents you use to clean your tools and utensils (such as mineral spirits, varsol, turpentine, water)? Please list these for us. ______________________________________________________________________________

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9)Which of the following options do you use to dispose of cleaning agents or waste materials after use?

a) pour it down the drain or toilet:

____ never ____sometimes ____often ____always

b) store used materials in separate storage for appropriate handling

(eg to be taken to hazardous materials for reuse)

____ never ____sometimes ____often ____always

c) throw it in garbage receptacle:

____ never ____sometimes ____often ____always

d) Other (please specify)_________________________________________

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____ never ____sometimes ____often ____always

Comments:_______________________________________________________________________

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10a) Are directives conveyed to you regarding environmental awareness, such as how to dispose of waste materials, or how to maintain/improve appropriate air quality standards? ______ yes _____ no _____ not sure

10b) If yes, what were these instructions, and by whom were they conveyed to you?

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11) Are you aware that facilities exist on campus to accept hazardous materials such as used solvents, where they are modified in order to be reused?

_____ yes _____ no

Comments:_______________________________________________________________________

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12) Are you aware of environmental impacts related to any materials that you use for Fine Arts projects? (eg air quality/smell, harmful pigments in paints/dyes) ________________________________________________________________________________

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________________________________________________________________________________ 13) Do you believe that potentially toxic substances should not be disposed of by putting them down the drain?

_____ yes _____no _____don't care

(explain)_________________________________________________________________________

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14) Would you be willing to pay more money for materials that are environmentally friendlier (materials that have no toxic elements, or are quickly biodegraded and benign to the natural environment) if (please answer yes, no, or maybe):

i) 10% more for the product if: ii) 25% more for the product if:

_____ a) the quality was poorer _____ a) the quality was poorer

_____ b) the quality was the same _____ b) the quality was the same

_____ c) the quality was better _____ c) the quality was better

ii) 50% more for the product if: iv) 100% more for the product if:

_____ a) the quality was poorer _____ a) the quality was poorer

_____ b) the quality was the same _____ b) the quality was the same

_____ c) the quality was better _____ c) the quality was better

15) Are you concerned about any environmental issues within the Fine Arts building such as: _____ air quality

_____ toxic (dangerous) or noxious (smelly) chemicals

_____ solid waste disposal (garbage)

_____ recycling facilities

_____ efficient use of space

_____ air temperature within the building

Other:___________________________________________________________________________

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16) If you answered yes to any options in the previous question, to what extent are you concerned?

not very - 1

a little - 2

moderately - 3

fairly - 4

very - 5

17a) Would you be interested in learning more about a program that strives to improve the environmental quality and performance of the Fine Arts building:

____ yes ____ no ____ maybe

Explain:__________________________________________________________________________

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17b) Would you be willing to participate?

____ yes ____ no

Explain:__________________________________________________________________________

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18) Are there any other changes that you would like to see or any suggestions that relate to the "Greening of Fine Arts?"___________________________________________________________________________

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If you have any questions or comments about this survey you can reach us by e-mail at: @ OUR TEAM

Our supervisor for this project is James Kay - Faculty of Environmental Studies