Dear Participant:

We are second year students in the Department of Environment and Resource Studies at the University of Waterloo. We are conducting a system analysis of campus goods under the supervision of Professor James Kay for ERS 285- Greening the Campus. Through an examination of the system it will enable us to determine what is or is not working efficiently on campus at present. As a member of the university faculty or staff you will have valuable input concerning the flow of goods (i.e. computer equipment, office furniture) that may be of importance to this study. It would greatly aid in our research if you could share your experience/opinions with us.

We would appreciate it if you would complete the attached, brief survey. The questions are fairly straightforward and it should take about five minutes of your time. Completion of the survey is completely voluntary. If you choose to answer the questions, please answer them to the best of your knowledge. If you are uncomfortable answering some questions you may decline to answer them. We are simply interested in the flow of the system, not the flow of individual's items. Therefore you do not need to put your name on the survey and you will not be identified in the report. All answers are considered confidential and will only be seen by the group members.

Once you have filled out the survey simply fold and staple it together and drop it in campus mail. The return address is provided on the reverse of the survey. Your response by July 14th would be greatly appreciated. The results of this survey will be posted on the Internet under the WATGREEN homepage.

This project has been received and approved for ethics through the Office of Human Research and Animal Care at the University of Waterloo. However if you have any questions or concerns concerning the study please feel free to contact the research group through Nicole at e-mail:

Thank you in advance for your cooperation with this project. If you have any questions about the course (ERS 285) or this project in relation to the course, please feel free to contact Professor James Kay at 885- 1211 ext. 3065.

Yours Sincerely,

Shauna Cox

Jin Huh

Nicole Kopysh

Darren Seymour

Jeff Wilson