This survey is 15 minutes long, and explores how you feel about sustainability and how you view it in your life.
It is the sister to our youth survey and is open to adults across the world, working in any capacity. It is completely anonymous. No personal details will be asked for or shared with any third parties.

The idea is to help you explore your thinking, knowledge and assumptions, and the results will help us design better programmes for adults, and for young people! 

Please answer all questions as honestly as possible and remember that there is no right or wrong answer. 

Thank you

Rachael Hill and Ann Finlayson

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* 1. What is the first thing you think of if I say 'Sustainability'?

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* 2. What one word describes how you feel about climate change?

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* 3. Young people we have worked with have identified 12 issues that they think are the biggest environmental concerns. Please tick the three you think are the most important.

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* 4. If sustainability could be broken down into five categories; in what order would you 'rate' these categories, with 1 being most important, and 5 being least important.

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* 5. Thinking about sustainability, how do you feel about the future, with 1 being most positive, and 5 being least positive. 

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* 6. Do you feel that as a society we...        (please tick all that you think apply)

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* 7. The aim of Sustainable Development is; ' to create a fair and just world living within the Earth's resources now and for future generations'. Do you feel that our society is geared towards:

  Yes No Don't Know
A fair and just world now
Or for the future for everyone?

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* 8. Briefly, What do you think it means to live sustainably?

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* 9. Do you feel that you live in a sustainable society?

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* 10. Do you think, that if nothing is done to stop it, climate change will affect you in your lifetime?

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* 11. Have you heard of the UN Sustainable Development Goals?

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* 12. When you think about your own personal future and aspirations, what are three things you imagine in it?

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* 13. Young people have identified 10 sustainability issues they believe will affect their personal futures. Please tick three you think will affect their future.

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* 14. Young people we have worked with have identified these things you can do to reduce your impact on the changing climate. Which 3 of these do you think would have the biggest impact?

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* 15. What do you think is the biggest thing that you personally can do to change, impact or reverse climate change?

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* 16. We would like to know where you have learnt about sustainability and climate change, please can you tick all that apply.

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* 17. Do you think young people are being taught enough about Sustainability and Climate Change at school?

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* 18. Do you teach young people about Sustainability and Climate Change in your role?

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* 19. Do you think that young people's compulsory education should include being taught to 'Care for themselves, others, and the natural environment, now and in the future'?

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* 20. Have you completed this survey before?

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* 21. If you are affiliated with a school, please tell us the name of your school, or if you have been given a code please enter it here.

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* 22. How old are you?

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* 23. Are you... ?

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* 24. What country do you live in?

Thank you for taking part.
SEEd is running a campaign to change the Education Act (2002), by amending it so that the following is included in all UK education: 'instils an ethos and ability to care for oneself, others and the natural environment, now and in the future'. 
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If you would like to find out more about what we do at SEEd please visit www.se-ed.co.uk or send an email to admin@se-ed.org.uk
The latest IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) report tell us that we have 12 years in which to stabilise and reduce our impact on the environment before we enter runaway climate change.

Environmental Sustainability: Is about managing human activity in a way that does not destabilise the natural environment, it is normal for various forms of life to use resources and deposit waste in their environments, but in the natural environment these are in equilibrium. 

Sustainable Development: Development that meets the needs of the present, without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. It is economic development conducted without the depletion of natural resources. 

Climate change: A long-term change in the Earth's climate that may render the earth inhabitable for humans, especially a change due to an increase in the average atmospheric temperature: Melting glaciers imply that life in the Arctic is affected by climate change. 

Thank you for completing our survey. Please remember that all information and opinions given in this survey are entirely anonymous and will be used solely by SEEd for research purposes.

This survey is the first second part of a two-stage process through which we will seek to better understand young people's understanding and needs towards sustainability and the topics that this encompasses. By completing this survey, you are participating as part of our wider survey group.

We want to know if sustainability and climate issues are something that young people are thinking about what those issues are within that topic that are focused upon, and how young people feel about these with regards to their futures. 

This quest for information stems from our desire to tailor our learning, teaching, and facilitation techniques to better meet the needs of the young people that we will be working with in the future.

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