Ashland residents who recently received an envelope from the city with a bright pink sticker on it are asked to complete the enclosed survey soon and return it so results can be compiled and help guide policymakers crafting a community-wide energy use and greenhouse gas emission policy.
In support of the City of Ashland's Climate and Energy Action Plan project, the city of Ashland, Southern Oregon University Research Center (SOURCE), and the Geos Institute sent out surveys on energy and climate change policy in Ashland. The objective is to find out what types of actions local residents are already taking, and want to take in the future, to reduce community-wide greenhouse gas emissions.
Partnering with SOURCE ensures that the surveys are statistically valid so community leaders and partners can utilize the results as policies, programs and actions are developed to support the climate action efforts throughout the community.
A random sample of local residents recently received a survey in the mail. This is an opportunity for residents to provide input to the Climate and Energy Action planning process currently underway.
The 13-question, multiple-choice survey on two sides on one sheet of paper is estimated to take about five minutes to complete. A prepaid return envelope is included with the survey. All responses are completely anonymous.
Questions will help researchers determine the types of actions residents are already taking, what actions the city can take and the level of support for renewable energy, conservation and reducing greenhouse gas emissions, according to a letter enclosed with the survey.