|Letter from President Kelley|
Dear UND faculty, staff, and students,
UND is committed to helping to create a cleaner environment for the future, and, at the same time, to decrease our dependency on foreign oil. That is why UND joined the American College and University Presidents' Climate Commitment in January of 2008.
Last year, we did the first inventory of UND's greenhouse gas emissions, which included information on our commuting habits. Every year, we will update the greenhouse gas emissions inventory to track how we are doing-if our carbon footprint is growing or shrinking-and use that to plan emissions reductions projects.
Therefore, I am asking members of the University community to fill out this survey on commuting habits. Please complete the survey today by using the link below; it should take no longer than ten minutes of your time.
Results from this survey will be published only in aggregate form and every effort will be made to maintain participant confidentiality. Your name and email address will not be recorded on the survey. While it is understood that no computer transmission can be perfectly secure, reasonable efforts will be made to protect the confidentiality of your transmission.
If you have any questions about the greenhouse gas inventory, please contact Randy Bohlman with UND Facilities at: email@example.com . You may view last year's greenhouse gas inventory report at http://www.und.edu/dept/facilities/energy/Energy.htm . If you have questions about the survey, please contact Rebecca Romsdahl with Earth System Science & Policy at: firstname.lastname@example.org . You may also contact the University of North Dakota Institutional Review Board at 777-4279 if you have any questions or comments regarding your rights as a participant in this research. This project has been reviewed according to University of North Dakota procedures governing survey research.
-- President Robert O. Kelley