The 2017 Sustainability Survey By the Numbers

The 2017 Sustainability Survey By the Numbers

100% of employees in the Executive’s Office, Economic Development, Communications and the Family Justice Center consider Sustainability in their work.

95% of Pierce County employees receive and utilize free parking at work.

94% of employees know that we have dramatically cleaned up our Wood Smoke problem.

94% of employees know that most stormwater is untreated before it enters local streams, lakes or Puget Sound.

92% of Pierce County employees consider sustainability in their job.

92% know LED light bulbs are the best for long lasting energy efficiency

88% would like to have a water bottle filler available at their work location.

83% of employees are concerned about Climate Change and already have or will make changes to their lifestyle.

81% read the Sustainability Newsletter (Thank you).

81% always recycle at work and at home.

71% know Pierce County gets over 90% of our electricity from hydropower.

70% never or rarely use disposable single-use paper or plastic items in a normal day.

69% of employees have made an effort to reduce their use of fossil fuels at home.

68% use the recirculate button on their vehicle to reduce air pollution while driving.

68% have faucet aerators on sinks and/or low-flow shower heads.

67% of employees get exercise after work.

66% of employees have made an effort to buy local food or goods from Pierce County Farmers in 2017.

66% of employees have their computer setup to double-sided print.

63% say their department have tried to meet the goals of the Sustainability 2020 plan.

56% of employees believe their department has made progress in going paperless.

48% have received a utility rebate on energy efficiency upgrades like (light bulbs, programmable thermostat)

48% live within 10 miles of their primary office.

44% will consider buying or leasing an electric vehicle.

34% used their free ORCA Card.

14% have taken Green Driver Training.

13% of Pierce County employees get no exercise during the week.

11% regularly use a Commute Trip Reduction mode to get to work (walk, bike, carpool, transit etc.).