Outreach Survey
For the Sebastopol Toxics Education Program (STEP) Newsletter

We invite Sebastopol City residents to respond to our Outreach Survey for The Next STEP newsletter.

1) Click here to take this quick and easy survey online. It'll only take 5 minutes to click the multiple choice questions!

2) If you prefer, you can also copy and paste the questions below into an email and answer them there.

Here's more information, if you're interested...
OUR GOAL WITH THE SURVEY: To learn about how people now connect with the STEP newsletter, how they'd like to connect, and how we might reach more people in town. All information will be kept confidential and summarized in anonymous ways.

ABOUT THE STEP NEWSLETTER. STEP is an innovative community toxics-reduction project, started in 2001 and implemented as a City-community partnership, at a very low cost. Every other month, a small group of local volunteers produce the newsletter, which is then distributed via City water bills for no added postage cost. Folks can also get the newsletter by email and see past issues online.
"It's your handy guide to less-toxic living!" STEP offers readers friendly and informative summaries of helpful information about the health and environmental harm of everyday toxics -- and the viable (and often cheaper!) alternatives. STEP's underlying mission is to help reduce our use and exposure to toxics in Sebastopol, thus creating a healthier and safer town for everyone.

To learn more about STEP, see www.healthyworld.org/STEPRecent.html.

QUESTIONS or problems with this survey? Email us at STEP [at] healthyworld [dot] org, with "STEP Survey" in the comment line.
Thank you for helping us learn more about how we can meet your needs and the needs of our community!

Together, we can make a better town -- and world!

The STEP Newsletter Team


As an option to the online survey, if you prefer, you can copy and paste these questions into an email and answer them there.
Then email that to
STEP [at] healthyworld [dot] org. Please put "STEP Survey" in the comment line.

1) How long have you lived in the City of Sebastopol?
    _ Less than a year _ 1 to 2 years _ 2 to 5 years _ 5 to 10 years _ Over 10 years _ I don't live in town Sebastopol

2) Do you personally receive the City water bill?
    _ Yes, by mail _ Yes, as an electronic bill (paperless billing) _ No, someone else in the household pays it _ No, my landlord/landlady pays it _ No, I live in an apartment or mobile home park that pays it _ Other ____________

3) Have you seen or known about the STEP newsletter that is included in the water bills?
    _ Yes, have seen it for years _ Yes, just learned about it recently _ No, this is the first I remember hearing about it

4) If you've seen the newsletter, do you find the information of interest? (It provides helpful information on reducing your exposure to everyday toxics, to support our individual and shared health and environment.)
    _ Yes _ Sometimes/somewhat _ No _ Don't know

5) Have you ever seen or filled out the yellow STEP Feedback card that is in the water bills each Jan./Feb.?
    _ Yes _ No _ Not sure

6) How do you currently pay your water bill?
    _ Mail in check _ Drop check by City office _ Pay on the City's website _ Call in with credit card _ Auto-pay _ Other

7) What's the best way to reach you with the STEP newsletter?
    _ Printed in the water bill _ Email list _ On the City's payment portal _ Printed in a stack at the City offices _ Other

8) What's the best way to reach you with our annual STEP Feedback card?
    _ Printed in the water bill _ Email list _ On the City's payment portal _ Printed in a stack at the City offices _ Other

9) Do you have any suggestions about how we might better reach folks in town who might find this information of interest? Who might be missing the newsletter and how might we reach them (with a limited budget and volunteer labor)?
    _ Comments ____________________________________________________________________________

10) We welcome any other thoughts you might want to share about the STEP newsletter and project. For instance:
    * What do you value about the STEP newsletter and project?
Do you have any suggestions to make this project more useful to you?
    * Would you like to be added to our (low-volume) STEP announcement email list? (If so, enter "Yes" and your email address below.)
Would you like to get an email with ideas for how you might help this project further? (If so, enter "Yes" and your email address below.)

11) (Optional)
    Name ___________
    Street address _______________
    Email address ____________

STEP's mission is to support Sebastopol citizens in reducing their toxic use and exposure,
creating a healthier and safer Sebastopol for everyone.

Newsletter Editor and Layout: Patricia Dines

Newsletter Editorial Team: Patricia Dines & Jim Gleaves

Newsletter Design Concept and Logo Design: Lyn Bouguereau

STEP Founders: Michael Black, Patricia Dines, Rebecca Dwan, Jeff Edelheit, Nan Fuchs, Craig Litwin, and Larry Robinson.

STEP, P. O. Box 1776, Sebastopol CA 95473

WEB: www.ci.sebastopol.ca.us

This page is on the Community Action Publications (CAP) website because we participate in and support the STEP program and want to make additional information available about its activities.

For more information about organics and other alternatives to toxics, see our Toxics and Alternatives Resources Page.

For information about Sonoma County and area toxics, organics, and environmental and political information and action, see our Sonoma County Resources Page.

Information courtesy of:

"Information Empowering Action for a Better World"


We hope this information (and our work) is valuable to you,
and supports the health and well-being of yourself,
your family, our community, and our world.
If it is, please let us know. It makes us happy to hear!

You can support our work and ensure that it continues. For instance, you can link to our site and let others know about it. Or become a CAP member! For more information, click on the "About CAP" button above.

If you find a broken link or outdated information, please let us know by emailing info[at]healthyworld.org. Please include both the webpage name and the relevant information.

Thank you to everyone who supports our ability to offer this information
to our community, for our planet!

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