Explore Your EcoTypes
Go Deeper into Environmental Issues
The EcoTypes survey is free and anonymous, and you’ll immediately receive a visual report summarizing your approach to environmental issues and how you compare with others.
Go deeper, by exploring a wide range of ideas and frameworks that shape how you and others approach environmental issues.
Want a quick overview of EcoTypes?
EcoTypes involves three successive ingredients: axes, themes, and finally EcoTypes. This video, produced by Lewis & Clark College student Liv Ladaire, offers a quick introduction, or see our FAQ page. [Note that a few things have changed since it was produced in 2021!]
Axes are the fundamental ideas of EcoTypes. Examples of the 18 axes include Aesthetics, Diversity, Ecosystems, Nature, Science, and Time. Some may strike you as surprising!…but all are relevant to how we approach environmental issues.
Themes are statistical combinations of axes that address a common big question and embody a key tension in how we approach environmental issues. The three themes are Place, Knowledge, and Action.
EcoTypes are patterns among thousands of people who completed the survey. There are five common EcoTypes, with suggestive names such as Earth Justice, Science Policy, and Small Green Steps.