The IRB for the student survey is about ready to be sent off but I havent gotten any suggestion as to what should be included except for what Donny has written here. Does anyone from other groups want anything included?
A potential solution for air flights (although maybe not ideal) is buying conservation offsets in exchange for the flights. These programs are now getting into the mainstream light as they are on travelociy's homepage and Icelandair has them available for every flight--documenting how many trees will be planted in exchange for the mileage/carbon emissions in your flight. Although it will increase travel funds for faculty/staff it sounded like a decent option to consider.