Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 52.57
Liaison Susan Kidd
Submission Date Feb. 15, 2012
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Agnes Scott College
PAE-15: Employee Sustainability Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.81 / 5.00 Justine Schwartz
Sustainability Fellow
Sustainability
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Total number of people employed by the institution:
295

Program name (1st program) :
Green Team

Number of employees served by the program (1st program):
175

A brief description of how the employee educators are selected (1st program):

Green Team members are accepted on a volunteer basis. The organization strives to have a representative from every campus department, and it accepts multiple members from the same department. Ultimately, the goal is to reach every department on campus with our sustainability initiatives.


A brief description of the formal training that the employee educators receive (1st program):

Training for the Green Team is informal. All meetings are run as a way to generate discussion and conceptualize ideas. Green Team members help decide ways sustainability can reach all staff and faculty across campus. They also act as a sounding board for the Office of Sustainability as it is constantly working to improve sustainability across campus.


A brief description of the staff and/or other financial support the institution provides to the program (1st program):

The Green Team was the impetus for all the sustainability efforts before the creation of a formal sustainability office. They were, at first, an passionate group of interested individuals who instituted the college's first successful recycling program, supported the first group of Environmental Residents and helped create the sustainability office. The Green Team was giving a working budget to implement sustainability measures at the college, and now that budget is managed with help from the sustainability office. Members are permitted and encouraged to participate in the Green Team as a part of their general work duties.


The website URL where information about the program is available (1st program):
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Program name (2nd program):
Recycling Coordinators

Number of employees served by the program (2nd program):
50

A brief description of how the employee educators are selected (2nd program):

Recycling Coordinators are employees of the college either in the Facilities or Custodial department.


A brief description of the formal training that the employee educators receive (2nd program):

Employees visit the recycling facility that processes our recycling. The goal is to show them how even the smallest amount of contamination can throw off the highly automated system. Additionally, employees are trained on identifying contamination within bags of recycling, and how and when to make the call to throw out a bag of severely contaminated recycling.


A brief description of the financial or other support the institution provides to the program (2nd program):

The college compensates an employee with overtime wages for his work with our recycling program that is in addition to his regular work day.


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