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Liaison Megan Litke
Submission Date Jan. 31, 2011
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STARS v1.0

American University
ER-1: Student Sustainability Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Emily Curley
Sustainability Coordinator
Sustainability
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Total number of degree-seeking students enrolled at the institution:
12704

Program name (1st program):
Green Eagles

Number of students served by the program (1st program):
4281

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

All resident students are invited to apply for the Green Eagle program. The Office of Sustainability reviews applications, interviews students, and hires one or more students from each residence hall, including leased off-campus housing in the Berkshire apartments. The Green Eagles work as peer sustainability educators for the duration of the academic year.


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

The Green Eagles meet for an hour and a half each week to receive training on a new sustainability topic.


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

The Sustainability Coordinator directly oversees the Green Eagles and the students are paid $10/hr for up to 5 hours of work per week. The Green Eagles are also eligible to receive 1 independent study credit.


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Enrollment numbers are 2009-2010 via Robin Beads. Total number reached is 2009-10 on-campus residents + Berks Apartment residents, the most recent full year of data we have to report on although the Green Eagle program first started in the 2010-2011 school year.

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.