Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 49.13
Liaison Michael Kensler
Submission Date Jan. 15, 2013
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STARS v1.2

Auburn University
ER-1: Student Sustainability Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.88 / 5.00 Michael Kensler
Director Sustainability Operations
Office of Sustainability
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Total number of degree-seeking students enrolled at the institution:
22,824

Program name (1st program):
Sustain-A-Bowl

Number of students served by the program to whom peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education is offered (1st program):
4,000

A brief description of the program, including examples of peer-to-peer outreach activities (1st program):

Sustain-A-Bowl is a month-long competition among the residence halls on campus to reduce energy and water use and to educate students living in residence halls about sustainability.

Resident Assistants conduct outreach activities with the students in their halls in January and throughout the month of February to engage students in energy and water saving activities and to involve students in a range of events and activities related to Sustain-A-Bowl. These events can include such things as attending a presentation or a Campus Conversation on a related topic, conduct on-hall events such as a sustainable dinner, trivia night, or showing a film related to a sustainability topic.


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

Student educators are determined by their positions as Resident Assistants. The Office of Sustainability works with the Residence Life staff to plan for the event and prepare for training of the student educators.


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

Office of Sustainability staff meet with the Resident Assistants and provide training on the concepts of sustainability, the relevance and importance of energy and water conservation (including dramatic financial savings as a result of previous years' Sustain-A-Bowl activities). Office of Sustainability staff also works with student educators to develop events and activities related to the Sustain-A-Bowl themes of resource conservation and community.


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

Residence Hall staff provides oversight, supervision, and other staff time, including financial support for events and activities, to support the Sustain-A-Bowl program. Also, Office of Sustainability staff provides event ideas for student educators to use in working with residents.


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