Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.95
Liaison Joan Pauly
Submission Date June 14, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Berea College
EN-1: Student Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Joan Pauly
Sustainability Coordinator
Operations & Sustainability
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Number of students enrolled for credit (headcount):
1,662

Total number of students enrolled for credit that are served (i.e. directly targeted) by a student peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program (avoid double-counting to the extent feasible):
1,662

Percentage of students served by a peer-to-peer educator program:
100

Name of the student educators program:
EcoChallenge: Recyclemania and Annual Carbon Neutral "Green" Basketball Game

Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (headcount):
1,662

A brief description of the program, including examples of peer-to-peer outreach activities:

The EcoChallenge committee is made up of 12 students that oversee program development, marketing and communications for the national competition to increase recycling percentages and the local "Green" Game to teach students faculty and staff about Carbon Neutrality in a fun and engaging way..
Recyclemania takes place typically January through March, and engage all Residence Halls in a building-to-building competition.


A brief description of how the student educators are selected:

Job descriptions were developed for each committee position, and students are recruited to submit resumes for consideration.


A brief description of the formal training that the student educators receive to prepare them to conduct peer outreach:

Staff sustainability coordinator oversees the committee and provides mentorship to the various areas as needed.


A brief description of the financial and/or administrative support the institution provides to the program (e.g. annual budget and/or faculty/staff coordination):

This program is 100% grant funded to fund t-shirts for "green out" during basketball game, competition prizes and trees for the offsetting portion of the carbon neutral basketball game.


Name of the student educators program (2nd program):
Recycling and Composting Ambassador Program

Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (2nd program):
1,662

A brief description of the program, including examples of peer-to-peer outreach activities (2nd program):

Students staff all campus major events at the compost/recycling/landfill event bins to direct campus community as to proper sorting techniques. Trained students will in turn work as volunteers to staff these events throughout the year.


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

The office of sustainability will request volunteers from on campus service groups, athletic groups, and thru faculty to sign up for these events.


A brief description of the formal training that the student educators receive to prepare them to conduct peer outreach (2nd program):

Our student waste diversion coordinator uses the "recycling game" to train all volunteers in proper sorting techniques before students are able to volunteer.


A brief description of the financial and/or administrative support the institution provides to the program (e.g. annual budget and/or faculty/staff coordination) (2nd program):

Program is overseen by the staff Sustainability Coordinator and purchased event bins and signage specifically for this effort.


Name of the student educators program (3rd program):
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Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (3rd program):
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A brief description of the program, including examples of peer-to-peer outreach activities (3rd program):
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A brief description of how the student educators are selected (3rd program):
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A brief description of the formal training that the student educators receive to prepare them to conduct peer outreach (3rd program):
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A brief description of the financial and/or administrative support the institution provides to the program (e.g. annual budget and/or faculty/staff coordination) (3rd program):
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A brief description of all other student peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education programs, including the number of students served and how student educators are selected, trained, and supported by the institution:

The office of sustainability provides as the base of operations for student initiated and student led sustainability outreach programs as guided by the staff sustainability coordinator. The above programs among others are encompassed in the 3600 annual hours worked by the team of 12 labor students at the office of sustainability.

Positions include:
Student Sustainability Coordinator
Sustainable Foods Coordinator
Waste Diversion Coordinator
Energy and Water Conservation Coordinator
Sustainable Purchasing Coordinator
Compliance Reporting Coordinator
Data Tracking & Analysis Coordinator
Events and Training Coordinator
Marketing and Communications Coordinator
Web Development and Design
Special Projects Coordinator
Alternative Transportation Coordinator

Job descriptions are posted here: https://www.berea.edu/sustainability/other-academic-opportunities-in-sustainability-2/student-labor-and-sustainability/


Total number of hours student educators are engaged in peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education activities annually (all programs):
3,600

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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