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-9: Staff Professional Development

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Joan Pauly
Sustainability Coordinator
Operations & Sustainability
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Does the institution make available professional development and training opportunities in sustainability to all staff at least once per year?:
Yes

Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (the rate of employee participation in sustainability professional development and training)?:
Yes

Estimated percentage of regular staff (full-time and part-time) that participates annually in sustainability professional development and training that is either provided or supported by the institution (0, 1-24%, 25-49%, 50-74%, 75% or more):
75% or more

A brief description of any internal sustainability professional development and training opportunities that the institution makes available to staff:

These programs are FORMAL TRAININGs secured with student, faculty, and staff: Recycling "Game": Office of Sustainability has developed a fun training to teach staff, faculty, and students what items can and cannot be recycled or composted. The process is to contact all labor departments on campus and schedule a game a minimum of 2x per month with the goal to reach all departments by year end. This effort is a recurring annual basis.

Green Office Certification: Every office on campus is encouraged to become Green Office Certified. Student Coordinators (Training and Events, Sustainable Purchasing, Energy & Water Conservation, and Recycling) "consult" with the department for improvements in all of those areas in their offices. Those offices that meet the criteria are awarded certification. Each office names a formal green team that receives training on a formal basis centered on waste reduction, energy and water use reduction, sustainable purchasing options and practices. The green team in turn trains their colleges as part of the formal certification process.


A brief description of any external professional development and training opportunities in sustainability that are supported by the institution(e.g. through payment, reimbursement, or subsidy):

Staff Training: The Office of Sustainability has an annual budget to attend and/or speak at sustainability focused conferences such as AASHE, Smart and Sustainable Campus, and USGBC GreenBuild

Student Training: Berea College submits and has received grant funding to fund travel and conference registrations for students to attend sustainability conferences. To date, students have attended AASHE and Food Recovery Network Conference.


Estimated percentage of regular staff (full-time and part-time) for which sustainability is included in performance reviews (0, 1-24%, 25-49%, 50-74%, 75% or more) :
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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