Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.97
Liaison Dennis Carlberg
Submission Date Aug. 2, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Boston University
EN-7: Employee Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.65 / 3.00 Lisa Tornatore
Sustainability Director
sustainability@BU
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Total number of employees (staff + faculty, headcount):
10182

Number of employees served (i.e. directly targeted) by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program (avoid double-counting):
8990

Percentage of employees served by a peer-to-peer educator program:
88.29

Name of the employee educators program:
Sustainability Liaisons

Number of employees served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (headcount):
8990

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

The Sustainability Liaisons program was created to promote campus sustainability through peer-to-peer awareness within each of the schools and colleges on both the Charles River Campus and the Boston University Medical Campus.


A brief description of how the employee educators are selected:

Faculty and staff either volunteer or are appointed by their dean/director to become Sustainability Liaisons.


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

Sustainability Liaisons meet quarterly with sustainability@BU to improve communication on campus sustainability issues, discuss potential projects within individual schools, and share challenges, solutions, and successes. All volunteers are provided with information and materials to promote sustainable initiatives among their faculty, staff or students.


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

The Assistant Director for Sustainability serves as a leader for the Sustainability Liaisons Program. There is no financial support provided by the institution.


Name of the employee educators program (2nd program):
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Number of employees served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (headcount) (2nd program):
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A brief description of the program, including examples of peer-to-peer outreach activities (2nd program):
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A brief description of how the employee educators are selected (2nd program):
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A brief description of the formal training that the employee educators receive to prepare them to conduct peer outreach (2nd 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 paid faculty/staff coordination) (2nd program):
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A brief description of all other employee peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education programs, including the number of employees served and how employee educators are selected, trained, and supported by the institution:
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Total number of hours employee educators are engaged in peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education activities annually:
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Methodology: We took the number of offices and departments on campus and verified if there was at least one liaison per offices and department.

Knowing that each office and department holds a percent of the total staff and faculty; we then added the percent of staff and faculty to get the represented percent of "number of employees served".

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.