Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 57.92
Liaison Keisha Payson
Submission Date Feb. 25, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Bowdoin College
EN-1: Student Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Keisha Payson
Sustainability Coordinator
Sustainable Bowdoin
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Does the institution coordinate one or more ongoing student, peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education programs that meet the criteria for this credit?:
Yes

Number of degree-seeking students enrolled at the institution:
1,803

Name of the student educators program (1st program):
EcoReps

Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (1st program):
1,803

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

The EcoReps are student employees at the Sustainability Office who meet weekly to discuss sustainability issues and plan outreach events. Some events are provided to the entire campus, such as "Greenstock", an outdoor concert run on "green" energy, and some are more focused on specific classes or buildings like the annual Energy-Saving Dorm Competition. Eco-reps frequently "table" in the student union and "dormstorm" in their residence halls to interact with students more directly.


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

Students apply for EcoRep positions utilizing the Bowdoin Student Employment website. Typically all applicants are provided an interview by the Sustainability Outreach Coordinator and selected based on a variety of qualities including past experience, knowledge of sustainability issues, and enthusiasm for sharing their knowledge with others.


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

Sustainability Outreach Coordinator conducts a training for the Eco-reps in the few days before classes start. This training includes strategies for working with first-year students to encourage green campus involvement and making environmentally conscious choices, and familiarizing Eco-reps with facilities around campus as they will be resources for other students. This training also includes strategies for increasing campus wide involvement in green events the Eco-reps will be working on throughout the year. The first-year Eco-reps, who are selected a few weeks into the year, are given more brief overviews of these programs and work closely with the older Eco-reps as mentors.


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

There are 8 first-year EcoReps, 8 sophomore EcoReps, 6 upper-classmen Ecoreps,and 2 EcoReps at Bowdoin's largest apartment complex. The EcoReps meet weekly with the Sustainability Outreach Coordinator to cover new material and provide planning time for coordinated events. Each EcoRep is responsible for coordinating events and connecting with a specific residential dorm. The EcoReps are paid hourly and typically work 1-3 hours per week.


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Name(s) of the student educator program(s) (all other programs):
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Total number of hours student educators are engaged in peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education activities annually:
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The website URL for the peer-to-peer student outreach and education program(s):
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