Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 42.29
Liaison Mary Fischer
Submission Date March 28, 2011
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Brandeis University
ER-1: Student Sustainability Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.41 / 5.00 Janna Cohen-Rosenthal
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Services
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Total number of degree-seeking students enrolled at the institution:
5,001

Program name (1st program):
Student Eco-Reps

Number of students served by the program (1st program):
3,408

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

Student Eco-Reps are a paid campus job supervised by the Sustainability Coordinator in Facilities Services. Students are selected after an interview and written application.


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

Eco-Reps have meetings every other week for training purposes. At the start of each semester students have 2 hour communications training. Students also read materials on their own. Additional training opportunities are given to students, such as the Northeast Eco-Reps Symposium ( Fall 2009) and Guest Lectures on Civic Engagement ( Paul Loeb, Fall 2010).


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

Janna Cohen Rosenthal, Sustainability Coordinator, acts as staff supervisor and advisor to the Brandeis Eco-Reps. Students are paid a minimum of $9.00 an hour for 3-5 hours a week of work. One students acts as a "Captain" and helps coordinate training and support. Students work in all dorms, and reach out to off campus undergrads in public programs. Off Campus Graduate students are not targeted yet in programming.


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The current program serves undergraduate students. A program that focused on graduate students, lead by graduate students would be the next step to expand the sustainability education program.

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