Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Mary Fischer
Submission Date Feb. 17, 2013
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STARS v1.2

Brandeis University
ER-1: Student Sustainability Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Lea Lupkin
Interim Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Services
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Total number of degree-seeking students enrolled at the institution:
5808

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

Number of students served by the program to whom peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education is offered (1st program):
2864

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

Eco-Reps work to create events to help educate the campus in environmentalism and empower students to make a change in their lives. As a group, the Eco-Reps hosts events that range from Recyclegrams, Waste Sort, and other education opportunities. This program serves to allows students to educate each other in order to reinforce effective green habits on the Brandeis campus.


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 2-3 hour communications training. Students also read materials on their own. Additional training opportunities are given to students, such as the Northeast Eco-Reps Symposium and Guest Lectures on Civic Engagement.


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

The Sustainability Coordinator acts as staff supervisor and adviser 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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