Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 36.05
Liaison Jim Vecchione
Submission Date Aug. 15, 2012
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STARS v1.1

Bryant University
ER-1: Student Sustainability Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.53 / 5.00 Gaytha Langlois
Chair, Science & Technology Department
Science & Technology Department
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Total number of degree-seeking students enrolled at the institution:
3,500

Program name (1st program):
Green Team - Students for Free Enterprise (SIFE)

Number of students served by the program to whom peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education is offered (1st program):
350

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

Membership in the SIFE student organization (Student for Free Enterprise) and their Green Team is also voluntary. Students on the Green Team work with Resident Assistants in Residence Halls, with a variety of other student organizations on campus, and with the student body at large, to train other students to be more effective at recycling, paper reduction, and energy efficiency. Each year they take on a different focus for the year. As a result of their efforts it is estimated that at least 10% of students have been directly affected. Additionally, SIFE competes each year in a national contest for program effectiveness, and has been recognized for their efforts.


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

The SIFE organization maintains a training program for new members, including the Green Team. Additionally, many of the Green Team members are Environmental Science majors and minors, thereby receiving classroom training on sustainability issues.


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

The University funds SIFE through the Student Senate's organizational budgeting process. SIFE must submit a budget each year in order to retain funding from the Student Senate. The Senate is allotted funding by the University to underwrite these costs.


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Program name (2nd program):
Sustainability Training Program

Number of students to whom peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education is offered (2nd program):
20

A brief description of how the student educators are selected (2nd program):

This new program, which will be initiated in the Fall of 2012, will be sponsored by the Department of Science & Technology, and will be targeted toward the Environmental Science majors and minors. Faculty and outside experts will present training modules leading to a Certificate of Sustainability Educator.


A brief description of the formal training that the student educators receive (2nd program):

Faculty and outside experts will present training modules leading to a Certificate of Sustainability Educator. Modules will be presented throughout the year, with the possibility of completion of the program within one academic year.


A brief description of the staff and/or other financial support the institution provides to the program (2nd program):

Faculty members with expertise in energy management, renewable energy solutions, energy efficiency measures, recycling, toxics reduction, pollution abatement techniques, green technology, climate change modeling and response systems, coastal planning, and resource protection are available within the Department. Outside experts will address questions of NGO management, environmental auditing and accounting, transportation planning, and grant-writing.


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