Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 47.65
Liaison Jennifer Sanchez
Submission Date March 2, 2018
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STARS v2.1

California State University, Bakersfield
EN-1: Student Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.23 / 4.00 Jennifer Sanchez
Sustainability Coordinator
Office of the President
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Number of students enrolled for credit (headcount):
10,545

Total number of students enrolled for credit that are served (i.e. directly targeted) by a student peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program (avoid double-counting to the extent feasible):
600

Percentage of students served by a peer-to-peer educator program:
5.69

Name of the student educators program:
Energize Colleges

Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (headcount):
600

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

Energize Colleges encourages paid student interns to engage and educate their peers in sustainability practices. The interns are encouraged to do outreach to an average of 40 students and 15 paid student interns participated in the program during the 2017-18 academic year.
Examples of the programs or outreach are: holding garden build and planting days or engaging students in a sustainability pledge.


A brief description of how the student educators are selected:

Students are interviewed and hired for paid internships. They are chosen based on their experience, skills, and most importantly - their passion for environmental sustainability.


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

Energize Colleges interns engage in independent research and are trained and supported by the Sustainability Coordinator.


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

The Office of the President annual budget and faculty/staff coordination contribute to the program. https://csub.edu/sustainability/Education/EnergizeColleges/index.html


Name of the student educators program (2nd program):
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Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (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 student educators are selected (2nd program):
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A brief description of the formal training that the student 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 faculty/staff coordination) (2nd program):
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Name of the student educators program (3rd program):
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Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (3rd program):
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A brief description of the program, including examples of peer-to-peer outreach activities (3rd program):
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A brief description of the formal training that the student educators receive to prepare them to conduct peer outreach (3rd 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 faculty/staff coordination) (3rd program):
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A brief description of all other student peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education programs, including the number of students served and how student educators are selected, trained, and supported by the institution:
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Total number of hours student educators are engaged in peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education activities annually (all programs):
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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