Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 55.57
Liaison Lacey Raak
Submission Date May 20, 2019
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STARS v2.1

California State University, Monterey Bay
EN-1: Student Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.30 / 4.00 Lacey Raak
Sustainability Director
Campus Planning and Development
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Number of students enrolled for credit (headcount):
9328

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):
706

Percentage of students served by a peer-to-peer educator program:
7.57

Name of the student educators program:
Sustainability Office - Student Education and Outreach Team

Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (headcount):
706

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

A team of 5 student education and outreach coordinators are hired by the sustainability office. The team does outreach in their classrooms, at various tabling events throughout the year, as well as presentations.


A brief description of how the student educators are selected:

Student are hired during a formal hiring process, which includes the sustainability director and other student leaders being on the committee.


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

Weekly student staff meetings which include topic focus presentations, a day-long retreat in the Fall and team building events in January and May. Summer meetings provide background nd work planning sessions for new hires.


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):

Students are paid an hourly wage and supported by the Sustainability Director. Campus partners, including greenwaste and sodexo also have student outreach coordinators who are supported financially and administratively by those organizations.


Name of the student educators program (2nd program):
Project leading Change Living Learning Housing Program

Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (2nd program):
140

A brief description of the program, including examples of peer-to-peer outreach activities (2nd program):

This community focuses on the intersection of Social Justice, Environmental Awareness, and Ethical Business Practice. Students in this community learn through daily interactions with RAs and planned RA programming. Some exapmles of programs are:

Colors of fall: From 7pm to 9pm Sanderling lobby will host a painting craft session. Residents will come to Sanderling lobby to receive one mini plant pot and are able to paint it and receive different themed candies for the fall season. They can take it home. They will be able to talk with other residents and bond over the fall season.

Out-tober Movie & Post Dialogue: This event will screen a film focused on a young queer womxn of color and her acceptance to her identities and coming out process. Attendees will enjoy light snacks during the screening and have the option of participating in a post dialogue after.

Empower Each Otter: Wear a Costume, Not a Culture: This will be a take to event for AS's Empower Each Otter Series. Students who attend will learn more about culture appropriation vs. appreciation and how to avoid wearing an inappropriate costume.

Sanderling Game Night: This event will help residents open up to others in their building by way of a fun and creative outlet. We will also be hosting different games from different cultures so that they can be more open to different ideas and celebrate different ways of life. We will have music and food to also building a welcoming event that brings in residents to sit down and talk with one another.

Chinese New Year ~ Red Envelopes: This program will share the long history and interesting facts that have to do with the Chinese New Year, the reason for the red envelopes, and the zodiac signs. It will be a good way to go around the hall and create a personalized passive event.

Eco-Bingo: During this event, I will hold a bingo session that will showcase prizes based on Sustainability and speak to residents on ways they can eliminate single-use items in their daily life.

Womxn in Science: I will be selecting a group of different women in science, writing info about their accomplishments and contribution, and giving each residents their specific person. This will be a passive program that contributes to month of International Womxen's Day.

Application Tips and Tricks: Application Tips and Tricks will be held in Sanderling Lobby from 5 pm - 7 pm. This event is set up to help residents with their application forms including cover letters, resumes, and references.

Poppy Patrol: Students were given baggies of California Poppy seeds and were encouraged to plant them around campus to help beautify CSUMB.


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

The RAs (residential advisors) are selected during the RA selection process and are students who either specifically express interest in Sustainability Peer Education or work with sustainability/social justice offices n campus. All LLP RAs go through RA Training and LLP Training where they learn the foundations of their position and how to create experiences based around sustainability education. We also strive to connect with and bringing in campus partners to further enrich the experience of the students in Project Leading Change.


A brief description of the formal training that the student educators receive to prepare them to conduct peer outreach (2nd program):

All LLP RAs go through RA Training and LLP Training where they learn the foundations of their position and how to create experiences based around sustainability education. We also strive to connect with and bringing in campus partners to further enrich the experience of the students in Project Leading Change.


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):

This program is supported through CSUMB's Housing and Residential Life offices. All funding and support -financial and staff- is provided by the university.


Name of the student educators program (3rd program):
Associated Students' - Environmental Affairs Committee

Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (3rd program):
5000

A brief description of the program, including examples of peer-to-peer outreach activities (3rd program):

The EAC is a committee of the Associated Students. The newly made committee is has been going through a process to clarify goals and initiatives. The purpose of the EAC is to encourage campus sustainability within campus programs and student life. They also strive to bring different campus departments and organizations who too have the common goal of sustainable campus improvement together to best achieve goals to optimal efficiency. The EAC will focus on student outreach and education. They do this by programming events such as "EarthFest" and connecting students with opportunities to get involved and be aware of the things happening on campus.


A brief description of how the student educators are selected (3rd program):

This year the EAC was led by the Sustainability Senator and the team was selected by a hiring process. This included submitting an application and a cover letter, followed by an interview. The EAC internship program is open to any student at CSUMB, however the program targets and is most beneficial to first year students.


A brief description of the formal training that the student educators receive to prepare them to conduct peer outreach (3rd program):

Student educators attended a training at the beginning of the program in order to learn about AS, csumb organizations, and to also brainstorm goals and tactics. Every week each intern has a professional development opportunity. These workshops range from, "email etiquette, public speaking, and recruitment and outreach trainings."


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):

In previous years the sustainability sector of AS has received a good and efficient allocation of AS funds. In FY17 sustainability received 7,000 dollars to use for outreach, programming, and other purchases. due to misuse and budget cuts FY18 was allotted 300. Administration and AS officers are in favor of funding sustainability more in the future and advocating in finance board meetings for this.


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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