Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.47
Liaison Ryan Todd
Submission Date March 1, 2021

STARS v2.2

California State University, Sacramento
EN-7: Employee Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
2.63 / 3.00 Kristina Cullen
Sustainability Analyst
Facilities Management—Sustainability
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Total number of employees:
3,388

Total number of employees served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
3,388

Percentage of employees served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
100

Name of the employee educators program (1st program):
Sustainability Steering Committee

A brief description of the employee educators program (1st program):

The Sustainability Steering Committee has a variety of purposes on campus and one of those purposes is to educate and share information that can then be more broadly disseminated across campus. The committee is comprised of campus wide representation in the form of staff, faculty, campus leadership, and student leadership representatives whose goal is to assess, refine and disseminate information on the current sustainability practices on campus pertaining to academics, dining services, energy, environmental health and safety, landscaping, planning new construction, procurement, recycle/ waste management, transportation and water conservation. A representative is chosen from various aspects of campus to inform and discuss each topic. The committee is also open to anyone on campus who may be interested in learning about various sustainability topics. New ideas and practices developed by this committee are incorporated campus wide.
Each member within the committee is a representative of a different aspect of campus. By representing their unique area of campus there is an expectation that they disseminate information garnered at meetings with their peers. One specific example of this was when the campus launched a new exterior waste and recycling bin education and signage program. During the education presentation of this program, visual graphics, timelines, and process changes were shared. The presentation established new expectations for employee behavior change. Committee members took the information and materials shared at the meeting back to their departments and colleges and educated their peers on the changes.


A brief description of the employee educators program’s target audience (1st program):

The employee educators program's target audience is the broader campus community and more specifically those campus members that work with the diverse group of representatives that make up the Sustainability Committee. Each member within the committee is a representative of their own respective college or department and a peer educator within that college or department.


Number of trained employee educators (1st program):
22

Number of weeks the employee educators program is active annually (1st program):
32

Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained employee educator (1st program):
40

Total number of hours worked annually by trained employee educators (1st program):
1,280

Website URL where information about the employee educators program is available (1st program) :
Name of the employee educators program (2nd program):
Faculty Sustainability Education Program

A brief description of the employee educators program (2nd program):

The Faculty Sustainability Education Program is comprised of chairs and Deans representative of all colleges and educational departments to educate them on sustainability practices by a trained member of the sustainability team. The expectation is the education and training provided to this audience will then be taught to other faculty throughout their respective areas in a peer to peer manner. A recent example of this program was a training given to this group of educators regarding the existence and difference between blue and green books. Faculty were then tasked with teaching this information to their peers and requesting that all faculty members ask for green books in their syllabi. A successful outcome occurred because these representatives took the information back to their respective colleges, trained their peers on the information, and all faculty members implemented the new program.


A brief description of the employee educators program’s target audience (2nd program):

The employee educators program's target audience is the broader campus community and more specifically the faculty that are peers with those members of the Academic Senate, which the Faculty Sustainability Education Program is part of. Each member of the Senate is a representative of their own respective college or department and a peer educator within that college or department.


Number of trained employee educators (2nd program):
60

Number of weeks the employee educators program is active annually (2nd program):
32

Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained employee educator (2nd program):
40

Total number of hours worked annually by trained employee educators (2nd program):
1,280

Website URL where information about the employee educators program is available (2nd program):
A brief description of all other employee peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education programs:
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Number of trained employee educators (all other programs):
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Number of weeks, on average, the employee educators programs are active annually (all other programs):
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Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained employee educator (all other programs):
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Total number of hours worked annually by trained employee educators (all other programs):
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Grand total number of hours worked annually by trained employee educators (all programs):
2,560

Hours worked annually by trained employee sustainability educators per employee served by a peer-to-peer program:
0.76

Website URL where information about the employee sustainability educators programs is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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