Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Barbara Kviz
Submission Date Feb. 27, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Carnegie Mellon University
EN-6: Employee Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Barbara Kviz
Environmental Coordinator
Facilities Management Services
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Does the institution administer or oversee an ongoing faculty/staff peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program that meets the criteria for this credit?:
Yes

Total number of employees:
4816

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

Number of employees served by the program (1st program):
3000

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

Approximately 60-70 Staff Council representatives attend monthly meetings and then share information with their constituents, most departments on campus are represented by these elected officials.

The Staff Council Sustainability Committee are volunteers as part of this pool of representatives.


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

Some of the training is 'in action', as the Staff Council lunches are now zero waste, and 100% compostable, when possible.

The Reps see how the event works, and can learn how to do it for themselves, by experiencing how it is organized.

Staff Council has teamed up with the Green Practices Committee to hold 'Lunch and Learns' about food composting in departments, holding zero waste events, and information sessions about CMU environmental initiatives.
Our next project is to plan Staff Development Courses.


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

The extra cost of the green lunches are supported by the Staff Council budget, and voted on by the Executive Committee.

The Staff Council Sustainability Committee answer questions about composting and administer the collection process.


The website URL where information about the program is available (1st program):
Name of the employee educators program (2nd program):
Green Practices Committee

Number of employees served by the program (2nd program):
2250

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

The Green Practices Committee member's are internal to the campus and are asked to participate by the Co-Chairs of the committee.

Administrative departments that can leverage environmental actions or that have the time and interest are chosen.

No one that has an interest in participating on the committee is turned away.


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

As the result of the Green Practices Committee's view and purpose, green initiatives are promoted through a Departmental Green Team initiative.


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

Facilities Management Services provides lunch for the GPC committee meetings, free energy saving services, recycling bins & composting stations for no charge to departments.

See what FMS can do for free here;
http://www.cmu.edu/fms/SecLin_Sustainability/index.html


The website URL where information about the program is available (2nd program):
Name(s) of the employee educator program(s) (all other programs):
Scotty Goes Green Office Certification Program This program is being implemented by Facilities Management Services with guidance from the Green Practices Committee and Staff Council.
+ Date Revised: May 29, 2015

Number of employees served by all other programs:
650
+ Date Revised: May 29, 2015

A brief description of how the employee educators are selected (all other programs):

Scotty Goes Green Representatives volunteer from each participating department.

+ Date Revised: May 29, 2015

A brief description of the formal training that the employee educators receive (all other programs):

A Scotty Goes Green Toolkit is available online for the representative and a meeting is required with the Environmental Coordinator at the beginning phase of the department program implementation. The representative will explain the program details to the people in their department.
Further meetings to discuss the details of the Scotty Goes Green Program, are scheduled, as needed, with each department.

http://www.cmu.edu/environment/get-involved/scotty-goes-green-office-certification-program.html

+ Date Revised: May 29, 2015

A brief description of the staff and/or other financial support the institution provides to the program(s) (all other programs):

The Environmental Coordinator will consult with each department to find ways to become more sustainable and Facilities Management will provide services to improve efficiency.

A framework of specific actions and guides are provided to show how to achieve Bronze, Silver and Gold certifications.

cmu.edu/environment/get-involved/green-teams/scotty-goes-green-office-certification-program/Toolkit.html

+ Date Revised: May 29, 2015

The website URL where information about the program(s) is available (all other programs):
http://www.cmu.edu/environment/get-involved/green-teams/index.html
+ Date Revised: May 29, 2015

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