Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 75.90
Liaison Deborah Steinberg
Submission Date Dec. 6, 2021

STARS v2.2

Carnegie Mellon University
EN-7: Employee Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.56 / 3.00 Barbara Kviz
Environmental Coordinator
Facilities Management Services
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Total number of employees:
5,531

Total number of employees served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
1,644

Percentage of employees served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
29.72

Name of the employee educators program (1st program):
Green Practices Committee Scotty Goes Green Program

A brief description of the employee educators program (1st program):
The Scotty Goes Green Program uses peer-to-peer outreach to raise awareness and increase environmentally sustainable practices in offices and academic departments across the Carnegie Mellon campus, and in the lives and homes of the people who work in those offices and departments. The program includes a rating and award structure (Bronze to Gold certification) to encourage ongoing engagement and improvement. The campus Environmental Coordinator recruits and trains staff and faculty as Scotty Goes Green liaisons on an ongoing basis. Liaison training addresses practices such as environmentally effective purchasing, physical space operation and management, daily food choices and choices for catered events, employee commuting and travel, waste reduction, composting and recycling. Liaisons then train/engage those within their office/department to raise awareness of and implement more sustainable practices. Guided by checklists of effective practices, offices and departments assess their current performance and pursue increasing levels of Scotty program recognition. The checklists and guidance for achieving Bronze through Gold ratings are attached to this credit and make clear how peer outreach works within the program and extends even further to student sustainability activities and employee practices at home; Gold certification, for example, includes a requirement that each employee implement at least 5 sustainable practices at home and that the office/department supports at least one student or campus-wide sustainability event each year.

A brief description of the employee educators program’s target audience (1st program):
Staff and Faculty are the target audience.

Number of trained employee educators (1st program):
33

Number of weeks the employee educators program is active annually (1st program):
50

Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained employee educator (1st program):
0.05

Total number of hours worked annually by trained employee educators (1st program):
82.50

Website URL where information about the employee educators program is available (1st program) :
Name of the employee educators program (2nd program):
Green Dot Active Bystander Training

A brief description of the employee educators program (2nd program):
Green Dot was launched at CMU in the 20017/18 academic year. A Green Dot is a behavior, choice, or action that promotes safety for everyone. The program is designed to create cultural change at CMU by teaching faculty, staff and students to be active bystanders around dating/domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and bullying in the university community and in their daily lives.

A brief description of the employee educators program’s target audience (2nd program):
Community members include Faculty, Staff, and Students for this training program.

In 2019, our team offered 26 Green Dot programs, amounting to 46 total hours of in-person training. 11 of those programs were requested by a specific group, 5 of which were for staff/faculty and 6 for student groups.

Number of trained employee educators (2nd program):
25

Number of weeks the employee educators program is active annually (2nd program):
24

Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained employee educator (2nd program):
0.08

Total number of hours worked annually by trained employee educators (2nd program):
46

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):
128.50

Hours worked annually by trained employee sustainability educators per employee served by a peer-to-peer program:
0.02

Website URL where information about the employee sustainability educators programs is available:
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