Overall Rating Reporter
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Liaison Stephanie Corbett
Submission Date March 4, 2022

STARS v2.2

Case Western Reserve University
EN-1: Student Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
-- Reporter Erin Kollar
Assistant Director Sustainability
Office of Energy & Sustainability
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Number of students enrolled for credit:
11,664

Total number of students served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
4,030

Percentage of students served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
34.55

Name of the student educators program (1st program):
Student Sustainability Ambassadors

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

The Office for Sustainability has 16 students in paid positions as Student Sustainability Ambassadors. The Ambassadors undergo 8+ hours of training and are charged with working 30 hours per semester working on different outreach programs including presentations, tabling, and events on a variety of sustainability topics such as tree campus USA, sustainable transportation, recycling, freecycling, green building and energy awareness.


A brief description of the student educators program’s target audience (1st program):
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Number of trained student educators (1st program):
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Number of weeks the student educators program is active annually (1st program):
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Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained student educator (1st program):
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Website URL where information about the student educators program is available (1st program):
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Name of the student educators program (2nd program):
Food Recovery Network

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

The Food Recovery Network (FRN) is a student organization and a chapter associated with the national nonprofit. Their goal is to reduce waste while feeding more people. These students have partnered with campus dining vendor Bon Appetit to collect unused food and bring it to soup kitchens. The FRN works with students from the School of Medicine to educate the student body with presentations about nutrition, public health, and food waste.


A brief description of the student educators program’s target audience (2nd program):
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Number of weeks the student educators program is active annually (2nd program):
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Name of the student educators program (3rd program):
Student Sustainability Council

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

The SSC is a student-led organization that promotes sustainable habits among students throughout campus. They organize specific events such as the annual Farm Harvest Festival (link below) aimed at raising awareness and educating all attendees about sustainable practices. The event takes place at the CWRU-operated Squire Valleevue Farm, and includes things like herbs planting, mushroom production demonstration, fresh food cooking demonstrations, knitting, beeswax lip balm making, and other activities. Throughout the event, the SSC members educate attendees about the campus Farm Food Program, which helps supply local food to campus dining halls. It is heavily attended by students. SSC also comes in contact with peers through other programs and tabling events.

https://students.case.edu/traditions/events/harvest/


A brief description of the student educators program’s target audience (3rd program):
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Number of weeks the student educators program is active annually (3rd program):
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Website URL where information about the student educators program is available (3rd program):
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A brief description of all other student peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education programs:

Two additional organizations (Slow Food and Net Impact) are smaller, student-led groups that do occasional sustainability-themed outreach & education events on campus. For example, Slow Food performs peer to peer education throughout Food Week to demonstrate the importance of sourcing food locally and minimizing waste. Net Impact is focused on the work of the Fowler Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit (link below). They host events that highlight the School of Business' activity promoting sustainable enterprise and entrepreneurship. The estimated additional peer to peer impact is 220 students.

https://weatherhead.case.edu/centers/fowler/about/


Number of trained student educators (all other programs):
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Number of weeks, on average, the student educators programs are active annually (all other programs):
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Grand total number of hours worked annually by trained student sustainability educators (all programs):
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Hours worked annually by trained student sustainability educators per student served by a peer-to-peer program:
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