Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 59.66
Liaison Christina Erickson
Submission Date Aug. 15, 2022

STARS v2.2

Champlain College
EN-1: Student Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.86 / 4.00 Christina Erickson
Sustainability Director
Campus Planning
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Number of students enrolled for credit:
4,156

Total number of students served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
1,784

Percentage of students served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
42.93

Name of the student educators program (1st program):
Eco-Reps Program

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

Eco-Reps are peer educators living in college residence halls that model environmentally responsible living behaviors and conduct education and outreach to fellow residents. Eco-Reps are trained and coordinated by the Director for Service & Sustainability Learning who connects them to appropriate campus personnel and resources. Eco-Rep activities are generally focused within the residential areas of campus, but can extend to broader campus issues when most applicable. Eco-Reps also act as the additional "eyes & ears" regarding the physical operations of the buildings and alert Physical Plant staff if necessary.

Eco-Reps meet on a weekly basis. Each month has a theme and related events & activities. Students are provided with related resources and a to-do list for the month. Throughout the year, students participate in trainings that include team-building exercises and program orientation, among other activities.

Activity Examples:
-Set up a bulletin board in their residence hall and post information
-Collaborate with residential life staff on residence hall programming opportunities
-Conduct audits of the waste bins in their building
-Be a resource person for students in the residence hall
-Promote the Green Room Certification Program
-Act as "eyes & ears" regarding residence hall operations and report accordingly to Physical Plant staff
-Conduct energy audits of appliances in residence halls
-Conduct surveys about ecological issues
-Attend meetings to plan activities and provide feedback to the Director for Service & Sustainability Learning
-Assist with waste reduction activities at move in/move out
-Set up and staff environmental information tables and exhibits
-Go on tours of local sites such as Green Mountain Compost and the Material Recovery Facility
-Participate in Sustain Champlain committees
-Develop programs and projects related to their interests
-Host events that are open to the campus community
-Conduct tabling outside of the cafeteria and other central locations, promoting various campaigns and initiatives
-Promote efforts through social media outlets


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

The primary audience of the Eco-Reps program is residential students, but due to the nature of our outreach, it extends to all undergraduate students (and sometimes faculty and staff) at our Burlington campus.


Number of trained student educators (1st program):
18

Number of weeks the student educators program is active annually (1st program):
28

Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained student educator (1st program):
4

Total number of hours worked annually by trained student educators (1st program):
1,800

Website URL where information about the student educators program is available (1st program):
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Name of the student educators program (3rd program):
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A brief description of all other student peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education programs:
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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):
1,800

Hours worked annually by trained student sustainability educators per student served by a peer-to-peer program:
1.01

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Total # students served - Used total # of undergraduate, non-online students
Total # of hours = 4 hours per week (average) for 28 weeks x 18 Eco-Reps

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