Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 48.39
Liaison Connie Morales
Submission Date Feb. 14, 2020
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STARS v2.1

Claremont McKenna College
EN-1: Student Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.53 / 4.00 Kristin Miller
Admin
Roberts Environmental Center
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Number of students enrolled for credit (headcount):
1,327

Total number of students enrolled for credit that are served (i.e. directly targeted) by a student peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program (avoid double-counting to the extent feasible):
1,172

Percentage of students served by a peer-to-peer educator program:
88.32

Name of the student educators program:
Sustainable Students Promoting Environmental Action and Responsibility Eco-Reps

Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (headcount):
1,172

A brief description of the program, including examples of peer-to-peer outreach activities:

• Eco-Reps Manage SSPEAR’s Materials:
Recycling Information Signs: Recycling Information signs have been placed by SSPEAR members above nearly all large community recycling bins in dorm hallways, laundry rooms, and restrooms. These signs are intended to clarify proper recycling habits, so it is important they remain directly above the recycling bins so that the arrow at the bottom points toward the bin. The signs have been laminated so that we can re-use them from year-to-year, and it is important we keep careful track of them as they’re an important resource and valuable SSPEAR property.
Red Cup Bins: Red Cup bins are also property of SSPEAR and ASCMC’s Campus Improvements Committee. These bins are intended ONLY for recycling of Red Cups, to be sent to Terracycle (http://www.terracycle.com/en-US/brigades/solo-r-cup-brigade-r.html).
• Encouraging Sustainable Behaviors:
o Recognize individuals for their environmentally-friendly behavior, and remind others of good sustainability practices in case they may not know!
o Demonstrate environmentally-friendly living yourself each day.
• Promoting and serving as a source of enthusiasm for events
o Use Facebook groups, email, and dorm meetings to share information regarding sustainability events.
o Attend sustainability events and invite your neighbors and roommates to join you whenever possible, as well!
o Always encourage incorporation of sustainable practices (re-usable dishware, recycling, etc.) at dorm events!
• Serving as a resource for students with sustainability-related questions or concerns.


A brief description of how the student educators are selected:

Nomination from leaders within the club, followed by club election.


A brief description of the formal training that the student educators receive to prepare them to conduct peer outreach:

Eco-Reps must attend SSPEAR’s 30-minute weekly meetings and additional training sessions as needed. At each meeting Eco-Reps will be introduced to campus and community service projects, and asked to help plan activities and brainstorm actions to take in residence halls throughout the year.
Estimated Time Commitment: 2 hours per week, including events and meeting times.


A brief description of the financial and/or administrative support the institution provides to the program (e.g. annual budget and/or faculty/staff coordination):

Funding from clubs and organization chair from the Associated Study Body government.


Name of the student educators program (2nd program):
Energize Colleges

Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (2nd program):
14

A brief description of the program, including examples of peer-to-peer outreach activities (2nd program):

The Harvey Mudd and Claremont McKenna Colleges have partnered with the Energize Colleges program with Strategic Energy Innovations (SEI). The Energize Colleges program is an internship program funded by the ratepayers of local utility companies in the state of California. The utility companies want to help expand Energy Efficiency, Demand Response, and Distributed Generation workforce development through these internships and are looking for semester-long internship-community partnerships for students of Harvey Mudd and Claremont McKenna Colleges!

The utility companies require the internships fall in at least one of these Energy Career Pathways:

1. Energy Engineering
2. Environmental Controls Technology
3. Solar Design, Sales, Estimation
4. Installation & Maintenance
5. Energy Auditing
6. Energy Storage
7. Energy & Environmental Management
8. Building Construction & Architecture


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

Application submission followed by a series of interviews.


A brief description of the formal training that the student educators receive to prepare them to conduct peer outreach (2nd program):

On the job training.
Data collection, report writing, payroll, presentation skills, public speaking and final deliverable submission all from supervisors and peer fellow.


A brief description of the financial and/or administrative support the institution provides to the program (e.g. annual budget and/or faculty/staff coordination) (2nd program):

$15-25K per year.


Name of the student educators program (3rd program):
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Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (3rd program):
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A brief description of the program, including examples of peer-to-peer outreach activities (3rd program):
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A brief description of how the student educators are selected (3rd program):
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A brief description of the formal training that the student educators receive to prepare them to conduct peer outreach (3rd program):
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A brief description of the financial and/or administrative support the institution provides to the program (e.g. annual budget and/or faculty/staff coordination) (3rd program):
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A brief description of all other student peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education programs, including the number of students served and how student educators are selected, trained, and supported by the institution:
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Total number of hours student educators are engaged in peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education activities annually (all programs):
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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