Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 52.21
Liaison David Husemoller
Submission Date June 7, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

College of Lake County
EN-7: Employee Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.61 / 3.00 David Husemoller
Sustainability Manager
Facilities
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Total number of employees (staff + faculty, headcount):
1477

Number of employees served (i.e. directly targeted) by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program (avoid double-counting):
300

Percentage of employees served by a peer-to-peer educator program:
20.31

Name of the employee educators program:
Reduce, Recycle, and Compost

Number of employees served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (headcount):
300

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

Members of the Environmental Action Committee (EAC) volunteers have been trained to help cafe patrons to properly sort trash, recycling and compost waste.. Our food service estimates that it serves 800 people a week, about 300 unduplicated patrons.


A brief description of how the employee educators are selected:

CLC has an active Environmental Action Committee (EAC) with self-selected members who are assisting in the outreach efforts, especially as composting service is being introduced in the school cafe.

CLC staff and faculty receive credit on their annual review by supporting sustainability initiatives. EAC members serve as mentors on a volunteer basis, during hours of work.


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

The newly developed signage provides the training in its most simple and intuitive form to help answer questions that many faculty and staff have about what is recyclable and what should go into the trash. The signage is designed to help clarify CLC's goals improve our waste reduction and to reduce recycling contamination with trash.


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

No budget is required for this training process. The sustainability manager does have funds to develop and print recycling and composting guidelines, which are used as a reference for training cafe patrons about how to sort their trash from recycling and compost.


Name of the employee educators program (2nd program):
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Number of employees served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (headcount) (2nd program):
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A brief description of the program, including examples of peer-to-peer outreach activities (2nd program):
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A brief description of how the employee educators are selected (2nd program):
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A brief description of the formal training that the employee educators receive to prepare them to conduct peer outreach (2nd 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 paid faculty/staff coordination) (2nd program):
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A brief description of all other employee peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education programs, including the number of employees served and how employee educators are selected, trained, and supported by the institution:

The Environmental Action Committee sponsors numerous educational events throughout the year, including Car Care Week, America Recycles Day, Earth Week, and Car Free Week. There are about 18 regular EAC members who self-select in volunteering for these outreach programs.


Total number of hours employee educators are engaged in peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education activities annually:
24

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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