Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 73.23
Liaison Heather Albert-Knopp
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2022

STARS v2.2

College of the Atlantic
EN-1: Student Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Heather Albert-Knopp
Dean of Admission
Office of Admission
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Number of students enrolled for credit:
395

Total number of students served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
395

Percentage of students served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
100

Name of the student educators program (1st program):
Discarded Resources Team (work-study)

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

The Discarded Resources (DR) team is made up of work-study students and a Building & Grounds staff supervisor. The team oversees composting efforts on campus and handles all other on-campus recycling and waste (which is better known at COA as "discarded resources"). The DR team concerns itself with keeping the college's recycling and composting systems running efficiently while educating students, faculty, and staff about how to improve the functionality and accessibility of DR stations within residences, classrooms, offices, and dining halls on campus. To this end, the DR team develops and updates signage around campus; hosts outreach and training sessions on effective recycling and composting habits; sets up and monitors recycling stations around campus on a weekly basis; conducts an annual campus-wide waste audit, sharing the results with the wider community; coordinates the “Move Out” session at the end of each term, with the objective of maximizing composting, reducing, reusing, and recycling efforts; maintains the "free box," an on-campus space for reusing and repurposing previously used items; and other responsibilities depending on campus needs. Specific, recent examples of DR team projects include: educating the community on the benefits and savings of hand dryers versus paper towels in order to alleviate pressure on COA’s paper towel composting system; engaging students with the PLAN (Post-Landfill Action Network) while working together with the Zero Waste Club; conducting an educational survey of campus offices about compost knowledge and activities; and setting up a recycling program for cigarette butts in order to avoid pollution of local waterways.


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

The target audience for this program are the students, staff, and faculty of College of the Atlantic.


Number of trained student educators (1st program):
4

Number of weeks the student educators program is active annually (1st program):
30

Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained student educator (1st program):
8

Total number of hours worked annually by trained student educators (1st program):
960

Website URL where information about the student educators program is available (1st program):
Name of the student educators program (2nd program):
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A brief description of the student educators program (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):
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A brief description of the student educators program (3rd program):
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Number of weeks the student educators program is active annually (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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Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per student educator (all other programs) :
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Total number of hours worked annually by trained student educators (all other programs):
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Grand total number of hours worked annually by trained student sustainability educators (all programs):
960

Hours worked annually by trained student sustainability educators per student served by a peer-to-peer program:
2.43

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