Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 55.87
Liaison Ian Johnson
Submission Date July 29, 2014
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STARS v2.0

Colorado College
EN-1: Student Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Ian Johnson
Sustainability Director
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution coordinate one or more ongoing student, peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education programs that meet the criteria for this credit?:
Yes

Number of degree-seeking students enrolled at the institution:
2,044

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

Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (1st program):
2,044

A brief description of the program, including examples of peer-to-peer outreach activities (1st program):

The Colorado College ECO-Rep program, supported by the Sustainability Office, promotes peer-to-peer education to foster sustainable living practices on and off campus. All residential areas, including large residence halls, apartments, smaller campus houses and off-campus areas are served by one or more student ECO-Reps. Selected ECO-Reps educate locally in their respective residential spaces, through formal and informal programming, marketing materials, and events. In addition, ECO-Reps implement conservation measures in their residential areas. Examples of activities include monitoring and reporting on energy and water use, identifying opportunities to minimize paper waste, coordinating CFL lightbulb exchanges, and supporting material reuse & recycling. ECO-Reps also participate collectively in campus-wide initiatives such as Recyclemania and Campus Conservation Nationals. Stipends for ECO-Reps are $400 per year, with additional funds available to support programming. While the ECO-Rep program was not in place during the 2013-2014 school year, it has been in effect for almost ten years and is currently being reworked and rebooted for 2014-2015.


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

The Sustainability Office accepts applications for the ECO-Reps program on an annual basis.


A brief description of the formal training that the student educators receive (1st program):

ECO-Reps are trained by Sustainability Office staff and are provided with a published guide for peer-to-peer education.


A brief description of the financial or other support the institution provides to the program (1st program):

The ECO-Reps program at Colorado College is stipend based, with an budget of $2400 per semester. Educators are also provided with funding for programming needs and materials.


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Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (2nd program):
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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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Name(s) of the student educator program(s) (all other programs):
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Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by all other student educator programs:
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Total number of hours student educators are engaged in peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education activities annually:
1,144

The website URL for the peer-to-peer student outreach and education program(s):

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