Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 71.47
Liaison Ian Johnson
Submission Date March 5, 2021

STARS v2.2

Colorado College
EN-7: Employee Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.59 / 3.00 Ian Johnson
Sustainability Director
Office of Sustainability
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Total number of employees:
1,106

Total number of employees served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
802

Percentage of employees served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
72.51

Name of the employee educators program (1st program):
Excel@CC Sustainability Certificate

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

The Excel@CC Sustainability Certificate is awarded to staff who complete Sustainability 101 PLUS four other sustainability-themed workshops offered throughout the academic year. Excel@CC is a peer-to-peer employee educator’s program for staff at Colorado College. In the program, employees in the Office of Sustainability train employees on various focus topics. Those employees are then asked to share the information they've formally gained through the program with peers in their individual offices. Sustainability is one of the focus topics offered through Excel@CC and the CC Office of Sustainability Director is the primary educator and leader for this part of the program. Additionally, the Office of Sustainability paraprofessional and at least one office intern are also identified as employee educators for the sustainability certificate available through the Excel@CC professional development program. The college's Sustainability Director, Sustainability paraprofessional, and intern(s) total three certified peer-employee educators (as reported). Other workshop themes included in the Sustainability certificate include Colorado Springs Water 101, Carbon Offsets and RECs, Ecotourism and Sustainable Travel, as well as site visits to the Material Recovery Facility where recycling is sorted to educate more fully on what is recyclable and how to properly divert trash, a tour of the college's net-zero energy/carbon library, and more.


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

Target audience is all staff and faculty at CC, educated by their fellow employees. The goal of the peer educators is to make faculty and staff more fully aware of the goals and efforts at the College as they pertain to sustainability so they can contribute from their unique roles at the college.


Number of trained employee educators (1st program):
3

Number of weeks the employee educators program is active annually (1st program):
12

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

Total number of hours worked annually by trained employee educators (1st program):
288

Website URL where information about the employee educators program is available (1st program) :
Name of the employee educators program (2nd program):
Sustainability Council

A brief description of the employee educators program (2nd program):

The Campus Sustainability Council (CSC) is made up of staff, faculty, students, and community representatives. The council meets once a month to discuss issues regarding sustainability and educate each other about sustainability efforts on campus. The main goal of the CSC is to keep sustainability on the forefront of both the college's and the greater Colorado Springs area's missions and to act as an advisory body to the President of the college. This is often accomplished through sustainability focused presentations given by students, staff, faculty, and community members on current state of those efforts. Faculty also work with other faculty/staff on campus to educate their peers on how they can contribute to sustainability initiatives on campus.


A brief description of the employee educators program’s target audience (2nd program):

The target audience is students, staff, and faculty on campus and engaged community members


Number of trained employee educators (2nd program):
58

Number of weeks the employee educators program is active annually (2nd program):
32

Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained employee educator (2nd program):
0.38

Total number of hours worked annually by trained employee educators (2nd program):
696

Website URL where information about the employee educators program is available (2nd program):
A brief description of all other employee peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education programs:

CC Connect is an onboarding program for all new CC employees intended to familiarize new employees with the various offices and their functions as well as the goals and efforts of the institution at a summary level. One part of the onboarding process is focused on familiarizing new employees with sustainability goals and efforts at Colorado College so they can support the college's efforts in their own offices and through their work.


Number of trained employee educators (all other programs):
1

Number of weeks, on average, the employee educators programs are active annually (all other programs):
4

Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained employee educator (all other programs):
1

Total number of hours worked annually by trained employee educators (all other programs):
4

Grand total number of hours worked annually by trained employee educators (all programs):
988

Hours worked annually by trained employee sustainability educators per employee served by a peer-to-peer program:
0.89

Website URL where information about the employee sustainability educators programs is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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