Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Tonie Miyamoto
Submission Date Sept. 12, 2011
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Colorado State University
ER-1: Student Sustainability Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Tonie Miyamoto
Director of Communications and Sustainability
Housing and Dining Services
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Total number of degree-seeking students enrolled at the institution:
26300

Program name (1st program):
FortZED Rangers

Number of students served by the program (1st program):
21100

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

The FortZED Rangers are CSU students dedicated to sustainability and tasked with educating students in
off-campus housing with easy ways to reduce energy use and go green.

FortZED is part of a larger community effort in Fort Collins to become a zero energy district.


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

Rangers are trained by Fort Zed representatives on how to approach students who live off campus and inform them about local sustainability efforts, the FortZED project, and how to green their apartment or house.


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

The FortZED Rangers are coordinated with the help of the Student Sustainability Center and the Fort Collins-wide FortZED project.


The website URL for 1st Program:
Program name (2nd program):
Eco Leaders

Number of students served by the program (2nd program):
5200

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

Housing & Dining Services (HDS) hires one student representative from each residence hall to serve as a peer educator for 3-5 hours per week for an academic year. They attend a weekly meeting to plan and discuss projects, meet key staff members, learn about university procedures and sustainability issues, and reflect on past activities.

Through a training manual, meetings, and field trips, Eco-Leaders learn about a variety of sustainability issues. They then work to bring those messages back to their peers in the residence halls in a variety of formats, and to create collaborative relationships with others.
They assist with RecycleMania, Green Warrior, annual waste sort, Earth Week, Leave It Behind, and other related sustainability events and campaigns.


A brief description of the formal training that the student educators receive (2nd program):

EcoReps receive training throughout the year on topics such as effective communication, leadership, community-based social marketing, team building, social justice and diversity, and environmental issues. They attend a mid-year retreat to reflect on past semester’s work and plan for the upcoming semester.


A brief description of the staff and/or other financial support the institution provides to the program (2nd program):

Eco-Leaders sign a contract outlining expectations, and receive a $1,600 reimbursement on their housing costs for the academic year ($800 per semester).


The website URL for 2nd program:
Program name (3rd program):
Student Sustinability Center

Number of students served by the program (3rd program):
2500

A brief description of how the student educators are selected (3rd program):

The Student Sustainability Center’s (SSC) mission is to empower students to advance sustainability principles
and practices at Colorado State University and beyond. Through innovation and collaboration with the campus
community, they work to raise awareness about opportunities for positive environmental impact and lead
projects to achieve personal and institutional sustainability.


A brief description of the formal training that the student educators receive (3rd program):

The Center trains student volunteers to carry out projects and events on and off campus which educate the larger
CSU community about sustainability-related opportunities.


A brief description of the staff and/or other financial support the institution provides to the program (3rd program):

The Center is funded by the School of Global and Environmental Sustainability which allocates funding, faculty
and administrative support for the program.


The website URL for 3rd program:
Program name (All other programs):
Green Warriors and the Pulliam Environmental Leadership and Scholars Program

Number of students served by the program (All other programs):
1500

A brief description of how the student educators are selected (All other programs):

The Green Warriors are exceptional students dedicated to implementing sustainability in their lives and the lives of others. Students report on outreach activities and are given resources to connect other student organizations on campus including; the Live Green Team/Community, the Environmental Action Collective, Front Range Student Ecology Symposium, Range Ecology Club, Student Association of Fire Ecology, The Wildlife Society, Environmental Learning Center (ELC), and the SusDev (Sustainable Development) Garden.
http://www.green.colostate.edu/greenwarrior/

The D.R. and Ginny Pulliam Scholars program is for students who are interested in becoming a leader in teaching others about the natural environment - at CSU and beyond. It provides students with an opportunity to learn about and apply skills in environmental education and leadership in a small discussion-based classroom environment.
http://www.today.colostate.edu/story.aspx?id=5342


A brief description of the formal training that the student educators receive (All other programs):

Warriors are trained through Housing and Dining Services.
Pulliam Scholars are trained by CSU faculty in the classroom and through hands on experiences with natural resource education.


A brief description of the staff and/or other financial support the institution provides to the program (All other programs):

Both programs are supported by university budgets and faculty. The Pulliam Scholars is able to offer stipends directly to students for summer training/courses.


The website URL for all other programs:
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