Overall Rating Expired
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Liaison Tonie Miyamoto
Submission Date Sept. 12, 2011
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Colorado State University
PAE-15: Employee Sustainability Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Nik Olsen
Assistant Director of Administrative Communications
Office of the President
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Total number of people employed by the institution:
6183

Program name (1st program) :
Superclusters

Number of employees served by the program (1st program):
3090

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

The Superclusters is an innovative venture at CSU that unites diverse departments on campus and empowers them to work together to solve globally pressing needs. Going far beyond encouraging green practices on campus, the Superclusters streamlines university resources directly to teams and groups interested in tacking global challenges in infectious disease, clean energy, and cancer.


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

Emulating solid business practices, each Supercluster, organized to address a specific global need, will appoint a chief scientific officer who oversees University research and academic activities for that area. Together the chief scientific officer and a chief operating officer will jointly focus on forging business alliances and developing new applications and opportunities for the results of that research via the non-for-profit vehicle called CSU Ventures. A technology transfer specialist working for a division of CSU Ventures seeks opportunities for patents, licenses and startups, as well as equity investors. Two additional support staff will facilitate and encourage increased funding respectively from foundations and the federal government.


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

The Supercluster enterprises are divisions of a new not-for-profit entity called Colorado State University Ventures. CSU Ventures is governed by its own board with a CEO whose responsibility is to facilitate the component Supercluster enterprises. The entity is a subsidiary corporation of the existing Colorado State University Research Foundation (CSURF), a private, non-profit foundation that helps fund University research and education efforts.


The website URL where information about the program is available (1st program):
Program name (2nd program):
Green is Gold

Number of employees served by the program (2nd program):
6183

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

The Green is Gold campaign is a campus-wide initiative to save energy and reduce energy costs. Teammates from a location on campus (e.g., a department) work together to implement energy saving measures in their building. Teams are self selected, and team leaders are nominated to liaise closely with the facilities department.


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

Facilities orchestrates seminars and training with each group to focus on area specific ways of greening greening each individual building/department/office. Teams are encouraged to focus on a particular area of resource conservation each month. The goal of the monthly format is to make Green is Gold easier for all staff members to participate by making the challenges more manageable.


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

A monthly winner is named for earning the most points in each month’s category. Monthly winners will receive a prize related to that month's challenge.

Points are earned for new initiatives only; if teams have been practicing an action on the score sheet in the past, or have already counted points for an item in a past Green is Gold competition it is not counted.


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