Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 39.55
Liaison Jaclynn Maahs
Submission Date June 28, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Concordia College - Moorhead
EN-7: Employee Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Samantha Westrate
Sustainability Coordinator
Academic Affairs
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Total number of employees (staff + faculty, headcount):
746

Number of employees served (i.e. directly targeted) by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program (avoid double-counting):
746

Percentage of employees served by a peer-to-peer educator program:
100

Name of the employee educators program:
Green Office Program

Number of employees served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (headcount):
746

A brief description of the program, including examples of peer-to-peer outreach activities:

The Office of Sustainability created the Green Office Program in the fall of 2016. The program includes both faculty and staff. The Green Office Program will help each office on their path to sustainability by equipping offices with sustainability resources and materials, by outlining actions each office can achieve, and acknowledging hard work and success through certifications. Each office appoints a Green Office Representative (GO Rep) to be the main contact person and peer educator within the group. The GO Reps lead the Green Office meetings which include a meeting to go over the certification form and challenge the office to set goals. GO Reps send out monthly emails to their office-mates with sustainability tips to focus on.


A brief description of how the employee educators are selected:

Each office appoints a single person to be the GO Rep. The GO rep then works with the Office of Sustainability to set up their office within the program. The GO Reps receive information on how to be a sustainable office and are also encouraged to do their own research on ideas and initiatives. The GO Reps then pass this material on to educate their office.


A brief description of the formal training that the employee educators receive to prepare them to conduct peer outreach:

GO Reps are encouraged to send all their emails and materials that will be sent to their office, to the Office of Sustainability for verification.


A brief description of the financial and/or administrative support the institution provides to the program (e.g. annual budget and/or paid faculty/staff coordination):

The Office of Sustainability has an annual budget to purchase sustainability supplies and incentives, such as water bottles, coffee mugs, green cleaning kits, recycling bins, and travel mugs. The Office of Sustainability also delegates intern hours to help assist the program and GO Reps.


Name of the employee educators program (2nd program):
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Number of employees served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (headcount) (2nd program):
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A brief description of the program, including examples of peer-to-peer outreach activities (2nd program):
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A brief description of how the employee educators are selected (2nd program):
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A brief description of the formal training that the employee educators receive to prepare them to conduct peer outreach (2nd program):
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A brief description of the financial and/or administrative support the institution provides to the program (e.g. annual budget and/or paid faculty/staff coordination) (2nd program):
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A brief description of all other employee peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education programs, including the number of employees served and how employee educators are selected, trained, and supported by the institution:
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Total number of hours employee educators are engaged in peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education activities annually:
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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