Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.94
Liaison Tanya Roberts
Submission Date Feb. 7, 2020
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Durham College
EN-7: Employee Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Tanya Roberts
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Management
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Total number of employees (staff + faculty, headcount):
2,056.92

Number of employees served (i.e. directly targeted) by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program (avoid double-counting):
2,056.92

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

Name of the employee educators program:
Green Office Diplomats (formally sustainability ambassadors program)

Number of employees served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (headcount):
2,056.92

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

Green Office Diplomats represent sustainability objectives for their office, ensuring every staff member participates with the Green Office program. Objectives are mainly identified through the campus-wide green office certification program.


A brief description of how the employee educators are selected:

Members are identified as reps for their departments through our Green Office Program

Members since 2019 include:

Melissa Pringle - Corporate and Board Secretary, President's Office
Kristen Horton - Program Assistant, Centre for Professional & Part-time learning
Lorie Blundon - Manager, School of Science and Engineering Technology
Stacy Leaming - Administrative Assistant, School of Media, Art & Design
Yvette Greenall - Aministrative Assistant, Office of Campus Safety
Kayla Jordan - Executive Assistant to the AVP of Human Resources
Michael Cronin - Web Specialist
Leesa McLeish Diaz - Student Success Intake Clerk, Office of Student Diversity, Inclusion & Transitions
Julie Pigeon - Indigenous Coach, First Peoples' Indigenous Centre
Sue Hawkins - Manager, School College Work Initiative & Academic Upgrading
Jillian Fischer - Laboratory Technologist, School of Interdisciplinary Studies
Leslie Morris - Spa Manager, Durham College Spa
Tracey Duncan - Administrative Assistant, School of Justice & Emergency Services
Kelly Hughes - Medical Administrative Clerk, Campus Health Centre
Shelley Irving - Administrative Assistant, Office of Research Services, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Mary Sich-Kristof - Student Advisor/ Field Placement Officer, School of Science and Engineering Technology
Michelle Theophille - Supervisor, Pickering Learning Site (Now Test Centre)
Nicole Burnet - Residence Services Supervisor, Durham College Residence/Conference Centre
Dan Maclnally - Riot Radio Station Manager, DC Students Inc.
Craig Black - Learning Skills Advisor, Student Academic Learning Services
Kim Marycz - Student Support Officer/OSAP Lead, Financial Aid & Awards
Angela Werner - Office Manager, Student Affairs Office
Carol O'Donnell - Career Coach, Career Development
Melanie Maloney - Administrative Coordinator, School of Science and Engineering Technology
Janice Haslett - Administrative Assistant, School of Interdisciplinary Studies
Sue Moore - Manager - Academic Operations, School of Skilled Trades, Apprenticeship and Renewable Technology
Ashley Lyons - Bilingual Administrative Assistant, Durham College Corporate Training Services
Chantelle Harrison - Executive Assistant to the CAO and the VP Admin & CFO, Administration – DC
Julie Hunt - Executive Assistant to the AVP, Information Technology, Office of AVP Information Technology
Sarah Brathwaite - Records Manager, Administration – DC
Beth Smith - Executive Assistant, Facilities & Ancillary
Laura Cain - Reception & Intake Coordinator, Access and Support Centre - DC


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

Background documentation is shared to all diplomats to allow them to run the programs through their offices independently


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 Sustainability Coordinator is the Chair of the Green Office task force/committee


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:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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