Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 51.50
Liaison Elaine Durr
Submission Date Feb. 27, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Elon University
EN-7: Employee Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.21 / 3.00 Kelly Harer
Assistant Director of Sustainability for Education and Outreach
Office of Sustainability
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Total number of employees (staff + faculty, headcount):
1561

Number of employees served (i.e. directly targeted) by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program (avoid double-counting):
107

Percentage of employees served by a peer-to-peer educator program:
6.85

Name of the employee educators program:
Sustainability Leaders Program

Number of employees served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (headcount):
107

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

Leaders use a sustainable workplace assessment tool to guide outreach activities in their office/department. For example, if the assessment tool reveals confusion about proper waste reduction, additional bin signage may be added and this topic discussed at a staff meeting.


A brief description of how the employee educators are selected:

An email advertising the program is sent to all faculty and staff once a semester. Educators then self-select to participate.


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

Participants attend an initial 'Creating a More Sustainable Workplace' lunch session where they learn about sustainability and what the university is doing to address it. They also receive and discuss using a sustainable workplace assessment tool to help them advance sustainability in their office/department. After attending the first session, Sustainability Leaders are invited to a lunch every semester where they hear about sustainability updates related to the university and discuss successes and challenges in promoting sustainability in their office/department.


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):

Leaders have access to a Moodle site, which provides easy access to each other, information about sustainability at the university and additional resources to assist with their sustainability efforts in their offices/department. The Office of Sustainability distributes a newsletter each month for Leaders with themed sustainability tips for at work and at home. Participating leaders are also treated to a lunch once a semester and have the opportunity to share meals with guest speakers hosted by the Office of Sustainability. Sustainability Leaders are eligible to apply for funding, $100 - $1,000, to assist with integrating more sustainable practices into their office/department. Staff in the Office of Sustainability are also available upon request to help them with their efforts.


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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