Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 56.54
Liaison Elaine Durr
Submission Date Feb. 19, 2020

STARS v2.2

Elon University
EN-7: Employee Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.68 / 3.00 Kelly Harer
Assistant Director of Sustainability for Education and Outreach
Office of Sustainability
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Total number of employees:
1,631

Total number of employees served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
196

Percentage of employees served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
12.02

Name of the employee educators program (1st program):
Sustainability Leaders Program

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

Leaders are trained through a one-hour session that includes information about what Elon is doing to be sustainable and discusses how individual offices/departments can help support Elon's sustainability efforts. 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. Leaders are key to sharing information from the Office of Sustainability, and have helped their offices by doing things like posting waste signage or informing colleagues about new programs such as thin plastics recycling.
Ongoing support is provided to Leaders through a Sustainability Leaders Lunch held each semester. These provide an opportunity to network and share sustainability ideas. They also provide an opportunity to discuss how the Office of Sustainability can further support Sustainability Leaders and for the Office to provide updates on sustainability initiatives on campus. The topic for each lunch is determined based on current needs and events as well as Leader feedback. The Office also distributes a monthly Newsletter via email to Leaders about new and upcoming programs and events. In addition, the Leaders have a listserv and Moodle site for communication between in-person meetings.
Leaders are eligible to apply for the Sustainability Leaders Mini Grant Program. This program provides $100 – $1,000 in one-time funding to support small projects which promote sustainable practices within departments/offices, such as purchasing reusable utensils for a shared kitchen space.


A brief description of the employee educators program’s target audience (1st program):

Any faculty or staff member is eligible to become a Sustainability Leader. Sustainability Leaders are asked to share what they learn in the program with their office/department colleagues and to encourage sustainable workplace behaviors.


Number of trained employee educators (1st program):
83

Number of weeks the employee educators program is active annually (1st program):
30

Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained employee educator (1st program):
0.08

Total number of hours worked annually by trained employee educators (1st program):
207

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A brief description of all other employee peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education programs:
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Number of trained employee educators (all other programs):
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Number of weeks, on average, the employee educators programs are active annually (all other programs):
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Grand total number of hours worked annually by trained employee educators (all programs):
207

Hours worked annually by trained employee sustainability educators per employee served by a peer-to-peer program:
0.13

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