Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 63.54
Liaison Meghan Wrenn
Submission Date Aug. 8, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Endicott College
EN-7: Employee Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Meghan Wrenn
Sustainability Coordinator
Sustainability
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Total number of employees (staff + faculty, headcount):
1,004

Number of employees served (i.e. directly targeted) by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program (avoid double-counting):
1,004

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

Name of the employee educators program:
Endicott College Community Meeting

Number of employees served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (headcount):
1,004

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

The All-College Community Meeting provides educational presentations from various staff and departments on campus for all staff and faculty to learn about and be informed about specific initiatives and programs that they can participate in. Sustainability is a topic that is focused on and educational engagement is included and provided directly for all staff and faculty on campus. This program also provides and opportunity for departments to take what they learn and implement more direct sustainability initiatives across campus i.e. green office initiatives, green IT initiatives, energy programs, health and well-being programs.


A brief description of how the employee educators are selected:

Employee educators are selected based on interest and direct involvement in sustainability programs on campus.


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

The chosen members are proficient in their campus roles and each provide unique insight for educating additional staff and faculty. The Office of Sustainability interacts directly with individuals to educate and provide formal training and information on programs to be shared.


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 monthly Community Meetings are supported and organized through the President's Office with direct support from leadership on campus.


Name of the employee educators program (2nd program):
Campus Sustainability Committee

Number of employees served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (headcount) (2nd program):
1,004

A brief description of the program, including examples of peer-to-peer outreach activities (2nd program):

The Committee on Campus Sustainability helps to advance, prioritize, and evaluate Endicott's sustainability initiatives. The Committee meets quarterly to discuss progress and goals as they relate to campus sustainability. Formal education is provided by the Office of Sustainability at meetings for individual members to directly educate their departments on campus and act as a liaison between staff/faculty and the Office of Sustainability. Ultimately, the group is provided information and tools to directly serve the faculty and staff in their respective schools/departments.


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

Committee members are appointed by the President's Council and come from a variety of schools and departments.


A brief description of the formal training that the employee educators receive to prepare them to conduct peer outreach (2nd program):

Formal training and materials are provided in the committee meetings and communicated by the Office of Sustainability.


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):

The Committee is chosen by the President's Council which indicates a high level of administrative support. The Office of Sustainability provides financial support for some initiatives, while others are funded by other offices or the College.


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:

The Office of Sustainability holds a yearly training for RA and RD staff on recycling and sustainability. RA's and RD's communicate subject matter to their students throughout the year.

Custodians and Housekeepers (numbering about 45 employees) undergo an annual waste training to learn how to properly sort waste and recycling, which has been a combined effort by Physical Plant, the Office of Sustainability, and the College's waste hauler.

Compost and waste training for dining services staff.

HR Benefits and Wellness Fair with educational information from departments across campus for staff/faculty. Direct educational experiences and formal training for staff to understand College offerings i.e. staff has provided information and trained staff and faculty how to make green cleaning products and why to use in offices across campus.


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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