Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 46.50
Liaison Kathleen Crawford
Submission Date July 28, 2011
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STARS v1.0

Florida Gulf Coast University
ER-1: Student Sustainability Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 5.00 / 5.00 Kathleen Crawford
Sustainability Coordinator
Environmental Health & Safety
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Total number of degree-seeking students enrolled at the institution:
12,047

Program name (1st program):
Green Team

Number of students served by the program (1st program):
3,292

A brief description of how the student educators are selected (1st program):

The Green Team is a committee within the Office of Housing and Residence Life that promotes sustainability in both housing and the Florida Gulf Coast University at large. Green Team consists of students, faculty and staff who have an interest in “green” initiatives, collaborating to create policies, events and promotional material with the intention of informing the campus community about local and global ecological concerns. Each year, the Green team hosts a
number of events, including: Green Eagle Festival, LIGHTS OUT for Earth Hour, and a variety of service learning projects.


A brief description of the formal training that the student educators receive (1st program):

A Resident Director is appointed as chairperson of the Green Team Committee. The committee then decides what initiatives to focus on in instructing residents. Education occurs through formal and informal channels, from informational flyers to group events.


A brief description of the staff and/or other financial support the institution provides to the program (1st program):

The Housing Green Team is a housing initiative to share sustainability concepts. A Resident Director is given a collateral assignment to lead the sustainability members of the Green Team which consists of students, staff and sometimes faculty. Student members are not appointed, but merely volunteer to participate. All who express interest are welcome, as there not have a cap for the number of our committee members. All events are paid for out of the housing budgets. Any collaboration with other organizations and departments is requested as necessary.


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Program name (2nd program):
Director of Environmental Initiatives, Student Government Executive Branch

Number of students served by the program (2nd program):
12,047

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

The Student Government Director of Environmental Initiatives position is hired by the Student Government Executive Branch.


A brief description of the formal training that the student educators receive (2nd program):

The student hired as the Director of Environmental Initiatives is expected to have a sustainability related major. In addition to their coursework, they work closely with Environmental Health & Safety’s Sustainability Coordinator and have a seat on the University’s Planning and Budget Council Environmental Sustainability Committee. Additional training comes from opportunities such as the Sierra Student Coalition's in-person comprehensive training for college-aged youth (Sprogs) and conferences such as Power Shift.


A brief description of the staff and/or other financial support the institution provides to the program (2nd program):

Student Government has requested that the Environmenatl HEalth & Safety Sustainability Coordinator mentor this position. This position is pays a stipend of $2500.00. Student government allocates over $10,000.00 per year for various outreach events including Earth Day, Active Lifestyles for Healthy Adults (ALOHA) Week, Recyclemania, and speakers such as Julia Butterfly Hill and Fabien Cousteau.


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