Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.91
Liaison Elizabeth Swiman
Submission Date Dec. 19, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Florida State University
EN-7: Employee Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
0.79 / 3.00 Jamie Valentine
Partnerships Coordinator
Sustainable Campus
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Total number of employees (staff + faculty, headcount):
7,819

Number of employees served (i.e. directly targeted) by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program (avoid double-counting):
2,059

Percentage of employees served by a peer-to-peer educator program:
26.33

Name of the employee educators program:
Green Office Certification

Number of employees served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (headcount):
1,984

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

The Green Office Certification program seeks to align campus operations with sustainable practices by providing a framework for implementing sustainable practices into the work environment. The Green Office Certification Program assists faculty and staff assess their current office practices and make simple steps toward becoming more sustainable. Departments and offices across the university set goals and implement green practices in areas including: energy conservation, waste reduction, recycling, transportation, IT, and purchasing.

To participate, offices are fill out the Green Office Certification checklist, earning points for sustainable behavior. Office select initiatives they will implement and work to incorporate these practices into work culture. Offices are giving a rating of Green, Garnet, or Gold and display their certification status on their front office door. By completing items provided on the certification checklist, certified offices will contribute to the mission of the Sustainable Campus Initiative by promoting resource conservation and cost savings at FSU and within the campus community.


A brief description of how the employee educators are selected:

Participation in the Green Office Certification Program is completely voluntary. Offices expressing interest in participating appoint a Green Office Liaison who maintains regular communication with the Green Office Certification Coordinator. This person will develop a timeline and action plan with the coordinator to incorporate sustainable behavior into office practices. The employee educator serves as the link between the Certification Coordinator and the entire office staff.


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

Green Office Liaisons collaborate with the Green Office Certification coordinator to review the department submission. Liaisons receive on-going support and education from the coordinator through Green Tip of the Month emails and events. Liaisons are encouraged to share all sustainability information with their colleagues.


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 Green Office Certification Program is supported through the Sustainable Campus budget.


Name of the employee educators program (2nd program):
Green Dot

Number of employees served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (headcount) (2nd program):
75

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

Green Dot is a bystander intervention initiative that recognizes that most people care about the high prevalence of power based personal violence but don’t have the tools to know how to be part of the solution. Green Dot seeks to change the culture by activating people that may not have been directly impacted by power based personal violence. We recognize that power based personal violence prevention is everyone’s responsibility. The initiative uses the concept of Green Dots (actions taken to eliminate/prevent Red Dots) displacing Red Dots (potential/real acts of violence). Actions can be reactive-responding to a Red Dot in the moment, or proactive- preemptively demonstrating a Green Dot. The peer-to-peer program encourages participants to spread awareness and create a culture change. After Green Dot training, employees display a Green Dot on their nametag, educate others on how to notice and intervene in unhealthy situations, and serve as a reminder to the campus community about the importance of healthy discourse and interactions for a sustainable campus. This program correlates to the UN SDGs in the areas of gender equality, reduced inequalities, and peace and justice, recognizing that sustainable communities require all members to feel safe and empowered.


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

Employees self-select into the program with support from their supervisor and department.


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

Attendees learn about types or power-based personal violence, how to spot such an interaction, how to intervene in an unhealthy situation, and how to teach others advocate for others in power-based violent situations. By creating more Green Dot educators, FSU is creating a web of support across the University, making a stand against power-based personal violence.


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):

Green Dot (training and staff support) is supported by a grant administered through the Center for Health and Wellness.


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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