Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.20
Liaison Kimberly Williams
Submission Date March 5, 2020

STARS v2.2

George Washington University
EN-7: Employee Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.43 / 3.00 Kimberly Williams
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Office of Sustainability
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Total number of employees:
6,632

Total number of employees served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
1,500

Percentage of employees served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
22.62

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

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

Green Leaders in the Green Office Network Program help to integrate sustainable practices into the daily routines of all other staff in their office. Green Leaders educate their peers about a range of sustainable behaviors, from turning off unused electronics, to printing double-sided, to stocking the office kitchens with reusable dishware. We keep members updated with the latest news, resources, and programs in sustainability on campus.  Our vision is that Green Office Network members will not only help to reduce waste, decrease the university’s carbon footprint and more, but will also serve as messengers of our vision for a sustainable campus community.


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

All staff across the University's three campuses are targets for the program.


Number of trained employee educators (1st program):
20

Number of weeks the employee educators program is active annually (1st program):
52

Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained employee educator (1st program):
1.19

Total number of hours worked annually by trained employee educators (1st program):
62

Website URL where information about the employee educators program is available (1st program) :
Name of the employee educators program (2nd program):
RA Training

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

Resident Advisors serve as a vital peer-to-peer connection between students, support systems, communities, and the university. Whether having coffee with residents trying to settle on a major or trying to find their place at GW or leading programs and initiatives that support residents' interests, RAs each find unique ways to add value to their residents' experiences. The advice, guidance, care, and mentorship RAs provide to other students are what make the RA leadership role among the most impactful. Each year at RA Training, the Office of Sustainability sends a representative to provide training on sustainability ammenities and programs that students can take advantage of in their residence halls, from water bottle fillers, to low flow showers and toilets, as well as programs like GW Compost and the Eco Reps.


A brief description of the employee educators program’s target audience (2nd program):

The RA Training program content reaches the number of students who live in the Residence Halls, which is 7,450.


Number of trained employee educators (2nd program):
142

Number of weeks the employee educators program is active annually (2nd program):
52

Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained employee educator (2nd program):
0.50

Total number of hours worked annually by trained employee educators (2nd program):
27

Website URL where information about the employee educators program is available (2nd program):
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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Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained employee educator (all other programs):
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Total number of hours worked annually by trained employee educators (all other programs):
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Grand total number of hours worked annually by trained employee educators (all programs):
89

Hours worked annually by trained employee sustainability educators per employee served by a peer-to-peer program:
0.01

Website URL where information about the employee sustainability educators programs is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Green leaders for the Green Office Network can expect to spend 10 hours per year in the certification process, and 1 hour per week monitoring their office's sustainability features and engaging with other staff in their office about sustainability-related topics.

The sustainability training at RA training is approximately 1 hour, and takes place at the beginning of the academic year.

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