Overall Rating Expired
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Liaison JulieAnne Williamson
Submission Date May 15, 2012
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Georgia Institute of Technology
PAE-15: Employee Sustainability Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Marcia Kinstler
Sustainability Director
Office of Environmental Stewardship
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Total number of people employed by the institution:
7000

Program name (1st program) :
Eco Reps

Number of employees served by the program (1st program):
7000

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

Recycling is present in 115 campus buildings, across all sectors of campus including Administration, Athletics, Auxiliary Services, Laboratories, and Student Affairs. Recycling is present in all student sectors such as residence halls, greek community, athletic facilities, classroom, research labs,dining halls, student center, and library.

http://www.recycle.gatech.edu/recycling_services/Buildings/Buildings.php


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

Recycling education is availabe through the Recycling Education and Awareness Outreach Coordinator. Within each department, adminstrators train employees on how to recycle their paper, printer cartridges, electronics, and batteries. They are also coach on departmental practices on buying green supplies.


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

Recycling Department in Facilities
Office of Environmental Stewardship
Buildings Services in Facilities and in Housing
Landscaping
Energy Conservation Team


The website URL where information about the program is available (1st program):
Program name (2nd program):
Earth Day

Number of employees served by the program (2nd program):
6000

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

70 booths are setup on campus for Earth Day . This year Georgia Tech's Earth Day event was extended by 25%. Each booth provides education and awareness related to sustainability. Multimedia also provides education and awareness both before and after Earth Day and Think Green Week.


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

Green Cleaning training is provided to building services personnel across campus.


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

Georgia Tech is a founding partner of the Billion Dollar Green Challeng2, 2011. Our Foundation made its largest investment ever, to implement our campu sexpansion using LEED criteria in the late 1990's and early 2000's. In 2003, our College of Management building was the 13th building in the US to be LEED certified. Our campus was a renewable energy showcase forthe 1996 Olympic Games and have kept our 324 KW solar PV and solar thermal roof top in operations since that time. We were also early adopters of geothermal in operations in our Print Services building.


The website URL where information about the program is available (2nd program):
Program name(s) (all other programs):
Safe Shipping for biological samples, laboratory safety, fire safety, nutrition programs, Take Back the Night, Campus Safety, etc

Number of employees served by the program(s) (all other programs):
6000

A brief description of how the employee educators are selected (all other programs):

Georgia Tech provides education and awareness of many health and safety topics to employees. Beyond these safety programs, all employees are encouraged to actively participate in programs for their overall health and well being such as sports, daily activities, financial planning, fire safety, planting trees, emjoying music to reduce stress, etc


A brief description of the formal training that the employee educators receive (all other programs):

Georgia Tech provides seminars across campus daily that are open to campus and the community. Please see http://www.stewardship.gatech.edu/events.php

Anyone the least bit interested in energy efficiency, clean energy, climate change, green supply chains, nanomedicine, material science, biology, geology, electric energy, manageing technology, economic development, etc can find many interesting topics being discussed in and out of the classroom every day at Georgia Tech.


A brief description of the staff and/or other financial support the institution provides to the program(s) (all other programs):

At the Georgia Institute of Technology, we welcome a wide variety of intellectual and cultural perspectives. Our commitment to developing and maintaining an open, friendly and productive environment is reflected throughout our campus community. http://www.ohr.gatech.edu/diversity

Georgia Tech provides a variety of work/life balance programs for our employees. http://www.ohr.gatech.edu/worklife

Georgia Tech offers a suite of services designed to help both new and experienced leaders, individuals, or teams reach their full potential.
http://www.ohr.gatech.edu/leadershipdevel


The website URL where information about the program(s) is available (all other programs):

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