Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 58.19
Liaison Emma Blandford
Submission Date March 2, 2021

STARS v2.2

Georgia Institute of Technology
EN-7: Employee Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.18 / 3.00 Anne Rogers
Sustainability Program & Portfolio Manager
Office of Campus Sustainability
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Total number of employees:
10,814

Total number of employees served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
5,000

Percentage of employees served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
46.24

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

A brief description of the employee educators program (1st program):
Georgia Tech’s Work Green is a certification program designed to recognize and celebrate staff and faculty who have taken the lead in promoting sustainable practices in the workplace. The certification process requires staff and faculty to report the sustainable practices used in their office in the areas of energy and water efficiency, waste management, engagement, safe and healthy environments, purchasing, transportation, and innovation. Education is provided to increase the implementation of sustainable practices and a mini-grant program is available to support implementation of changes.

A brief description of the employee educators program’s target audience (1st program):
The program focused on Work Green Champions, staff who are trained through the provision of educational materials and on site consulting from Office of Campus Sustainability staff to educate their peers on sustainability issues. Work Green Champions also have access to a mini-grant program through Work Green to support implementation of projects within their office spaces.

Number of trained employee educators (1st program):
40

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):
0.50

Total number of hours worked annually by trained employee educators (1st program):
1,040

Website URL where information about the employee educators program is available (1st program) :
Name of the employee educators program (2nd program):
Staff Council - Campus Physical Environment Committee

A brief description of the employee educators program (2nd program):
In conjunction with Staff Council, establish clear communication channels for staff to a) offer input and voice concerns regarding the campus physical environment and b) be made aware of current campus amenities and receive updates on ongoing projects. Continue to work with CPSM and Facilities Management to determine feasibility of adding outdoor amenities including bicycle racks, scooter parking areas, and wayfinding.

Committee Details
This committee shall focus on topics that may include but are not limited to: considerations that Georgia Tech is a multi-campus Institute accessibility to campus security and safety of the campus environment
transportation and parking needs to and from each campus and around campus
consideration that Georgia Tech campuses operate on a 24-hour/7 day a week schedule sustainability for each campus to reduce its carbon footprint

A brief description of the employee educators program’s target audience (2nd program):
Staff on the committee are trained through the provision of educational materials and in person events and take that information back with them to share with their departments and peers.

Number of trained employee educators (2nd program):
15

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):
1

Total number of hours worked annually by trained employee educators (2nd program):
3,900

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):
4,940

Hours worked annually by trained employee sustainability educators per employee served by a peer-to-peer program:
0.46

Website URL where information about the employee sustainability educators programs is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
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