Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.33
Liaison James Biesecker
Submission Date Nov. 1, 2022

STARS v2.2

Gettysburg College
EN-7: Employee Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.30 / 3.00 Jim Biesecker
Associate Vice President of Facilities Planning & Management
Facilities Services
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Total number of employees:
747

Total number of employees served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
400

Percentage of employees served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
53.55

Name of the employee educators program (1st program):
Campus Climate Change and Sustainabilty Committee

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

In 2020 the College restructured our Campus Climate Change and Sustainability Committee. The Committee has been in existence since 2007, but received a new charge/direction from President Iuliano. The Committee has 12 members and is co-chaired by an Environmental Studies Faculty and a Senior Director/Administrator from Fiance and Administration. Representatives all College Divisions and students leaders are on the committee.


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

The committee is focused on the entire campus in making sure everyone is aware of the Campus Commitment to Sustainability.

Committee Charge:

• Raising campus awareness of environmental and sustainability issues.
• Coordinating, promoting, and expanding campus recycling programs.
• Coordinating and promoting awareness of individual environmental responsibility.
• Participating in data collection and reporting activities for the STARS Report, which measures institutional progress towards carbon reduction and increased sustainability.
• Providing recommendations to the administration regarding future environmental and sustainability policies.


Number of trained employee educators (1st program):
5

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):
2

Total number of hours worked annually by trained employee educators (1st program):
520

Website URL where information about the employee educators program is available (1st program) :
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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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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):
520

Hours worked annually by trained employee sustainability educators per employee served by a peer-to-peer program:
0.70

Website URL where information about the employee sustainability educators programs is available:
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