Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.43
Liaison Jim Simon
Submission Date Sept. 23, 2020

STARS v2.2

Gonzaga University
EN-7: Employee Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.70 / 3.00 Jim Simon
Director of Sustainability
Sustainability
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Total number of employees:
1,615

Total number of employees served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
217

Percentage of employees served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
13.44

Name of the employee educators program (1st program):
Employee Sustainability Ambassador Program

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

Employees develop their leadership skills through the lens of sustainability. Participants are learning effective leadership techniques for leading small groups, completing individual projects, and advocating for change within their individual departments within the university.


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

The target audience of this program is the non-academic staff and interested faculty within the offices and departments of Gonzaga University. Employee ambassadors work to share different sustainability-related information and practices, directly or indirectly, to their co-workers, to encourage a more sustainability-focused office environment.


Number of trained employee educators (1st program):
11

Number of weeks the employee educators program is active annually (1st program):
16

Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained employee educator (1st program):
3

Total number of hours worked annually by trained employee educators (1st program):
196

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

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

The Cataldo Project conducts workshops, seminars, and other programs to develop deeper environmental and sustainability knowledge and skills of faculty, as well as to assist them in revising their courses to include sustainability concepts. Students enrolled in these courses receive broad, continuing and repeated exposure to sustainability concepts throughout their academic experience that is directly related to the quality of content received in the program. The Cataldo Project facilitates the process of faculty development by providing financial and intellectual support, as well as access to resources, information, and environmental experts.

The workshop is administered by the Gonzaga University Faculty Fellow for Sustainability, who works with former workshop participants and other university faculty and staff, to educate their peers on incorporating sustainability into their curriculum.


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

The target audience has been the academic faculty of Gonzaga University, however the Cataldo Project workshop is becoming open to other university faculty as an AASHE Center for Sustainability Across the Curriculum.


Number of trained employee educators (2nd program):
4

Number of weeks the employee educators program is active annually (2nd program):
1

Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained employee educator (2nd program):
6

Total number of hours worked annually by trained employee educators (2nd program):
24

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):
220

Hours worked annually by trained employee sustainability educators per employee served by a peer-to-peer program:
0.14

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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