Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 75.28
Liaison Yumiko Jakobcic
Submission Date March 3, 2023

STARS v2.2

Grand Valley State University
EN-7: Employee Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.96 / 3.00 Yumiko Jakobcic
Campus Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainability Practices
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Total number of employees:
3,121

Total number of employees served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
1,925

Percentage of employees served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
61.68

Name of the employee educators program (1st program):
Campus Sustainability Advisory Council and Carbon Commitment Committee

A brief description of the employee educators program (1st program):
The Campus Sustainability Advisory Council (shifting to the Carbon Commitment Committee) is comprised of faculty and staff members from across campus. The group meets regularly to discuss sustainability initiatives and is responsible for bringing this information, and tips on sustainable best practices, back to their colleagues. Members are official departmental contacts for the Office of Sustainability Practices and they act as advocates in their departments. Presenters join meetings to educate council members on sustainability-related opportunities to share with their colleagues. In the past, we have covered topics such as bee education, research, and protection, hosting zero waste events, and strategies for office waste reduction. We have also worked together to create a "Sustainability Opportunities" brochure to be shared across campus.

A brief description of the employee educators program’s target audience (1st program):
The target audience for the council is campus-wide, but the specific goal is for members to act as an employee educator within their department.

Number of trained employee educators (1st program):
25

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

Total number of hours worked annually by trained employee educators (1st program):
1,300

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

A brief description of the employee educators program (2nd program):
The Greening Your Office program provides guidance on creating and maintaining sustainable office spaces, particularly individual office space and break rooms.

A brief description of the employee educators program’s target audience (2nd program):
The target audience is faculty/staff at GVSU.

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

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):
30

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):
1,330

Hours worked annually by trained employee sustainability educators per employee served by a peer-to-peer program:
0.43

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