Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 73.16
Liaison Ryan Ihrke
Submission Date July 29, 2011
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Green Mountain College
IN-2: Innovation 2

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Amber Garrard
Sustainability Coordinator
Sustainability Office
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A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:

The Green Job Corps (GJC) is an innovative program designed to to educate students about how to apply triple bottom line thinking in an organization while also enhancing campus sustainability in a holistic manner. In 2010, the GJC incorporated 52 campus jobs, including Farmhands, Tour Guides, Resident Assistants, GreenMAP employees, Natural Areas Crew, Recycling Crew and Compost Coordinators. Special management positions are available in some departments for student workers who want to improve their leadership and management skills.

Trainings in 2010-2011 included the following:
•Fall training: 52 students attended 1.5hr workshop to learn about triple bottom line, understand and share how their department promotes it. They also participated in department and cross-department goal setting for 2010-2011.
•Late fall manager meeting: 7 student managers and staff supervisors attended workshop to report on challenges, achievements from the fall semester, and set goals for spring semester.
•GJC student evaluation initiated fall 2010 to assess understanding and application of triple bottom line principles in their positions.
•Spring 2011- Peer Leadership Training session for all student managers, collaborative Earth Week Project, Resume building session for all student managers, End of the Year Celebration

Benefits to students:
•Deeper understanding of sustainability at GMC & how they play a role in enhancing the mission of the college
•Skills in communicating with other departments & cross-departmental collaboration
•Workshops on self-marketing provided by Career Services
For Managers:
•Leadership, project development & management skills
•Additional pay & motivation to excel
•Resume builder

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