|Submission Date||Dec. 8, 2015|
EN-8: Staff Professional Development
Does the institution make available training and/or other professional development opportunities in sustainability to all staff at least once per year?:
A brief description of the sustainability trainings and professional development opportunities available to staff :
Our Green Office program certifies faculty and staff office suites based on things like energy use, waste reduction, campus participation, and purchasing decisions. After discussing sustainability in the workplace, we start with a checklist—to let them see where they stand on our point system scale. Then we provide some basic tips on how to make personal and lifestyle choices that are more sustainable, so they can gradually progress up the scale.
Faculty and staff are quickly learning how their day-to-day actions affect not just their offices, but the campus, community and planet. They’re more aware of how they use resources, and see how positive individual choices can add up and make a real, measurable difference.
Presentations have also been made at the opening of school to faculty and staff, and sustainability tours are offered.
The percentage of staff that participated in training and/or other professional development opportunities in sustainability during the previous year:
The website URL where information about staff training opportunities in sustainability is available:
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