Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 37.54
Liaison Krista Bailey
Submission Date Dec. 17, 2020
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STARS v2.1

Indiana University South Bend
EN-7: Employee Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.37 / 3.00 Krista Bailey
Director: Center for a Sustainable Future
Sustainability Studies
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Total number of employees (staff + faculty, headcount):
1,277

Number of employees served (i.e. directly targeted) by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program (avoid double-counting):
156

Percentage of employees served by a peer-to-peer educator program:
12.22

Name of the employee educators program:
Working Sustainably at IU South Bend

Number of employees served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (headcount):
156

A brief description of the program, including examples of peer-to-peer outreach activities:

During staff HR training, lead administrative assistants were trained as trainers about how to reduce waste and recycle properly on campus. This included information about recycling, but focused on waste reduction: turning off lights, unplugging electronic items, and minimizing food waste. Attendees were given basic information about the issue and available resources, and asked to brainstorm in small groups about what they needed to reduce and how it could be done. Attendees were then charged with taking the information back to their units to implement through ongoing dialogue and education.


A brief description of how the employee educators are selected:

HR administrators identified administrative assistants who had purchasing authority in their units for a day long training. This session was a one hour portion of that day.
Two different sessions were held during the academic year with two groups of staff attending.


A brief description of the formal training that the employee educators receive to prepare them to conduct peer outreach:

After small groups reported out on what they had identified as issues and how to address them, the entire group discussed how to best communicate these ideas. The facilitator from the Center for a Sustainable Future mediated and guided this conversation by sharing best practices and doing a few short roleplaying scenarios.


A brief description of the financial and/or administrative support the institution provides to the program (e.g. annual budget and/or paid faculty/staff coordination):

The Director of the Center for a Sustainable Future is a Lecturer in Sustainability Studies with a one course release to serve in this position. Part of those duties included these workshops.


Name of the employee educators program (2nd program):
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Number of employees served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (headcount) (2nd program):
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A brief description of the program, including examples of peer-to-peer outreach activities (2nd program):
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A brief description of how the employee educators are selected (2nd program):
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A brief description of the formal training that the employee educators receive to prepare them to conduct peer outreach (2nd program):
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A brief description of the financial and/or administrative support the institution provides to the program (e.g. annual budget and/or paid faculty/staff coordination) (2nd program):
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A brief description of all other employee peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education programs, including the number of employees served and how employee educators are selected, trained, and supported by the institution:
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Total number of hours employee educators are engaged in peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education activities annually:
468

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Data for this credit was retrieved from the of the Center for a Sustainable Future.

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