Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.05
Liaison Greg Lischke
Submission Date Nov. 20, 2013
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Ithaca College
PAE-15: Employee Sustainability Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.82 / 5.00 Marian Brown
Special Assistant to the Provost
Office of the Provost
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Total number of people employed by the institution:
1,834

Program name (1st program) :
Peggy R Williams Center "Green Team"

Number of employees served by the program (1st program):
150

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

Staff in the Peggy R. Williams Center with an interest in peer-to-peer sustainability education self-identified themselves. Members of the "green team" represent most of the administrative units housed in that building.


A brief description of the formal training that the employee educators receive (1st program):

"Green Team" leaders become conversant in the tips for maintaining more sustainable practices in general as outlined in the REMP "Green Office Guide", but also in the sustainability practices unique to the Peggy R Williams Center, the College's second LEED Platinum-certified building.


A brief description of the staff and/or other financial support the institution provides to the program (1st program):

Ithaca College freely makes available the informational resources and consulting services of the Sustainability at Ithaca program, the Resource and Environmental Management Program interns, the Sustainability Programs Coordinator in Facilities, the campus Energy Manager, and the dining services sustainability interns. In addition, the Sustainability at Ithaca has provided some direct funding support for Green Team training sessions.


The website URL where information about the program is available (1st program):
Program name (2nd program):
Green Office program

Number of employees served by the program (2nd program):
35

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

We have offered "rounds" of the Green Office Program, in which participates seek to improve their personal "green" standing - and by engaging a majority of their colleagues in their office, gaining a Green Office certificate. Participants complete an online survey detailing their sustainable behaviors and are rated on an objective scale, earning "participating", "silver", "gold", or "Platinum" status. One office has so far earned the Green Office designation by having more than 50% of their staff participating.


A brief description of the formal training that the employee educators receive (2nd program):

The survey is based upon the regular outreach education given to employees, as covered in the Green Office Guide and other outreach activities (Intercom notices to turn off computing equipment for holiday breaks, as well as signup notices for alternative transportation programs, etc).


A brief description of the financial or other support the institution provides to the program (2nd program):

No financial rewards are given, but each participant who completes the survey receives a certificate with the appropriate color seal (blue for participating, bronze, silver, gold) based upon earned points as well as a letter of appreciation copied to their boss, and an Intercom electronic message board "kudo" post that is publicly viewable.


The website URL where information about the program is available (2nd program):
Program name(s) (all other programs):
Energy Audits

Number of employees served by the program(s) (all other programs):
850

A brief description of how the employee educators are selected (all other programs):

The Energy Manager conducted after-hours audits of all staff and faculty offices to check for instances of computing and office equipment being properly turned off at the end of the workday. (The total number of offices audited is estimated)


A brief description of the formal training that the employee educators receive (all other programs):

In the event that equipment was left on, the Energy Manager left a note detailing the instance and requesting cooperation in future. The Green Office Guide is issued to all employees and is available online. In addition, the Office of Information Technology Services offers information about turning off computing equipment after hours and setting energy settings on computing equipment to conserve energy.


A brief description of the staff and/or other financial support the institution provides to the program(s) (all other programs):

No financial support is given for this program, just recognition.


The website URL where information about the program(s) is available (all other programs):

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