Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 51.14
Liaison Greg Lischke
Submission Date Dec. 7, 2016
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Ithaca College
EN-1: Student Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Zachary Luckin
REMP Intern
OESM
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Number of students enrolled for credit (headcount):
6769

Total number of students enrolled for credit that are served (i.e. directly targeted) by a student peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program (avoid double-counting to the extent feasible):
6769

Percentage of students served by a peer-to-peer educator program:
100

Name of the student educators program:
Eco-Reps

Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (headcount):
6769

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

Eco Reps meet once a week and at each meeting they are introduced to a new environmental topic. They help plan activities on campus and brainstorm actions to be taken in the residence halls each semester. Eco Reps are also trained to be CRT crew members (Compost, Recycling, Trash) in our campus food court and at other special events throughout the year. The CRT crews wear a name badge and "guard" the trash receptacles while encouraging students to sort through their waste and compost as carefully as possible. Through proper signage and educational explanations, we reduce the amount of waste going to landfills and increase the amount going to recycle and compost bins, as well as posting quarterly news letters in all bathrooms with tips on how to be more sustainable.


A brief description of how the student educators are selected:

The director of Energy Management and Sustainability posted the job description onto the student employment website, directing interested students to send the Eco Reps Program Manager their resumes and cover letters. He then chose individuals who had the best credentials as well as looked for a diversity in years and majors.


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

There was no formal training. The Eco Reps and the Program Manager started meeting and immediately working in different groups on projects. Next year, the Program Manager plans to take half an hour for the three consecutive meetings after the first meeting to talk about the mindset of sustainability rather than just individual projects.


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

The Director and Sustainability Coordinator provide guidance and direction to the REMP intern and Eco-Rep employees. The Office of Energy Management and Sustainability is responsible for REMP and Eco-Reps, and provides financial support for them both including event costs, marketing, leadership and training opportunities, paying student employee wages, and other costs. The Office of Facilities provides additional staff support as requested, including composting, recycling, surplus material handling, and other related activities.


Name of the student educators program (2nd program):
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Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (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 student educators are selected (2nd program):
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A brief description of the formal training that the student 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 faculty/staff coordination) (2nd program):
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Name of the student educators program (3rd program):
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Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (3rd program):
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A brief description of the program, including examples of peer-to-peer outreach activities (3rd program):
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A brief description of how the student educators are selected (3rd program):
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A brief description of the formal training that the student educators receive to prepare them to conduct peer outreach (3rd 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 faculty/staff coordination) (3rd program):
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A brief description of all other student peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education programs, including the number of students served and how student educators are selected, trained, and supported by the institution:
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Total number of hours student educators are engaged in peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education activities annually (all programs):
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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