Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 56.72
Liaison Christie-Joy Hartman
Submission Date May 12, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

James Madison University
EN-7: Employee Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.61 / 3.00 Christie-Joy Hartman
Executive Director
Office of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability
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Total number of employees (staff + faculty, headcount):
3668

Number of employees served (i.e. directly targeted) by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program (avoid double-counting):
750

Percentage of employees served by a peer-to-peer educator program:
20.45

Name of the employee educators program:
ISNW Conservation Committee

Number of employees served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (headcount):
750

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

Information sheets, such as those related to waste reduction and recycling, are provided to the committee. The committee members communicate this information to their peers primarily through presentations at meetings, email, and bulletin boards. The committee members also review pilot programs or questions with their peers and provide feedback.


A brief description of how the employee educators are selected:

Committee members may be nominated by their division, apply in response to a call for members, request to join, or be asked to join. All building coordinators were invited to join when the committee was originally formed, and many of the current committee are building coordinators.


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

The staff of the Office of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability plan and execute the Conservation Committee meetings in cooperation with JMU faculty and staff members from other units such as Recycling/Waste Management. Training is provided by the relevant areas at these meetings.


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):

Paid employees of the OESS coordinate the committee.


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:
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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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