Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 55.33
Liaison Kristy Howell
Submission Date Feb. 15, 2022

STARS v2.2

Johnson County Community College
EN-7: Employee Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.79 / 3.00 Kristy Wittman Howell
Sustainability Education and Engagement Coordinator
Center for Sustainability
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Total number of employees:
2,301

Total number of employees served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
610

Percentage of employees served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
26.51

Name of the employee educators program (1st program):
e3 Sustainable Office Program

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

The e3 Sustainable Office Challenge is organized around a checklist of sustainability initiatives for individual offices to complete. Initiatives are separated into 6 focus areas and assigned a point value. The goal is simple: earn as many points as you can by completing additional items on the e3 checklist. Headings include: Energy Efficiency, Recycling and Waste Reduction, Purchasing, Events and Meetings, Transportation, and Engagement.


A brief description of the employee educators program’s target audience (1st program):

Employee educators - members of the Center for Sustainability Staff - promote the E3 program during new staff orientation, then conduct an initial assessment with employees and serve as coaches who check in with groups on their changes, progress, and questions. After the initial evaluation, which takes an hour-plus, time commitment on upkeep is limited, until groups have staffing changes or choose to make bigger changes.


Number of trained employee educators (1st program):
3

Number of weeks the employee educators program is active annually (1st program):
50

Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained employee educator (1st program):
1

Total number of hours worked annually by trained employee educators (1st program):
150

Website URL where information about the employee educators program is available (1st program) :
Name of the employee educators program (2nd program):
Teambuilding Walking Tours

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

Center for Sustainability staff offer sustainability-related walking tours of campus as teambuilding opportunities for staffing units across campus. Beyond introducing participants to sustainable practices, our topics focus on how staff members can get their units more actively involved in campus sustainability, what they see as missing components of our campus sustainability work, and the Center can improve its offerings for staff. Center staff follow up with group leaders (either supervisors or the unit's staff member who requested the tour) to ensure they share the lessons learned and to answer any questions they have.


A brief description of the employee educators program’s target audience (2nd program):

Center for Sustainability staff promote walking tours during new staff orientation and reach out to continue the conversation and schedule tours at the new employee's request. Center staff work with campus units to plan a walking tour that's accessible and helpful for all employees.


Number of trained employee educators (2nd program):
3

Number of weeks the employee educators program is active annually (2nd program):
50

Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained employee educator (2nd program):
1

Total number of hours worked annually by trained employee educators (2nd program):
9

Website URL where information about the employee educators program is available (2nd program):
A brief description of all other employee peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education programs:
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Number of trained employee educators (all other programs):
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Number of weeks, on average, the employee educators programs are active annually (all other programs):
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Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained employee educator (all other programs):
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Total number of hours worked annually by trained employee educators (all other programs):
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Grand total number of hours worked annually by trained employee educators (all programs):
159

Hours worked annually by trained employee sustainability educators per employee served by a peer-to-peer program:
0.07

Website URL where information about the employee sustainability educators programs is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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