Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 78.07
Liaison Cary Gaunt
Submission Date March 4, 2021

STARS v2.2

Keene State College
EN-7: Employee Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.74 / 3.00 Caitlin Holden
Sustainability Engagement Coordinator
Sustainability
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Total number of employees:
776

Total number of employees served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
776

Percentage of employees served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
100

Name of the employee educators program (1st program):
Climate Action Leaders

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

Climate Action Leaders are faculty and staff peer-to-peer sustainability educators that work with the Keene State College Office of Sustainability to further KSC’s sustainability goals. At the beginning of each academic semester, the Office of Sustainability hosts a joint Climate Action Leaders/Eco-Reps/ROCKS kick-off meeting. This is a comprehensive onboarding that includes critical information about KSC’s sustainability goals, processes and programs. The training includes: information about the sustainability work that KSC is doing, KSC’s Sustainability Goals, the ‘Green Programs’ that the KSC Office of Sustainability manages and that Climate Action Leaders will facilitate with their constituency groups, communication and behavior change techniques, and a Campus Sustainability Tour. After the kick-off meeting, Climate Action Leaders begin their work, which ranges from formal or informal education sessions within their department, promoting sustainability goals and initiatives, and thinking creatively about new ways to make KSC more sustainable. In particular, The Office of Sustainability will work with Climate Action Leaders to support the Green Events and Green Office programs and will also involve their departments in specific Office of Sustainability engagement activities such as competitions and celebrations. The Office of Sustainability hosts monthly joint meetings during the academic year, which will include the Climate Action Leaders, the Eco-Reps, and the ROCKS students. This is an opportunity for Climate Action Leaders to connect directly with students engaged in sustainability work on campus.


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

The target audience of the Climate Action Leaders program is all KSC staff and faculty. Throughout the 2020-2021 academic year, many calls for participants were put forth, as well as targeted recruitment efforts. The Climate Action Leaders program is designed to complement the existing student peer-to-peer education program, the Eco-Reps. One of the primary goals of the Climate Action Leaders program is to engage the entire staff and faculty in co-creating a culture of sustainability at KSC. Initial membership was analyzed, any gaps in membership were identified, and targeted recruitment was practiced to ensure that all areas of the campus community were included in the program. Below is the current list of staff/faculty members who have either joined the program or who have been invited to join:

Erasme Uyizeye-Holocaust and Genocide Studies Faculty
Caroll Lothrop-Student Conduct Office Staff
Donna Coty-Nursing Simulation Lab Staff
Forrest Seymour-Wellness Center Staff
Danielle Aho-Mason Library Staff
Tammy Warner-Assistant Professor, Management Faculty
Thomas Webler-Environmental Studies Professor
Brian Moore- Sciences, Sustainability, and Health Engineer
Phoebe Hodson- Public Health Laboratory Technician
Tim Hastings - Biology Laboratory Technician
Hunter Kirschner - Coordinator of LGBTQ Student Support
Linsey Edmunds - Sustainable Materials Mgmt Coordinator
Leila Teitelman-Admin Assistant, Theatre and Dance
Lisa Hix-SPDI Professor
Bethany Morin - Alumni
Marilyn Shriver - Development
Karyn Kaminski - Human Resources
Armando Rangel - Human Resources
Elise Morrisette - Information Technology
Tiffany Matthews - Wellness Center
Fernando Del Ama Gonzalo - Architecture
Sean Buxton - Purchasing
Peg Richmond - Admissions
Ockle Johnson - Interim Provost & VP of Academic Affairs
Marc Doyon - Physical Plant/Grounds
Anne Freisinger Cucchi - Education, English and American Studies Departments
Felicia Favreau - Psychology, Political Science and Sociology Departments
Casey Justice - Residence Life


Number of trained employee educators (1st program):
10

Number of weeks the employee educators program is active annually (1st program):
32

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

Total number of hours worked annually by trained employee educators (1st program):
640

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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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Grand total number of hours worked annually by trained employee educators (all programs):
640

Hours worked annually by trained employee sustainability educators per employee served by a peer-to-peer program:
0.82

Website URL where information about the employee sustainability educators programs is available:
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