Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 70.14
Liaison Aaron Durnbaugh
Submission Date Feb. 27, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Loyola University Chicago
EN-7: Employee Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.90 / 3.00 Aaron Durnbaugh
Director of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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Total number of employees (staff + faculty, headcount):
3594

Number of employees served (i.e. directly targeted) by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program (avoid double-counting):
1075

Percentage of employees served by a peer-to-peer educator program:
29.91

Name of the employee educators program:
Sustainability Committees (Sustainability, Transportation, Curriculum, CampuScape, etc.)

Number of employees served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (headcount):
75

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

These are committees made up of staff, faculty and students that are organized around sustainability topics. They each conduct their own outreach and training programs related to their topic (ie. Bike Commuter Challenge from the Transportation Committee). Their programs can include tabling, events, competitions or the like.


A brief description of how the employee educators are selected:

Self-selected by affinity.


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

Depending on the event or outreach opportunity, a program guide and/or script is created so that each educator can promote similar elements no matter the venue or timing.


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):

Most of these committees have no set budget but utilize the budgets of the members. The Sustainability Committee does have a budget for outreach on the Climate Action Plan.


Name of the employee educators program (2nd program):
Staff Council - Emerge and Benefits Fair

Number of employees served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (headcount) (2nd program):
1000

A brief description of the program, including examples of peer-to-peer outreach activities (2nd program):

Through workshops and during the annual benefits fairs, the Staff Council has sustainability educators available to talk about the employee-related sustainability aspects. These include employee benefits (pre-tax transit, employer assisted housing), workplace resources (Green Office, Green Event and Green Purchasing guides) and upcoming events (tours, workshops, etc..)

The number listed is the average attendance at the annual benefits fairs taking place at the two lakeside campuses where there is a sustainability table.


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

For the Emerge program, they are selected by the Staff Council based on the topic being presented.
The tabling during the benefits fairs are made up of staff interested in the topics. A general call is put out and volunteers self-identify.


A brief description of the formal training that the employee educators receive to prepare them to conduct peer outreach (2nd program):

The Sustainability Director and Staff Council agree upon a program in advance and then work with the presenters on the agenda and supporting materials.
Various members of the community staff the benefits fair table and they have a set of handouts and a script on the sustainability related programs they are educating their peers on.


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):

The Staff Council has a modest budget for these trainings (food mostly) and Human Resources provides support for the Benefits Fair.


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:
336

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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