Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 76.81
Liaison Aaron Durnbaugh
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

Loyola University Chicago
EN-7: Employee Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.08 / 3.00 Aaron Durnbaugh
Director of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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Total number of employees:
3,639

Total number of employees served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
3,594

Percentage of employees served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
98.76

Name of the employee educators program (1st program):
Sustainability Committees (Sustainability, Transportation, Curriculum, Health Science Campus, CampuScape, etc.)

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

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.

Many of these events are coordinated by the Office of Sustainability and conducted by employees trained by the Office of Sustainability to deliver the appropriate content, both regionally and specific to Loyola and our sustainability offerings.


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

Each Committee has it's own audience. Multiple of these serve the entire community.
Examples - Transportation Committee hosts Bike to Work Week. Outreach, Ride Tracking, and tabling at each campus.
Sustainability Across the Curriculum Committee has provided training to other faculty during annual Focus on Teaching and Learning Workshop and created materials shared with all faculty.


Number of trained employee educators (1st program):
30

Number of weeks the employee educators program is active annually (1st program):
10

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):
600

Website URL where information about the employee educators program is available (1st program) :
Name of the employee educators program (2nd program):
Staff Council - Emerge and Benefits Fair

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

Through workshops, newsletters, 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 Office of Sustainability presents to the Staff Council annually and has provided a set of sustainability resources appropriate for all employees to share through Staff Council events and communications such as the "eco-tip" section of the monthly newsletter.

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 the employee educators program’s target audience (2nd program):

These are specifically targeting employees.


Number of trained employee educators (2nd program):
12

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

Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained employee educator (2nd program):
4

Total number of hours worked annually by trained employee educators (2nd program):
96

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:

Zero Waste Events - These programs include staff, faculty, students and community members. They reach all members of the community during special events. The Office of Sustainability supports these events and trains all volunteers prior to the event.

Bike Commuter Challenge - These are annual programs at all campuses to promote bike commuting. The Office of Sustainability works with Human Resources to coordinate this event and train presenters on the tabling script including Loyola offerings that support bike commuting.


Number of trained employee educators (all other programs):
150

Number of weeks, on average, the employee educators programs are active annually (all other programs):
1

Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained employee educator (all other programs):
5

Total number of hours worked annually by trained employee educators (all other programs):
750

Grand total number of hours worked annually by trained employee educators (all programs):
1,446

Hours worked annually by trained employee sustainability educators per employee served by a peer-to-peer program:
0.40

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