Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 72.17
Liaison Toby Cain
Submission Date March 1, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Luther College
EN-9: Staff Professional Development

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.50 / 2.00 Toby Cain
Sustainability Coordinator
Center for Sustainable Communities
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Does the institution make available professional development and training opportunities in sustainability to all staff at least once per year?:
Yes

Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (the rate of employee participation in sustainability professional development and training)?:
Yes

Estimated percentage of regular staff (full-time and part-time) that participates annually in sustainability professional development and training that is either provided or supported by the institution (0, 1-24%, 25-49%, 50-74%, 75% or more):
25-49%

A brief description of any internal sustainability professional development and training opportunities that the institution makes available to staff:

Sustainability staff provide trainings (30-45 minutes) to all custodial and dining services staff at the start of the year. Trainings include campus sustainability goals, progress towards achieving those goals and what staff can do in their respective areas to contribute.

The 100 faculty and staff who participate in the CSA Rebate Program are required to attend two food education events, which consist of cooking classes, gardening classes, farm tours, food films, book discussions and more.

Additionally, all staff receive monthly sustainability updates during staff meetings about a variety of sustainability topics. These may not qualify as formal trainings because they are only 15 minutes long.

Every year, all staff are encouraged to take half a day off of work to participate in Staff Day. Most years there are a variety of sustainability related tracks offered, including things like cooking classes, gardening classes and renewable energy tours.


A brief description of any external professional development and training opportunities in sustainability that are supported by the institution(e.g. through payment, reimbursement, or subsidy):
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Estimated percentage of regular staff (full-time and part-time) for which sustainability is included in performance reviews (0, 1-24%, 25-49%, 50-74%, 75% or more) :
1-24%

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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