Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Suzanne Hansen
Submission Date July 18, 2014
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Macalester College
EN-6: Employee Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Suzanne Savanick Hansen
Sustainability Manager
Macalester Sustainbility Office
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Does the institution administer or oversee an ongoing faculty/staff peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program that meets the criteria for this credit?:
Yes

Total number of employees:
591

Name of the employee educators program (1st program) :
Macalester Bicycle and Alternative Commuter Group

Number of employees served by the program (1st program):
87

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

A volunteer from the WHAM Committee coordinates this group.


A brief description of the formal training that the employee educators receive (1st program):

The volunteer routinely goes to alternative commuting and bicycling workshops.


A brief description of the staff and/or other financial support the institution provides to the program (1st program):

Volunteer Brian Longley keeps the group listserve and sends information on bicycling and other alternative commuting. The Sustainability Office sponsors an alternative commuting coffee break twice a month. The Sustainability Office and Wellness and Health at Macalester (WHAM) committee co-sponsor bicycle commuting events for staff.


The website URL where information about the program is available (1st program):
---

Name of the employee educators program (2nd program):
Sustainability Student Worker Supervisors

Number of employees served by the program (2nd program):
---

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

Supervisors of students involved in the Sustainability Student Worker network are all invited.


A brief description of the formal training that the employee educators receive (2nd program):

The Sustainability Office sponsors a regular meeting at the beginning of the semester to talk about how the network works and what support the Sustainability Office can offer. All supervisors are included on the Sustainability Office newsletter list.


A brief description of the financial or other support the institution provides to the program (2nd program):

The Sustainability Office supports the students and supervisors by troubleshooting and offering support for projects. Some offices have requested Sustainability Small Project Funds for projects. At the end of the year, the Sustainability Office sponsors a recognition lunch for all of the students and supervisors in the network.


The website URL where information about the program is available (2nd program):
Name(s) of the employee educator program(s) (all other programs):
Sustainability Staff Network

Number of employees served by all other programs:
591

A brief description of how the employee educators are selected (all other programs):

The Sustainability Staff Network is a self-selected group of individuals working to support sustainability efforts throughout the campus.


A brief description of the formal training that the employee educators receive (all other programs):

A pilot project was done in 2012 with a 6 week training. A one-hour training will be offered in May, 2014 within a larger staff training series.


A brief description of the staff and/or other financial support the institution provides to the program(s) (all other programs):

The Sustainability Office supports offers staff support and financial support for food.


The website URL where information about the program(s) is available (all other programs):
---

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.