Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 74.86
Liaison Alyssa Erding
Submission Date Jan. 19, 2021

STARS v2.2

Macalester College
EN-1: Student Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.03 / 4.00 Christie Manning
Director of Sustainability
Sustainability Office
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Number of students enrolled for credit:
2,008

Total number of students served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
27

Percentage of students served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
1.34

Name of the student educators program (1st program):
Sustainability Student Network

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

The Sustainability Student Network is composed of student workers in departments all across campus who are either hired specifically to work on sustainability projects or spend some of their allotted hours to work on sustainability projects in their department. All students are served either directly or indirectly by the students' programs. In the beginning of the semester the student workers gather for a training session to spend time reviewing each others' positions and personalities, brainstorming potential project ideas, learning how to interact with the professional staff to create institutional change, and how to perform effective outreach campaigns. The network meets every 2 weeks during the year for additional support and training.


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

The target audience of the student educators program is the student body.


Number of trained student educators (1st program):
15

Number of weeks the student educators program is active annually (1st program):
30

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

Total number of hours worked annually by trained student educators (1st program):
450

Website URL where information about the student educators program is available (1st program):
Name of the student educators program (2nd program):
Dirty Training

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

This student educators program is a waste sorting training conducted in residence halls and offered to departments. The purpose of the program is to raise awareness of both recycling procedures and the Macalester community's broader commitment to environmental sustainability and justice. With a new curriculum based in environmental justice, the trainers will be having more discussions with first-year students about the impacts of our waste on communities of color and low-income communities. Facilitators will be trained during a workshop focused on facilitator skills and presentation content. After being trained, the student educators will meet with groups of first-year students for roughly 1 hour for peer-to-peer education and discussion-based activities. Dirty Trainers present to students on why and how Macalester chooses to sort waste, providing information on what items belong in compost, recycling, trash, or specialty waste bins. Following the presentation, the first-year students play games to test their knowledge.


A brief description of the student educators program’s target audience (2nd program):

The target audience of this program is first year students, along with faculty & staff if a department requests a training.


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

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

Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained student educator (2nd program):
5

Total number of hours worked annually by trained student educators (2nd program):
120

Website URL where information about the student educators program is available (2nd program):
Name of the student educators program (3rd program):
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A brief description of the student educators program (3rd program):
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A brief description of the student educators program’s target audience (3rd program):
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Number of trained student educators (3rd program):
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Number of weeks the student educators program is active annually (3rd program):
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Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained student educator (3rd program):
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Total number of hours worked annually by trained student educators (3rd program):
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Website URL where information about the student educators program is available (3rd program):
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A brief description of all other student peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education programs:
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Number of trained student educators (all other programs):
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Number of weeks, on average, the student educators programs are active annually (all other programs):
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Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per student educator (all other programs) :
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Total number of hours worked annually by trained student educators (all other programs):
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Grand total number of hours worked annually by trained student sustainability educators (all programs):
570

Hours worked annually by trained student sustainability educators per student served by a peer-to-peer program:
21.11

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