Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 48.56
Liaison Jay Meldrum
Submission Date July 8, 2020
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STARS v2.1

Michigan Technological University
EN-7: Employee Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.23 / 3.00 Jay Meldrum
Executive Director of Sustainability and KRC
Facilities Management
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Total number of employees (staff + faculty, headcount):
1,630

Number of employees served (i.e. directly targeted) by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program (avoid double-counting):
125

Percentage of employees served by a peer-to-peer educator program:
7.67

Name of the employee educators program:
Facilties Management Advance

Number of employees served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (headcount):
125

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

The Director of Sustainability and members of the Sustainability committee representing Energy, Waste Reduction, and the Green Campus Enterprise conducted two full day sessions that educated the Facilties Management staff on the efforts by the University to reduce waste, conserve energy, and how we organize our overall sustainability efforts.


A brief description of how the employee educators are selected:

The employees selected included all the Facilties Management staff that deliver the waste and recycling efforts. This includes all the custodians, their managers, and Residential custodians and their managers.


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

The employee educators are the ones responsible for energy management, recycling and waste removal, overall sustainability, and advising the Green Campus Enterprise. Their training session involved passing on the information regarding how we organize sustainability and how the the employees fit into the entire scheme of the effort. This was enlightening to many of the trainees who did not really know how their individual efforts fit into the entire program. It also gave the trainers a chance to hear from them how we could improve the process, which we have.


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):

A staff member in FM is paid to coordinate these "Advance" meetings. Trainees are given time off from their regular duties to attend these meetings. These meetings "Advance" their knowledge of the institution efforts in sustainability and as a result, reap rewards of inclusion, deeper understanding and comradery.


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