Overall Rating Reporter
Overall Score
Liaison Nancy Apple
Submission Date Feb. 26, 2019
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Mount Holyoke College
EN-1: Student Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
-- Reporter Nancy Apple
Director
Environmental Health & Safety
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Number of students enrolled for credit (headcount):
2,324

Total number of students enrolled for credit that are served (i.e. directly targeted) by a student peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program (avoid double-counting to the extent feasible):
2,074

Percentage of students served by a peer-to-peer educator program:
89.24

Name of the student educators program:
Eco-Reps

Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (headcount):
2,074

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

The Eco-Reps, student employees in Environmental Health, Safety & Sustainability, are enthusiastic student sustainability educators that focus on campus sustainability issues. Through Eco M&Cs, Eco-Hall events, whiteboards in the dining halls, NewsFlush announcements, Eco-Boards in the halls, and our Facebook page, we hope to inspire our fellow students to live more sustainably.


A brief description of how the student educators are selected:

Students apply online via student employment website and are interviewed by the Environmental Health, Safety and Sustainability Director and the Student Eco-Rep Coordinator (who has previously served as an Eco- Rep).


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

A primer on campus stewardship is given at the beginning of the year including campus energy use and conservation programs and recycling. Peer-to-peer education is given on how to hold special events and create educational bulletin boards and short educational facts that are displayed on whiteboards in the dining halls.


A brief description of the financial and/or administrative support the institution provides to the program (e.g. annual budget and/or faculty/staff coordination):

Eco Reps are sponsored by the Environmental Health, Safety and Sustainability Office, which coordinates campus Environmental Sustainability.


Name of the student educators program (2nd program):
Green Living Council (GLC)

Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (2nd program):
2,074

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

The Green Living Council is a residential program to promote sustainability and environmental responsibility among Mount Holyoke students. The Green Living Council is composed of students dedicated to encouraging sustainable behavior among students within the residential community.

Student members of the GLC include Green Living Council Reps, representing each residence hall, and ECO-Reps, who work for the Environmental Sustainability office. The GLC works closely with the Center for the Environment, Environmental Sustainability, and Residential Life to develop education programs focused on green living within the residence halls. Educational topics include energy and climate change, water conservation, recycling, waste reduction, sustainable foods. The student ECO-Reps coordinate the activities of the Council.


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

Students apply via an online application reviewed by the Director of Environmental Health, Safety and Sustainability and the Eco-Reps. Students selected represent their residential hall.


A brief description of the formal training that the student educators receive to prepare them to conduct peer outreach (2nd program):

Several times a semester a large group meeting is held where all of the Eco-Reps and GLC Representatives meet to learn about campus environmental sustainability initiatives and develop educational activities for the semester. Every few weeks, all of the representatives of the specific residence hall hold small educational hall activities.


A brief description of the financial and/or administrative support the institution provides to the program (e.g. annual budget and/or faculty/staff coordination) (2nd program):

Each GLC representatives has an Eco-Rep who acts as a liaison and mentor. The Eco-Rep works with the GLC Rep on projects and campaigns.


Name of the student educators program (3rd program):
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Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (3rd program):
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A brief description of the program, including examples of peer-to-peer outreach activities (3rd program):
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A brief description of how the student educators are selected (3rd program):
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A brief description of the formal training that the student educators receive to prepare them to conduct peer outreach (3rd program):
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A brief description of the financial and/or administrative support the institution provides to the program (e.g. annual budget and/or faculty/staff coordination) (3rd program):
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A brief description of all other student peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education programs, including the number of students served and how student educators are selected, trained, and supported by the institution:
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Total number of hours student educators are engaged in peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education activities annually (all programs):
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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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