Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.84
Liaison Kalyna Procyk
Submission Date June 6, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Muhlenberg College
EN-7: Employee Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.82 / 3.00 Kalyna Procyk
Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Campus Sustainability
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Total number of employees (staff + faculty, headcount):
783

Number of employees served (i.e. directly targeted) by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program (avoid double-counting):
474

Percentage of employees served by a peer-to-peer educator program:
60.54

Name of the employee educators program:
Plant Operations Sustainability Educators

Number of employees served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (headcount):
474

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

Muhlenberg College is developing and expanding peer-to-peer sustainability staff outreach activities. The current group of staff sustainability educators come from Plant Operations. The Plant Operations Staff are trained in specific sustainability practices such as solar power, energy efficiency, waste disposal and recycling practices, gardening and composting, water efficiency and green cleaning. This staff peer-to-peer outreach is part of our Sustainability Plan. Plant Operations Sustainability Educators provide outreach during several events including staff development day, employee fitness and wellness programming and Earth Day. Generally, they educate small groups of self-selected employees on these topics or table at other broader events. They also facilitate sustainability education by coordinating partner outreach. For example, they have facilitated outreach by waste providers regarding new recycling guidelines.


A brief description of how the employee educators are selected:

Plant Operations staff are assigned to these roles based on their knowledge, training, skillset, and personal initiative.


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

Plant Operations management staff attends numerous seminars regarding waste and recycling trends, tours plant, investigates stormwater systems and grounds management, energy efficiency and have professional certifications in LEED, agricultural practices, and energy efficiency.


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):

These roles are not paid. Plant Operations budgets cover any administrative costs, which are minimal.


Name of the employee educators program (2nd program):
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Number of employees served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (headcount) (2nd program):
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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 how the employee educators are selected (2nd program):
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A brief description of the formal training that the employee educators receive to prepare them to conduct peer outreach (2nd 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 paid faculty/staff coordination) (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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