Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.48
Liaison Andrew Iacona
Submission Date Sept. 28, 2020

STARS v2.2

Northern Arizona University
EN-7: Employee Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.62 / 3.00 Matthew Muchna
Sustainability Manager
Office of Sustainability
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Total number of employees:
3,939

Total number of employees served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
323

Percentage of employees served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
8.20

Name of the employee educators program (1st program):
Office of Sustainability Energy Mentors Program

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

The Energy Mentor program trains volunteer faculty and staff across campus to become educated sustainability leaders who encourage other members of the campus community to join them in reducing NAU's environmental impact. We have 293 Energy Mentors trained to date, with 30 building managers simultaneously became energy mentor in the spring of 2020.


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

The Energy Mentor Program targets faculty and staff volunteers across campus. These volunteers then educate others around campus and within their offices. After the training, every Energy Mentors recessives a badge saying, "Energy Mentor" for their office door or desk. They are also asked to send out office wide emails about sustainability issues pertaining to their office area.

https://in.nau.edu/green-nau/energy-mentors/


Number of trained employee educators (1st program):
293

Number of weeks the employee educators program is active annually (1st program):
52

Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained employee educator (1st program):
0.10

Total number of hours worked annually by trained employee educators (1st program):
1,523.60

Website URL where information about the employee educators program is available (1st program) :
Name of the employee educators program (2nd program):
Green Office Certification Program

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

The Green Office Certification program provides a great opportunity for faculty and staff around campus to make a difference in the field of sustainability. The program lays out a foundation for offices to make a positive impact on campus. Upon completion of each level, offices will reduce the environmental impacts that coincide with their daily operations.

The program guides offices through a progression of criteria, with each level creating more challenges and opportunities for improvement. There are a total of four levels to progress through. The office must complete 75% of the listed tasks that are applicable to the office for each level in order to become certified and advance to the next level. Once the office has become certified to level 3, the office may then move up to the fourth level of certification by going above and beyond the checklist items and implement an innovative project. (ex: Green Fund Project, host Earth Week event, etc.).


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

This program aims to train faculty and staff around campus and employees of various offices. 28 Offices Currently Certified, with a key point person/Energy mentor acting as the liaison for each office to share the checklist and areas of opportunity.


Number of trained employee educators (2nd program):
28

Number of weeks the employee educators program is active annually (2nd program):
52

Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained employee educator (2nd program):
0.10

Total number of hours worked annually by trained employee educators (2nd program):
145.60

Website URL where information about the employee educators program is available (2nd program):
A brief description of all other employee peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education programs:

Green Labs Certification:
The Green Labs Program is a collaboration between the Office of Sustainability and Environmental Health & Safety with the goal to minimize the environmental impact, and inspire and promote a culture of sustainability in laboratories at NAU. We have developed educational information with waste metrics, and a checklist for labs to complete to become a Certified Green Lab. These "Green Leaders" in each lab are asked to post signs and send emails to the entire lab sharing the checklist and areas of opportunity.

This program just launched in Spring 2020, and we are piloting the program will different labs across campus. We expect this program will grow rapidly with many lab managers and researchers who do environmental work on our campus.
Total haz. waste generation for 2019: 50,695lbs
invoice total for 2019: $64,304

https://in.nau.edu/green-nau/green-labs/


Number of trained employee educators (all other programs):
2

Number of weeks, on average, the employee educators programs are active annually (all other programs):
52

Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained employee educator (all other programs):
0.10

Total number of hours worked annually by trained employee educators (all other programs):
10.40

Grand total number of hours worked annually by trained employee educators (all programs):
1,679.60

Hours worked annually by trained employee sustainability educators per employee served by a peer-to-peer program:
0.43

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

We are working closely with HR to provide Professional Development and Energy Mentor training opportunities for all staff.

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