Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 54.34
Liaison Elaine Goetz
Submission Date March 11, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Ohio University
EN-6: Employee Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Annie Laurie Cadmus
Director of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution administer or oversee an ongoing faculty/staff peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program that meets the criteria for this credit?:
Yes

Total number of employees:
3,460

Name of the employee educators program (1st program) :
SOUL: Sustainable Ohio University Leaders

Number of employees served by the program (1st program):
3,460

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

Participants can self-select. Anyone who wants to participate is welcome to. Membership is open to all faculty, staff and students. Outreach efforts are targeted to all members of the campus community and all academic and administrative units.


A brief description of the formal training that the employee educators receive (1st program):

Those who self-select attend regular SOUL meetings. A SOUL-Mate then learns general sustainability issues and more specific office- and classroom- related issues relating to sustainability so they may return to their institutional units and educate their peers at staff meetings, retreats, through passive learning or other means. Additional professional development opportunities are presented through this program as needs arise.


A brief description of the staff and/or other financial support the institution provides to the program (1st program):

The program is currently funded through the Office of Sustainability. A fundraising campaign for sustainability efforts managed by SOUL and the Office of Sustainability has begun.


The website URL where information about the program is available (1st program):
Name of the employee educators program (2nd program):
Call to Sustain Campaign
+ Date Revised: March 26, 2015

Number of employees served by the program (2nd program):
3,460

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

Current employees are formally designated by the Office of Sustainability and are typically employees of that office.

+ Date Revised: March 26, 2015

A brief description of the formal training that the employee educators receive (2nd program):

Training from Office of Sustainability, Facilities Management, and Ecology and Energy Committee occur throughout the year for all designated peer educators.

+ Date Revised: March 26, 2015

A brief description of the financial or other support the institution provides to the program (2nd program):

Funded in-house by each of the supporting offices (Energy, Facilities, Sustainability).


The website URL where information about the program is available (2nd program):
http://www.ohio.edu/sustainability/Call-To-Sustain.cfm
+ Date Revised: March 26, 2015

Name(s) of the employee educator program(s) (all other programs):
Kanawha Project, Common Experience Project on Sustainability

Number of employees served by all other programs:
50

A brief description of how the employee educators are selected (all other programs):

Faculty interested in incorporating sustainability into the classroom experience can participate in programs that offer curricular and co-curricular projects. Staff support is limited in these programs, though, so the number of potential faculty served annually is limited, as well.


A brief description of the formal training that the employee educators receive (all other programs):

Attend meetings, trainings, etc. as deemed appropriate for the particular program (i.e. Kanawha Project includes formal trainings whereas Common Experience Project on Sustainability is a more fluid experience, with meetings, online resourrces and events).


A brief description of the staff and/or other financial support the institution provides to the program(s) (all other programs):

Kanawha Project receives funding from the 1804 Grant program at Ohio University. Common Experience Project on Sustainability is funded by University College.


The website URL where information about the program(s) is available (all other programs):

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