Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 59.94
Liaison Elaine Goetz
Submission Date Aug. 11, 2021

STARS v2.2

Ohio University
EN-7: Employee Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.40 / 3.00 Elaine Goetz
Director of Energy Management & Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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Total number of employees:
4,248

Total number of employees served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
2,124

Percentage of employees served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
50

Name of the employee educators program (1st program):
Sustainability Tracking and Evaluation Program (STEP)

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

The Sustainability Tracking and Evaluation Program (STEP) is a sustainability certification program which aims to recognize departments or offices across campus for their sustainable efforts, whether they be existing practices or new changes. The certification program consists of a series of items or tasks on a checklist that count as points toward becoming certified. Behavior changes, implementation of new protocols, and education make up a large amount of the tasks included in the checklist. The goal of STEP is to engage faculty, staff and students in the effort to improve the sustainability profile of Ohio University. In FY18, the program was enhanced to incorporate peer-to-peer education by training employees about sustainability and the STEP program and teaching them how to bring their knowledge to their/other departments across campus. The Office of Sustainability created a presentation to educate employees and offered it campus-wide to departments through campus newsletters, social media and our website.


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

Faculty and staff are targeted for the program.


Number of trained employee educators (1st program):
25

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):
0.25

Total number of hours worked annually by trained employee educators (1st program):
325

Website URL where information about the employee educators program is available (1st program) :
Name of the employee educators program (2nd program):
Sustainability Hub Seminar Series

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

The Office of Sustainability and the Sustainability Hubs present 3 Sustainability Hub seminars each semester. Each seminar is presented by Ohio University faculty, staff and student members who have expertise in a sustainability initiative in one of Ohio University's 12 sustainability themes: transportation, food, water, waste, procurement, investments, grounds, energy, buildings, student life, human resources and climate. The seminars are designed to educate peer faculty, staff and students on the sustainability initiative.


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

The target audience of the Sustainability Hub Seminar Series is the entire University community.


Number of trained employee educators (2nd program):
20

Number of weeks the employee educators program is active annually (2nd program):
30

Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained employee educator (2nd program):
1

Total number of hours worked annually by trained employee educators (2nd program):
600

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:
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Number of trained employee educators (all other programs):
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Number of weeks, on average, the employee educators programs are active annually (all other programs):
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Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained employee educator (all other programs):
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Total number of hours worked annually by trained employee educators (all other programs):
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Grand total number of hours worked annually by trained employee educators (all programs):
925

Hours worked annually by trained employee sustainability educators per employee served by a peer-to-peer program:
0.22

Website URL where information about the employee sustainability educators programs is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Total number of employees provided by Serena McCollum. Data entered by Sydney Hutchinson on 3/23/2020.

Sustainability Tracking and Evaluation Program (STEP) provided by Sam Crowl on 5/15/2020.
Entered by Sydney Hutchinson.

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