Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 74.29
Liaison Brandon Trelstad
Submission Date Dec. 23, 2020

STARS v2.2

Oregon State University
EN-7: Employee Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.76 / 3.00 Brandon Trelstad
Sustainability Coordinator
Sustainability Office
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Total number of employees:
6,490

Total number of employees served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
6,160

Percentage of employees served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
94.92

Name of the employee educators program (1st program):
OSU Sustainability Advocates

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

Through OSU's Sustainability Advocates program, faculty and staff act as sustainability contacts and experts within their campus unit by:
-Sharing information and training opportunities with fellow employees
-Networking with fellow Sustainability Advocates
-Promoting sustainability-related events within their unit
-Building sustainability conversation, competence and capacity within their department
-Communicating needs, opportunities and best practices back to the OSU Sustainability Office.

Examples of outreach activities include:
- Sharing preformulated messaging from organizations like the Sustainability Office, Campus Recycling and Civic Engagement and Leadership
- Recruiting participants for professional development opportunities like WOHESC and AASHE conferences, and participating in these development opportunities themselves
- Hanging posters for events and programs like RecycleMania
- Forming teams of bicycle riders for Zap commute competitions
- Sharing PowerPoint slides at a staff meeting on a current sustainability campaign or event
- Recruiting Master Recyclers, Green Office Certification participants, etc. from their unit and others.


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

Target audience includes all fellow employees of the Sustainability Advocate in their home department or college. All OSU colleges are represented by a Sustainability Advocate.


Number of trained employee educators (1st program):
45

Number of weeks the employee educators program is active annually (1st program):
44

Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained employee educator (1st program):
0.70

Total number of hours worked annually by trained employee educators (1st program):
1,386

Website URL where information about the employee educators program is available (1st program) :
Name of the employee educators program (2nd program):
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A brief description of all other employee peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education programs:

OSU periodically uses Ecochallenge (Northwest Earth Institute) course materials and modules for employee training and education about sustainability, and encourages self-formed discussion groups based on Ecochallenge platforms. There is not a specific, institutionalized method for this training at this time so it is considered informal.


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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Grand total number of hours worked annually by trained employee educators (all programs):
1,386

Hours worked annually by trained employee sustainability educators per employee served by a peer-to-peer program:
0.21

Website URL where information about the employee sustainability educators programs is available:
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