Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.85
Liaison Milan Stijepovic
Submission Date Nov. 19, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Pitzer College
EN-1: Student Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Warren Biggins
Sustainability Manager
Robert Redford Conservancy
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Does the institution coordinate one or more ongoing student, peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education programs that meet the criteria for this credit?:
Yes

Number of degree-seeking students enrolled at the institution:
1,076

Name of the student educators program (1st program):
Redford Conservancy Fellows

Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (1st program):
1,076

A brief description of the program, including examples of peer-to-peer outreach activities (1st program):

The Redford Conservancy Fellows are a diverse and passionate team of Pitzer students who are committed to collaborative and interdisciplinary approaches to environmental sustainability, the longevity of Southern California’s natural environment, and the well-being of its peoples. This year, Fellows are coordinating an environmental speaker series, engaging Pitzer students in co-curricular sustainability programming, conducting outreach to local communities on issue of environmental justice, and participating in the planning process of the Conservancy building.

Past Events (Spring 2015) Include:

-April 2, 7pm, Pitzer, Benson Auditorium
Guest Speaker: Irma R. Muñoz, Founder/President of Mujeres de la Tierra

-April 3, 12pm, Pitzer, Shakedown Cafe
Shakedown Student Forum: Getting to Know the Redford Conservancy

-April 11, 5pm, Pomona, Edmunds Ballroom
Luau 2015: “Me Ke Aloha No Ka Mokupuni Honua” – “With Love for our Island Earth.”

-April 18, 9am-4pm, Meet in front of Pitzer Admissions (Must have a confirmed spot)
LA Toxic Tour with Communities for a Better Environment

-March 26, 7pm, Pitzer, West Hall Demo Kitchen
Sustainable Cleaning Products Party

-March 30, 9-11am, Pitzer, Broad Hall 210
Faculty forum to discuss current and future uses of Bernard Field Station

-March 31, 12:00-1pm, Pomona, Edmunds 114
Guest Speaker: Shimul Javeri Kadri on “The Evolving Courtyard”

-March 23, 6:30pm, Pitzer, Benson Auditorium
Guest Speaker: Nancy Sutley, Former Chair, Council on Environmental Quality


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

Currently, Conservancy Fellows are appointed by the Director of the Redford Conservancy. Students selected have demonstrated academic excellence and a deep commitment to sustainability and environmental justice.


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

Redford Conservancy Fellows receive formal training in areas of activism, event management, and community outreach, from both the Director of the Redford Conservancy and other subject matter experts.


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

The College provides an operating budget for the Conservancy to offer educational programming and Fellows have received course credit for their work.


Name of the student educators program (2nd program):
ReRoom Initiative

Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (2nd program):
1,076

A brief description of the program, including examples of peer-to-peer outreach activities (2nd program):

The ReRoom Initiative consists of paid student staff selected by the Sustainability Manager. These students educate their peers around issues of waste and recycling, and coordinate a campaign for donations of used items from students, faculty and staff at the end of every semester. These items are collected and held in storage until the next fall, when they are resold to returning and incoming students, thereby averting tons of waste from the landfill and providing a low-cost alternative to buying commonly used residence hall items new.


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

Interested students are asked to fill out an application which is submitted to the Sustainability Manager. The Sustainability Manager and the existing ReRoom staff members discuss candidates and ultimately vote on whom to hire.


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

ReRoom staff are trained in outreach techniques, communications, and event management. The students are also trained on safety procedures pertaining to the safe collection of donations.


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

The Sustainability Manager supports ReRoom staff by handling event logistics (both for sales and donations), scheduling staff members, and coordinating with facilities staff. The College, via the Campus Life Committee, President’s Office, and Office of Student Affairs,
provided the seed funding for this initiative.


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