Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.52
Liaison Gina Talt
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Princeton University
EN-1: Student Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Shana Weber
Director
Office of Sustainability
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Number of students enrolled for credit (headcount):
8,032

Total number of students enrolled for credit that are served (i.e. directly targeted) by a student peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program (avoid double-counting to the extent feasible):
8,032

Percentage of students served by a peer-to-peer educator program:
100

Name of the student educators program:
The Princeton University Ecology Representative Program (Eco-Reps)

Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (headcount):
8,032

A brief description of the program, including examples of peer-to-peer outreach activities:

The Princeton University Ecology Representative Program (EcoReps) was founded in 2004 in collaboration with the Office of Sustainability, which administers the program.

The mission of the EcoReps is to promote the integration of sustainability into campus residential life. Through their efforts, the EcoReps aim to see every Princeton student adopt at least one aspect of sustainable living into their daily lives, and to understand the value of sustainability for themselves, their communities, and the environment.

Examples of the EcoReps' peer-to-peer outreach activities include:

Greening Dorms: The EcoReps promote the integration of sustainability into campus residential life by offering study breaks for first year students to introduce them to easy sustainable living tips. Each semester the EcoReps also organize a clothing swap for students to “swap” their gently used clothing with each other to promote reuse and divert clothing from the landfill.

Greening Princeton Reunions: Every spring, Princeton EcoReps help to raise sustainability awareness and integrate eco-friendly practices into Reunions. They accomplish this by promoting recycling at headquarters sites and along the P-rade route, where they collect an average of 70 bags of recyclables each year; and by being available for any questions that alumni may have.

Greening Move Out: To reduce the amount of end-of-year waste, the EcoReps work with Building Services each year to place collection bins at about 10 sites across campus. Students are encouraged to donate clothing, books, and unopened food.


A brief description of how the student educators are selected:

The Office of Sustainability recruits and hires two to three EcoRep leaders by reviewing student applications and conducting interviews with the applicants, many of whom have previously served as group members. Group members are then recruited and hired by the EcoRep leaders.


A brief description of the formal training that the student educators receive to prepare them to conduct peer outreach:

The Office of Sustainability delivers an orientation presentation to the EcoRep leaders upon hiring them, and offers additional training as needed. The student leaders then train their group members.


A brief description of the financial and/or administrative support the institution provides to the program (e.g. annual budget and/or faculty/staff coordination):

The Office of Sustainability pays the EcoRep leaders an hourly wage. In addition, Princeton University provides housing to all leaders and group members who assist with Reunions.


Name of the student educators program (2nd program):
---

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

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

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

A brief description of the formal training that the student educators receive to prepare them to conduct peer outreach (2nd program):
---

A brief description of the financial and/or administrative support the institution provides to the program (e.g. annual budget and/or faculty/staff coordination) (2nd program):
---

Name of the student educators program (3rd program):
---

Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (3rd program):
---

A brief description of the program, including examples of peer-to-peer outreach activities (3rd program):
---

A brief description of how the student educators are selected (3rd program):
---

A brief description of the formal training that the student educators receive to prepare them to conduct peer outreach (3rd program):
---

A brief description of the financial and/or administrative support the institution provides to the program (e.g. annual budget and/or faculty/staff coordination) (3rd program):
---

A brief description of all other student peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education programs, including the number of students served and how student educators are selected, trained, and supported by the institution:
---

Total number of hours student educators are engaged in peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education activities annually (all programs):
---

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
---

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution or simply email your inquiry to stars@aashe.org.