Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.21
Liaison Ann Drevno
Submission Date Feb. 26, 2020

STARS v2.2

Saint Mary's College of California
EN-1: Student Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.74 / 4.00
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Number of students enrolled for credit:
3,881

Total number of students served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
1,429

Percentage of students served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
36.82

Name of the student educators program (1st program):
Sustainability Living Learning Community

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

The Sustainability LLC at Saint Mary’s College provides a living and learning environment that empowers students to creatively and consciously build a more just and sustainable campus and world. The yearlong curriculum gives students the training they need to make sustainable changes on our campus and gives them the tools to reach out to others to do the same. Each LLC member is required to reach out to fellow students during through educational events, on-campus tabling, social media campaigns, workshops in other residence halls to teach about sustainable living practices. The LLC is supported with financial and administrative resources.


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

Fellow SMC students.


Number of trained student educators (1st program):
28

Number of weeks the student educators program is active annually (1st program):
30

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

Total number of hours worked annually by trained student educators (1st program):
1,680

Website URL where information about the student educators program is available (1st program):
Name of the student educators program (2nd program):
Green Gaels Student Chartered Organization

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

The Green Gaels Student Chartered Organization has 5 members on their executive team who receive training and administrative support from Saint Mary's Office of Sustainability. The organization also receives financial resources from Associated Students. The Executive Team members are trained in sustainability practices as well as effective outreach and engagement practice to they can share what they have learned with their classmates/peers. Green Gaels often table on-campus, do in-class presentations, hold workshops in the Legacy Garden (to name a few) all in the spirit of training their peers about sustainability.


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

Fellow SMC students.


Number of trained student educators (2nd program):
5

Number of weeks the student educators program is active annually (2nd program):
34

Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained student educator (2nd program):
3

Total number of hours worked annually by trained student educators (2nd program):
510

Website URL where information about the student educators program is available (2nd program):
Name of the student educators program (3rd program):
Free Store Managers & Zero Waste Coordinator

A brief description of the student educators program (3rd program):

The Free Store Managers (2) educate their peers on the impact of reusing and thrifting. The Free Store holds pop-up shops, has a website and a several social media platforms, employs education and outreach campaigns throughout the year in an effort to educate peers on the importance of re-use and waste diversion. The Zero Waste Coordinator (1) educates her peers on waste diversion practices on Saint Mary's campus through residence hall trainings, on-campus compost workshops, tabling events and education and outreach campaigns.


A brief description of the student educators program’s target audience (3rd program):

Fellow SMC students


Number of trained student educators (3rd program):
3

Number of weeks the student educators program is active annually (3rd program):
30

Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained student educator (3rd program):
3

Total number of hours worked annually by trained student educators (3rd program):
300

Website URL where information about the student educators program is available (3rd program):
A brief description of all other student peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education programs:
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Number of trained student educators (all other programs):
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Number of weeks, on average, the student educators programs are active annually (all other programs):
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Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per student educator (all other programs) :
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Total number of hours worked annually by trained student educators (all other programs):
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Grand total number of hours worked annually by trained student sustainability educators (all programs):
2,490

Hours worked annually by trained student sustainability educators per student served by a peer-to-peer program:
1.74

Website URL where information about the student sustainability educators programs is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Total number of students served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program was calculated based on number of students living on-campus.

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