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-7: Employee Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.56 / 3.00
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Total number of employees:
928

Total number of employees served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
35

Percentage of employees served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
3.77

Name of the employee educators program (1st program):
Green Space Program

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

Our Green Space Certification Program relies heavily on peer-to-peer educational component to ensure the success of the program and implementation of sustainability best practices in offices throughout campus. Our Green Space team is eager and ready to identify actions staff and faculty members can take to decrease waste, conserve resources and improve their overall environmental performance (while saving money). There are three levels of certification, and offices across Saint Mary's have the opportunity to improve their rating by improving their performance. By signing up to Green Space, our student consultants provide you the necessary resources to make your office and surrounding spaces green. The two audits (pre- and post-) cover energy, waste, food, transportation, purchasing and outreach/events. One of the most important aspects of the Green Space certification process is developing a "Green Team" within their office to share sustainable best practices to their colleagues and peers. Additionally, each Green Space lead is required to describe sustainability best practices that are being implemented by the department or office at a department meeting, thereby educating their peers on these important new best practices.


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

Fellow staff and faculty members


Number of trained employee educators (1st program):
14

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):
1

Total number of hours worked annually by trained employee educators (1st program):
624

Website URL where information about the employee educators program is available (1st program) :
Name of the employee educators program (2nd program):
Staff & Faculty Ambassadors Program

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

The Staff & Faculty Ambassadors Program is a group of staff and faculty that get together once a month to share best sustainability practices with their peers. Conversation include what's working and what's not working in regards to implementing sustainable behavioral change in their offices or departments.


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

Fellow staff and faculty members


Number of trained employee educators (2nd program):
12

Number of weeks the employee educators program is active annually (2nd program):
5

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):
60

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):
684

Hours worked annually by trained employee sustainability educators per employee served by a peer-to-peer program:
0.74

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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