Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.33
Liaison Gener Abdon
Submission Date July 31, 2020
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STARS v2.1

San Diego State University
EN-7: Employee Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Jantzen O'Toole
Green Office Certification Program student intern
Office of Sustainability
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Total number of employees (staff + faculty, headcount):
4,393

Number of employees served (i.e. directly targeted) by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program (avoid double-counting):
4,393

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

Name of the employee educators program:
Green Office Certification Program (GOCP)

Number of employees served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (headcount):
4,393

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

The Green Office Certification Program (GOCP) is an SDSU program created by the Office of Sustainability. Our purpose is to engage faculty and staff in sustainable practices within the office to promote a sustainable campus culture.

Hosting meetings with Green Office Program members to discuss their current sustainable practices and in what areas we can make sustainable improvements.


A brief description of how the employee educators are selected:

We select employees who are interested and willing to work with us to implement the Green Office Certification Program within their office.


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

We present an informational powerpoint to new employee educators in order to inform them about the program. We give a summary about the program, the importance of participating, a program overview, sustainable practices and tools, and then open it up for questions and discussions.


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

It’s supported through the Office of Sustainability that is led by a paid intern and supervised by the energy and sustainability officer.


Name of the employee educators program (2nd program):
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Number of employees served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (headcount) (2nd program):
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A brief description of the program, including examples of peer-to-peer outreach activities (2nd program):
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A brief description of how the employee educators are selected (2nd program):
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A brief description of the formal training that the employee educators receive to prepare them to conduct peer outreach (2nd program):
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A brief description of the financial and/or administrative support the institution provides to the program (e.g. annual budget and/or paid faculty/staff coordination) (2nd program):
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A brief description of all other employee peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education programs, including the number of employees served and how employee educators are selected, trained, and supported by the institution:
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Total number of hours employee educators are engaged in peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education activities annually:
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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