Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 71.91
Liaison Debbie Andres
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

San Jose State University
EN-7: Employee Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.05 / 3.00 Kristen Jean Wonder
Sustainability Coordinator
Spartan Dining
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Total number of employees:
5,432

Total number of employees served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
5,432

Percentage of employees served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
100

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

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

The Green Office Team works with faculty and staff to bring peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education events as part of the Green Office Certification Program.The mission of the Green Office is to engage the University’s employees in the process of implementing sustainable practices in the workplace to reduce the environmental footprint of their office or department and the campus as a whole. The Office of Sustainability works in collaboration with the department to assess and offers guidance on reducing materials and waste, conserving energy and resources, and increasing overall environmental health and wellness. The department then works with the Office to develop a list of actionable recommendations to improve their routine behaviors and practices.


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

The target audience is the entire staff population on campus. Each staff member that goes through the Green Office program is trained on to be a sustainability champion in their department. An example of this is after the entire Human Resources department had an hour long workshop on sustainability, employees started integrating sustainability into the work that they do. They no longer serve single-use plastic water bottles at events and promote reusables in their marketing.


Number of trained employee educators (1st program):
1,000

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):
40

Total number of hours worked annually by trained employee educators (1st program):
2,000

Website URL where information about the employee educators program is available (1st program) :
Name of the employee educators program (2nd program):
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A brief description of the employee educators program (2nd program):
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Number of trained employee educators (2nd program):
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Number of weeks the employee educators program is active annually (2nd program):
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Total number of hours worked annually by trained employee educators (2nd program):
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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):
2,000

Hours worked annually by trained employee sustainability educators per employee served by a peer-to-peer program:
0.37

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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