Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 79.45
Liaison Lindsey Kalkbrenner
Submission Date Feb. 27, 2020

STARS v2.2

Santa Clara University
EN-7: Employee Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.32 / 3.00 Cara Uy
Sustainability Coordinator
Center for Sustainability
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Total number of employees:
1,878

Total number of employees served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
1,878

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

Name of the employee educators program (1st program):
Sustainability Liaison Network - Workplace Liaisons

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

The Workplace Sustainability Liaison program empowers SCU employees to implement the University's Strategic Plan by fostering Justice and Sustainability programs among University departments and organizations. Liaisons engage their peers in sustainable behaviors in order to develop a culture of sustainability among faculty and staff at SCU. Liaisons are recruited to represent diverse organizations across campus.

Workplace Liaisons meet for one hour each month during the academic year to discuss strategies to implement sustainability within their departments. Workplace Liaisons also devote one hour of paid work time to implement a Climate Action Plan project goal within their workplace.

This program is year-round.


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

The target audience are all employees on campus. The aim is to have at least one Workplace Sustainability Liaison within each department, to actively promote and encourage sustainability throughout campus.


Number of trained employee educators (1st program):
21

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):
0.50

Total number of hours worked annually by trained employee educators (1st program):
546

Website URL where information about the employee educators program is available (1st program) :
Name of the employee educators program (2nd program):
Sustainability Liaison Network - Faculty Liaisons

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

The Faculty Sustainability Liaison program empowers SCU faculty members to implement the University's Strategic Plan by fostering Justice and Sustainability programs among University departments and organizations. Liaisons engage their peers in sustainable behaviors in order to develop a culture of sustainability among faculty and staff at SCU. Faculty who are interested in living/working more sustainably meet to discuss how to be change agents in their social and professional networks, including research and curriculum.

Faculty Liaisons meet for one hour each month during the academic year to discuss strategies to implement sustainability within their curriculum and research. Participants are expected to spend an additional hour each month completing action items from the Liaison meeting, developing initiatives in their departments, creating sustainability-related coursework, and presenting information to colleagues.


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

Any and all faculty members are invited to join the Faculty Sustainability Liaisons. Similar to the Workplace Liaisons program, our Faculty Sustainability Liaisons strive to engage their peers - reaching as many faculty across campus as possible.


Number of trained employee educators (2nd program):
20

Number of weeks the employee educators program is active annually (2nd program):
38

Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained employee educator (2nd program):
0.50

Total number of hours worked annually by trained employee educators (2nd program):
380

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:

Sustainability Guides is a program that enables individuals who desire to have campus sustainability knowledge become trained to serve as hotspots of information for students, faculty, and staff.
Requirements:
1. Share your sustainability knowledge when asked
2. Earn at least one sustainability badge per quarter
3. Attend at least one Center for Sustainability event per quarter
4. Read our monthly info emails

Training and resources for Sustainability Guides will focus on how to contribute to sustainable operations of the campus. Faculty, staff, or student employees who wish to learn more about sustainability beyond SCU and serve as a peer educator while integrating sustainability in their workplace are encouraged to become Sustainability Liaisons.

A Sustainability Guide answers SCU sustainability questions from any campus community members and promotes sustainability events.


Number of trained employee educators (all other programs):
20

Number of weeks, on average, the employee educators programs are active annually (all other programs):
52

Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained employee educator (all other programs):
0.10

Total number of hours worked annually by trained employee educators (all other programs):
104

Grand total number of hours worked annually by trained employee educators (all programs):
1,030

Hours worked annually by trained employee sustainability educators per employee served by a peer-to-peer program:
0.55

Website URL where information about the employee sustainability educators programs is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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