Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 67.01
Liaison Connie Norton
Submission Date Oct. 29, 2014
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Simon Fraser University
EN-6: Employee Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Landon Hoyt
Community Engagement Coordinator
SFU Sustainability Office
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Does the institution administer or oversee an ongoing faculty/staff peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program that meets the criteria for this credit?:
Yes

Total number of employees:
4,942
+ Date Revised: Jan. 9, 2015

Name of the employee educators program (1st program) :
Sustainability Ambassadors

Number of employees served by the program (1st program):
4,942
+ Date Revised: July 27, 2015

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

Ambassadors are recruited from departments on campus that do not already have an Ambassador. Those that have to step down from their Ambassador role or move to a different department are requested to recruit a replacement staff member before leaving.


A brief description of the formal training that the employee educators receive (1st program):

Sustainability Ambassadors go through a brief orientation session with Sustainability Office staff before their first meeting with all Ambassadors. Each semester, the Ambassadors take on a project facilitated by Sustainability Office programming and priorities. They receive specific training through "Lunch and Learn" sessions each month, and are asked to commit to several actions each semester, which are typically some sort of pilot project (compost bins, Green Office Certification, etc) for the university.
Ambassadors volunteer a suggested 1 hour a month during work time and receive support and resources to carry out their roles. All projects are designed to be easy enough to accomplish with minimal work and flexible enough to fit into a busy schedule.


A brief description of the staff and/or other financial support the institution provides to the program (1st program):

Sustainability Office staff provides coordination of monthly "Lunch and Learn" sessions and assistance and support for pursuing sustainability initiatives in their departments. There is one dedicated FTE for Community Engagement at the SFU Sustainability Office, and other employees often contribute to the development and delivery of the Sustainability Ambassadors program. Resources for each semesterly campaign are uploaded on the Sustainability Ambassador(SA) website and kept up to date based on the feedback received from SAs.


The website URL where information about the program is available (1st program):
http://www.sfu.ca/sustainability/engagement/get-involved/sustainability-ambassadors.html
+ Date Revised: Jan. 5, 2015

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