Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 50.52
Liaison Megan Varnadore
Submission Date Feb. 18, 2021

STARS v2.2

Sonoma State University
EN-7: Employee Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.05 / 3.00 Megan Varnadore
Director of Resiliency and Sustainability Operations
Risk Management & Safety Services
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Total number of employees:
1,374

Total number of employees served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
500

Percentage of employees served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
36.39

Name of the employee educators program (1st program):
President's Climate Action Commitment

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

Using the scope of the Second Nature president's Climate Action Commitment three employees made presentations to key stakeholders and governing committees throughout the campus to not only educate the community but to ensure the community was knowledgable, prepared, and willing to make the efforts necessary to move the campus to much greater sustainability and resilience with a goal of zero carbon emissions and campuswide transformative impacts.
The trainers are Energy and sustainability professionals within their job duties and continuously follow legislation, best practices, interact with professional organizations and professionals throughout the 23 California State University campuses. The activities involve providing baseline awareness related to sustainability (e.g., recycling, energy conservation, food security, social justice, climate change and carbon emissions role). Leaving trainees with a call to action to review their own areas of responsibility to determine what steps can be made within there area.


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

The initial target audiences have been the Academic Senate, Associated students governance, staff councils, administrators from the executive level to front line managers.


Number of trained employee educators (1st program):
4

Number of weeks the employee educators program is active annually (1st program):
33

Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained employee educator (1st program):
20

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

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Name of the employee educators program (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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Grand total number of hours worked annually by trained employee educators (all programs):
1,000

Hours worked annually by trained employee sustainability educators per employee served by a peer-to-peer program:
0.73

Website URL where information about the employee sustainability educators programs is available:
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