Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 74.63
Liaison Sam Lubow
Submission Date July 30, 2014
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STARS v2.0

Stanford University
EN-8: Staff Professional Development

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Moira Hafer
Sustainability Specialist
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution make available training and/or other professional development opportunities in sustainability to all staff at least once per year?:

A brief description of the sustainability trainings and professional development opportunities available to staff :

The Cardinal Green Training Series was launched in 2012 through the university’s AXESS/STARS system. Available to all Stanford staff and faculty, the training courses provide a hands-on exploration of conservation measures and best practices at Stanford. Delivering formal training to the Stanford community was one of the key actions identified through the Sustainability 3.0 strategic planning process completed in 2012.

The Cardinal Green training courses are offered seasonally, in partnership with related Cardinal Green campaigns. Currently available Cardinal Green training modules include:

(1) SST 1000: Sustainable Office Spaces - Offered in Fall Quarter
This session provides a hands-on demonstration of how Stanford's Building Level Sustainability Program can help lead workplaces to greater resource conservation. Employees will learn how to "green" their individual workspace and gain strategies to create a sustainable office environment for their group or building.

(2) SST 2000: Best Practices in Waste Reduction - Offered in Winter Quarter
Employees will learn about reducing their waste impact and becoming leaders in their workplaces. This course demonstrates best practices in waste reduction through the 5R's (reduce, reuse, recycle, rot, rebuy) in order to help jumpstart improvements in employee workplaces.

Training courses that will be implemented in Summer 2014 include:
(1) Water Wise Gardening
(2) Green Events at Stanford
(3) Alternative Commute Planning

The Office of Sustainability has also partnered with BeWell to offer the Sustainable Stanford Training Series as BeWell berry-eligible courses under the "Environmental Health" berry category.

The percentage of staff that participated in training and/or other professional development opportunities in sustainability during the previous year:

The website URL where information about staff training opportunities in sustainability is available:
Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution or simply email your inquiry to stars@aashe.org.