Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 45.12
Liaison Stefanie Smith
Submission Date Aug. 13, 2012
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Stark State College
PAE-15: Employee Sustainability Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.59 / 5.00 Stefanie Smith
Sustainability Coordinator
Academic Affairs
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Total number of people employed by the institution:
1,115

Program name (1st program) :
Green Office Program

Number of employees served by the program (1st program):
354

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

With support from Division Deans or Department Chairs, employees may volunteer to become a Green Team Leader for a specific division or office area.


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

Green Team Leaders are trained by the Sustainability Department. Training includes program review and the provision of materials and resources to implement the program.


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

Stark State is committed to reducing our carbon footprint in as many ways as possible. In order to recognize the efforts of Divisions, the Stark State Sustainability team is introducing a Green Office Program. Working through three levels of achievement, each team can move toward a full Stark State Green Office Certification.

Three Levels to Certification
There are three levels to complete prior to full certification. For each level, at least 75% of the faculty and staff, including the Dean, VP or Division Chair must participate to complete the certification. Team totals include full and part time faculty and staff, as well as student workers. Certification must be verified by that Office’s Green Team Leader. Teams must incorporate as standard business practice, actions on the checklist to achieve stated points. Team leaders are asked to validate their areas’ achievements with a sense of honor and integrity. Each division will need recertification on an annual basis.

Information
The checklist and digital library offer additional resources aimed at helping offices fulfill the goals. However, if anyone in the division has further questions, they can e-mail the Sustainability Group at sustainability@starkstate.edu. Information can also be found at http://www.starkstate.edu/goinggreen or under the Sustainability tab on the digital library at mystarkstate.

Incentives
To begin level one certification, the Green Office Group will host a “sweet inspiration” meeting for the whole division/area. Sweet inspirations will review expectations & tools as well as celebrate the benefits of becoming a Green Office. A certificate will be awarded at each level of certification and the SSC Insider will highlight those division/area accomplishments. At each level, the Sustainability team will provide tools to the division to help them accomplish their certification.

Level One: 50 to 65 points
Level Two: 66 to 80 points
Level Three: 81 to 105 points

Green Office Certification: more than 106 points


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