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Liaison Mark Lichtenstein
Submission Date June 7, 2016
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STARS v2.1

State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry
EN-1: Student Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Mark Lichtenstein
Executive Director of Sustainability
Energy and Sustainability
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Number of students enrolled for credit (headcount):
2183

Total number of students enrolled for credit that are served (i.e. directly targeted) by a student peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program (avoid double-counting to the extent feasible):
569

Percentage of students served by a peer-to-peer educator program:
26.07

Name of the student educators program:
EcoReps

Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (headcount):
569

A brief description of the program, including examples of peer-to-peer outreach activities:

EcoReps are first- and second-year students at ESF who work and live in Centennial Hall (ESF's only residence hall). They work to raise sustainability awareness of global and local sustainability issues and encourage fellow students to adopt more environmentally responsible lifestyles. The EcoReps program is overseen by a partnership between ESF’s Office of Sustainability, Student Affairs, and Centennial Hall, and is funded by the Office of the President. The EcoReps program was started in the fall of 2012 as a volunteer-based program, but now the EcoReps are provided semesterly stipends for their efforts. An upperclassman at ESF is designated as the Head EcoRep. This individual is responsible for running weekly meetings with the EcoReps and ensuring the EcoReps follow through with their responsibilities. The EcoReps are responsible for planning two to three programs/events in the residence hall per semester based on the month’s theme. These themes include ecosystems/food systems, energy, water, climate change, recycling/upcyling, and materials management. These events typically involve educational documentaries, food, and/or an activity/workshop. The EcoReps are also responsible for decorating EcoBoards on their designated floors with information relating to the month’s theme. Through this program, the EcoReps benefit by developing their leadership skills as well as their knowledge of sustainability which they then share with their peers in the residence hall.
https://www.facebook.com/SUNYESFEcoReps/


A brief description of how the student educators are selected:

They are recruited over the summer. Applications are reviewed by the "Head EcoRep," and the three partnering offices. Ten EcoReps were selected in 2015-2016 out of a total of approximately 35 applicants.


A brief description of the formal training that the student educators receive to prepare them to conduct peer outreach:

Introduction to principles of sustainability (vs. environmentalism), sustainability at ESF, campus sustainability features, overview of stakeholders and "agents of change," how to organize and promote events in Centennial Hall, and some leadership training


A brief description of the financial and/or administrative support the institution provides to the program (e.g. annual budget and/or faculty/staff coordination):

EcoReps are volunteers; however, they have access to funds from the Office of Sustainability.


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A brief description of the financial and/or administrative support the institution provides to the program (e.g. annual budget and/or faculty/staff coordination) (2nd program):
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Name of the student educators program (3rd program):
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A brief description of all other student peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education programs, including the number of students served and how student educators are selected, trained, and supported by the institution:
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Total number of hours student educators are engaged in peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education activities annually (all programs):
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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