Overall Rating Platinum
Overall Score 85.66
Liaison Mark Lichtenstein
Submission Date March 5, 2021

STARS v2.2

State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry
EN-7: Employee Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.71 / 3.00 Sue Fassler
Sustainable Facilities Manager
Facilities
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Total number of employees:
629

Total number of employees served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
89

Percentage of employees served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
14.15

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

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

The Sustainability Champions initiative was launched in January 2020. Faculty and staff members were invited to attend monthly presentations (during the academic year). 2020 topics included: "Sustainable ESF," "Zero Waste ESF," "COVID-19 Cant Stop the Progress," and, "Caring for Household Plants." These sessions shared key information about sustainability programs and progress at the College, informed attendees about ways that they can be involved, and how to integrate sustainability into their lives off campus. Each session ended with a request to share this information with their peers and a follow up survey was sent to gauge how far information spreads.


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

All faculty and staff are targeted as part of the Champions program.


Number of trained employee educators (1st program):
18

Number of weeks the employee educators program is active annually (1st program):
8

Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained employee educator (1st program):
2

Total number of hours worked annually by trained employee educators (1st program):
288

Website URL where information about the employee educators program is available (1st program) :
Name of the employee educators program (2nd program):
Custodial Staff Member Sustainability Training

A brief description of the employee educators program (2nd program):

Custodial staff members attend monthly training sessions to discuss sustainability at the College (particularly zero waste). These training sessions include other custodial specific information, but every session includes content about source reduction, recycling, and compost efforts. Custodial staff members helped to develop the College's current compost program (bin and bag selection, and education/outreach) during these sessions. Staff also shared their experiences in each building and described/discussed aspects of the materials management program that were working well and areas where there could be improvement.

Some custodial staff members opted to further sort compost and recyclable materails at the College, based upon what they learned in these sessions. Building occupants oftentimes ask staff members what belongs in each bin, and in this way, custodial staff members help to educate the larger campus community.


A brief description of the employee educators program’s target audience (2nd program):

Custodial staff members within the Facilities Operations and Services Unit.


Number of trained employee educators (2nd program):
17

Number of weeks the employee educators program is active annually (2nd program):
52

Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained employee educator (2nd program):
2

Total number of hours worked annually by trained employee educators (2nd program):
1,768

Website URL where information about the employee educators program is available (2nd program):
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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Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained employee educator (all other programs):
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Total number of hours worked annually by trained employee educators (all other programs):
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Grand total number of hours worked annually by trained employee educators (all programs):
2,056

Hours worked annually by trained employee sustainability educators per employee served by a peer-to-peer program:
3.27

Website URL where information about the employee sustainability educators programs is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:

January 2020 Sustainability Champions PPT (Sustainable ESF): https://www.esf.edu/sustainability/documents/Sustainability%20Champions%20PPT%20January%202020.pdf

February 2020 Sustainability Champions PPT (Zero Waste ESF): https://www.esf.edu/sustainability/documents/Sustainability%20Champions%20PPT%20January%202020.pdf

October 2020 Sustainability Champions PPT (COVID Cant Stop the Progress):
Uploaded above

November 2020 Sustainability Champions Video (Caring For Household Plants):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nw6wZuOv-xk&feature=youtu.be

February 2021 Sustainability Champions Video (Consciousness in Fashion):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7SQ_5ZJD6tg&t=190s

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