Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 71.58
Liaison James Gordon
Submission Date March 3, 2015
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Thompson Rivers University
EN-1: Student Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.18 / 4.00 James Gordon
Environmental Programs and Research Coordinator
TRU Office of Environment and Sustainability
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Does the institution coordinate one or more ongoing student, peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education programs that meet the criteria for this credit?:
Yes

Number of degree-seeking students enrolled at the institution:
22,641

Name of the student educators program (1st program):
TRU Green Team (TRU School of Business and Economics)

Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (1st program):
1,000

A brief description of the program, including examples of peer-to-peer outreach activities (1st program):

During the 2012-2013 school year, The TRU Green Team (now called the SoBE Sustainability Committee; which is a standing committee but is not currently active) reached out to members in the School of Business and Economics. The purpose of the Green Team was to offer opportunities for faculty, staff, and students to take steps toward preserving or protecting the environment in and around their respective campus buildings as well as on the campus as a whole. The Green Team accomplished this by developing strategies for greater overall awareness about environmental issues on campus, and providing suggestions to staff and students about what they could do on a personal basis in a friendly, welcoming manner.


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

Students apply to the Chair of the committee and the faculty elects the educators.


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

Students received materials and information on sustainability measures that TRU was taking, as well as ways in which such measures could be taken at home or in residence. The students were also given information on rating systems, for example Corporate Knights; which rates sustainability in business schools.


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

The Dean's Office in the School of Business and Economics provided administrative support and the TRU Office of Environment & Sustainability provided program and research support to the Green Team when needed, as well as coordinated with them on information about upcoming events and measures being taken to improve sustainability on campus and in the community. The Director of Environment and Sustainability was a member of the Green Team .


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Name(s) of the student educator program(s) (all other programs):
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Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by all other student educator programs:
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Total number of hours student educators are engaged in peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education activities annually:
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The website URL for the peer-to-peer student outreach and education program(s):

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