Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.71
Liaison Sharmilla Raj
Submission Date May 6, 2024

STARS v2.2

Toronto Metropolitan University
EN-7: Employee Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.62 / 3.00
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Total number of employees:
5,500

Total number of employees served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
5,500

Percentage of employees served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
100

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

A brief description of the employee educators program (1st program):
The Sustainability Ambassador Program is an opportunity for TMU’s faculty and staff to take a leading role in fostering a culture of sustainability across our campus.
Inspire your colleagues by spearheading sustainability initiatives and campaign engagement. Build momentum for sustainability in your department and help make a tangible difference.

What you’ll gain from the role:
Learn about sustainability best practices that can be applied within your department and campus wide.
Collaborate with a diverse group of faculty and staff who share your passion for sustainability
Make a real difference in reducing TMU’s environmental footprint
Contribute to sustainability discussions that help shape practices and policies that support TMU’s strategic objectives and long-term sustainability goals.

Commitment:
Sustainability Staff and Faculty Ambassadors are expected to:
Attend one mandatory orientation/training session (approximately 1.5 hours). The training session will help develop your skills and knowledge to make meaningful changes in your workplace.
Connect, collaborate and share knowledge at quarterly team meetings. Build on your knowledge of sustainability-related topics and explore the challenges and opportunities for advancing sustainability practices on campus.
Contribute at minimum two hours of work time* per month on promoting and implementing sustainability-related campaigns and practices.
Take away knowledge you can use to educate your co-workers on topics that will help foster a culture of sustainability at TMU.

A brief description of the employee educators program’s target audience (1st program):
Any part- or full-time faculty or administrative staff who is interested in sustainability and in promoting it in their office.

Number of trained employee educators (1st program):
5

Number of weeks the employee educators program is active annually (1st program):
52

Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained employee educator (1st program):
0.50

Total number of hours worked annually by trained employee educators (1st program):
25.50

Website URL where information about the employee educators program is available (1st program) :
Name of the employee educators program (2nd program):
Green Labs Program

A brief description of the employee educators program (2nd program):
Developed by the Sustainability Office in consultation with Environmental Health and Safety, the Green Labs Program presents an opportunity for lab users to lead by example and implement safe and sustainable solutions to reduce the environmental footprint of their labs.

Participants learn about best practices, exchange ideas, participate in events and competitions, and access resources to succeed.

Key areas covered in the program:
Energy Conservation and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction
Sustainable Waste Management
Water Conservation
Chemical Handling
Sustainable Purchasing
Engagement

A brief description of the employee educators program’s target audience (2nd program):
Every lab space throughout campus is eligible for this program. Each lab can select a Green Lab rep or form a team to register.

Number of trained employee educators (2nd program):
10

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):
0.25

Total number of hours worked annually by trained employee educators (2nd program):
130

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:
OVPECI Community of Practice

The Community of Practice is an integrative, multidisciplinary resource and ideas exchange body designed to groundswell and mobilize equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) activity on campus. In addition to monthly meetings where participants share and expand their equity knowledge, the Community of Practice hosts events, training sessions and conferences on equity issues to foster an intersectional and interdependent approach to the unique complexity of equity groups both in a Canadian and global context.

Members include TMU students, faculty and staff who participate in shared equity, diversity and inclusion learning, presenting and resource development. The aim of the community of practice is to create dialogic opportunities for its members to share ideas and enhance their professional learning in the area of EDI.

https://www.torontomu.ca/equity/programs-reports/ovpeci-community-practice/

Number of trained employee educators (all other programs):
275

Number of weeks, on average, the employee educators programs are active annually (all other programs):
24

Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained employee educator (all other programs):
4

Total number of hours worked annually by trained employee educators (all other programs):
288

Grand total number of hours worked annually by trained employee educators (all programs):
443.50

Hours worked annually by trained employee sustainability educators per employee served by a peer-to-peer program:
0.08

Website URL where information about the employee sustainability educators programs is available:
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