Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 62.73
Liaison Tina Woolston
Submission Date Aug. 1, 2011
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Tufts University
ER-1: Student Sustainability Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.97 / 5.00 Tina Woolston
Director
Office of Sustainability
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Total number of degree-seeking students enrolled at the institution:
7,186

Program name (1st program):
Tufts Eco-Reps

Number of students served by the program (1st program):
2,829

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

The position was advertised through various listservs and websites, and interested students were sent an application. The co-coordinators interviewed all applicants, and chose 10 Reps along with the guidance of the Director of the Tufts Office of Sustainability.


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

Before the program began, the Eco-Reps had a training day consisting of group development activities, the history of Eco-Reps at Tufts, a discussion of roles and responsibilities, the formulation of community standards, a brainstorm of activities, and a lecture on behavior change and social marketing. The formal training extends into the semester, as the Eco-Reps meet once a week to learn about about environmental issues and participate in leadership development.


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

The program is coordinated by two upperclassmen, who are mentored by the Sustainability Program Director. Presently, the program is supported financially only by the Office of Sustainability (for the reps' small stipends) and by Residential Life for some individual events.


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Tufts was also home to one of the first "Student Sustainability Educators Programs", the original Eco-Reps program, which ran from 2001-2006. For information on that program, see http://sustainability.tufts.edu/?pid=106.

We calculated "Students Served by Eco-Reps" by adding the number of residents that live in each dorm that is served by an Eco-Rep and an estimate of the students who attended events but did not live in those dorms.

Number of degree seeking students is from the 2009-2010 school year.

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