Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.61
Liaison Tina Woolston
Submission Date Nov. 2, 2022

STARS v2.2

Tufts University
EN-1: Student Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.77 / 4.00 Tina Woolston
Director
Office of Sustainability
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Number of students enrolled for credit:
12,219

Total number of students served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
5,623

Percentage of students served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
46.02

Name of the student educators program (1st program):
Tufts Eco-Reps

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

The Tufts Eco-Representatives (Eco-Reps) are a group of residential students who help to raise awareness about ecological issues, encourage environmentally responsible behavior in their hallmates and peers, and plan related events and activities. They also manage compost bins in the residence halls, table for meatless mondays every week, organize group activities, collaborative projects, and represent the Eco-Reps program at various campus-wide events. Examples of these activities include movie screenings, clothing swaps, pop-up thrift stores, and "Waste Less" Dinners at the dining halls.

Eco-Reps are also responsible for planning and executing behavior change campaigns in their residence halls. Eco-Reps use campaigns to effectively reach their residents through targeted behavior change centered around a common theme. Eco-Reps attend a four-day training at the beginning of the fall semester as well as mandatory weekly meetings throughout the academic year.


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

The Eco Reps target audience is undergraduate students, primarily whom are living in on-campus housing, but their programming is open to all.


Number of trained student educators (1st program):
22

Number of weeks the student educators program is active annually (1st program):
29

Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained student educator (1st program):
3

Total number of hours worked annually by trained student educators (1st program):
1,914

Website URL where information about the student educators program is available (1st program):
Name of the student educators program (2nd program):
Tufts SIECO reps

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

The SIECO Representatives, a subdivision of the Tufts Eco Representatives, aims to engage Special Interest and wood-frame housing on campus with environmental initiatives and sustainable behavior change. Established in 2014 as the GreEco Reps program, and transitioned in 2020 to the SIECO Reps program, Reps from a wide range of special interest housing encourage environmentally conscious behaviors through hosting educational seminars, collaborating with other student clubs and local nonprofit organizations, sustainable infrastructure updates, and promoting Tufts Eco Rep campaigns.


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

The SIECO Reps primarily focuses on sustainability programming and projects for fraternity, sorority, and other special interest housing on campus.


Number of trained student educators (2nd program):
6

Number of weeks the student educators program is active annually (2nd program):
29

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

Total number of hours worked annually by trained student educators (2nd program):
174

Website URL where information about the student educators program is available (2nd program):
Name of the student educators program (3rd program):
Green Team Leader

A brief description of the student educators program (3rd program):

A student leader is hired to manage the Grafton Green Team, which is a group of faculty, staff and students who run sustainability initiatives at The Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, such as the classroom compost program.


A brief description of the student educators program’s target audience (3rd program):

The Green Team focusses on coordinating and supporting sustainability initiatives on the Grafton Veterinary campus. Other Green teams on the three other campuses are entirely made up of faculty and staff.


Number of trained student educators (3rd program):
1

Number of weeks the student educators program is active annually (3rd program):
31

Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained student educator (3rd program):
10

Total number of hours worked annually by trained student educators (3rd program):
310

Website URL where information about the student educators program is available (3rd program):
A brief description of all other student peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education programs:
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Number of trained student educators (all other programs):
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Number of weeks, on average, the student educators programs are active annually (all other programs):
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Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per student educator (all other programs) :
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Total number of hours worked annually by trained student educators (all other programs):
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Grand total number of hours worked annually by trained student sustainability educators (all programs):
2,398

Hours worked annually by trained student sustainability educators per student served by a peer-to-peer program:
0.43

Website URL where information about the student sustainability educators programs is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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We calculated students served by adding the number of residents that live in each dorm that is served by an Eco-Rep, the number of residents in Greek life impacted by the SIECO Reps, and the students population for the Grafton campus. These students should not be double counted. The Eco-Reps program has expanded to cover all upperclassmen residence halls, the medical student residence hall in Boston, and the apartment style student housing on the SMFA campus in Boston. Additionally, it interacts with off-campus students through larger campus wide events such as a sustainability scavenger hunt and other events throughout the year.

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