Overall Rating Platinum
Overall Score 85.48
Liaison Emmanuelle Jodoin
Submission Date Dec. 6, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Université de Sherbrooke
EN-1: Student Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Véronique Bisaillon
Sustainable Development Education Advisor
Office of the Vice-President, Administration and Sustainable Development
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Number of students enrolled for credit (headcount):
31,192

Total number of students enrolled for credit that are served (i.e. directly targeted) by a student peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program (avoid double-counting to the extent feasible):
31,192

Percentage of students served by a peer-to-peer educator program:
100

Name of the student educators program:
Green Team (Équipe verte)

Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (headcount):
31,192

A brief description of the program, including examples of peer-to-peer outreach activities:

The Université de Sherbrooke Équipe verte, meaning Green Team, is a student group that works to improve sustainable development practices at the University. The Équipe verte consists of about fifteen students hired by the University each year.

Members of the Équipe verte are trained to educate and raise awareness pertaining to sustainable development issues among their peers and to answer questions from members of the broader university community.

The University Équipe verte is divided into three components: the eco-friendly events and activities component, the waste management component and the life in residences component. A permanent Équipe verte is necessary to meet the institution's growing needs for eco-friendly strategies and goals. The Équipe verte is available to work during events and awareness activities, but also in the daily life of the University residences.


A brief description of how the student educators are selected:

The eligibility criteria for students to be part of the Équipe verte (and employed) are as follows:
Be eligible for the Work-Study Program;
Be full-time students.
Students interested in joining the Équipe verte are recruited at the beginning of the academic year or the beginning of a new semester. The main criteria are interest and availability.


A brief description of the formal training that the student educators receive to prepare them to conduct peer outreach:

Staff from the Office of the Vice-President, Administration and Sustainable Development hold a training session for student members of the Équipe verte. The main topics addressed are related to eco-friendly event planning, waste management issues as well as on cues to develop interpersonal communication skills.


A brief description of the financial and/or administrative support the institution provides to the program (e.g. annual budget and/or faculty/staff coordination):

The Équipe verte is funded by the Fonds conjoint pour les initiatives de développement durable, meaning Joint Fund for Sustainable Development Initiatives. This fund, which is available to students and staff, is intended to support initiatives that have an impact within the university community and are not linked to a teaching activity. The Office of the Vice-President, Administration and Sustainable Development financially supports the initiative for the residences component and the Facilities Service see to the waste management component.


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A brief description of all other student peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education programs, including the number of students served and how student educators are selected, trained, and supported by the institution:
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Total number of hours student educators are engaged in peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education activities annually (all programs):
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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All students are directly targeted by the Green Team; it is its very purpose to educate and raise awareness among peers.

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