Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.50
Liaison Derek Nichols
Submission Date May 17, 2022

STARS v2.2

University at Buffalo
EN-1: Student Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.53 / 4.00 Ken Kern
Building Service Operations Manager
Campus Living
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Number of students enrolled for credit:
31,953

Total number of students served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
7,636

Percentage of students served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
23.90

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

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

The Eco-Rep leadership program is a volunteer program for students on-campus, which have an interest in practicing and promoting sustainable living. Promoted behaviors include recycling, energy and water conservation, and environmental issues. An Eco-Rep’s main purpose is to educate fellow students about the importance of living in a sustainable manner. Eco-reps are asked to further their awareness surrounding sustainability, and actively participate in leading other students to join them in this pursuit. The Eco-reps share ecological information and opinions with their peers and promote practice of behaviors which help create a more sustainable world. Eco-reps perform a variety of tasks, such as coordinating and hosting informative hall programs, designing and installing educational bulletin boards, or organizing competitions between residences on each floor to reduce waste. Eco-reps are expected to help with Floor/Hall presentations, Campus Race to Zero Waste, and various promotional events to raise awareness such as Bike Tune Up Days and the UB ReUse Move Out program. Eco-reps are asked to educate peers on a variety of topics throughout the semester which are discussed at organizational meetings.


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

EcoReps are responsible for educating students living in residence halls and within campus-managed apartments, as well as education resident advisors in the halls and community assistants in the apartments.


Number of trained student educators (1st program):
7

Number of weeks the student educators program is active annually (1st program):
20

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

Total number of hours worked annually by trained student educators (1st program):
40

Website URL where information about the student educators program is available (1st program):
Name of the student educators program (2nd program):
Campus Dining and Shops student Sustainability Coordinators

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

Sustainability Coordinators are managed and trained through UB's Campus Dining & Shops department and offer programming focused on food-related issues such as Weigh the Waste events to encourage less-wasteful eating habits; the Pride of New York Showcase which highlights the local harvest season in Western New York; Campus Race to Zero Waste which emphasizes minimizing waste on campus and increasing diversion of materials from landfill/incineration and New York Maple Weekend in the spring which features maple products and tells the story of Sugar Shacks in the region.


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

Sustainability Coordinators are responsible for educating students who eat within the residential dining halls.


Number of trained student educators (2nd program):
1

Number of weeks the student educators program is active annually (2nd program):
32

Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained student educator (2nd program):
12

Total number of hours worked annually by trained student educators (2nd program):
160

Website URL where information about the student educators program is available (2nd program):
Name of the student educators program (3rd program):
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A brief description of the student educators program (3rd program):
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A brief description of the student educators program’s target audience (3rd program):
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Number of trained student educators (3rd program):
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Number of weeks the student educators program is active annually (3rd program):
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Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained student educator (3rd program):
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Total number of hours worked annually by trained student educators (3rd program):
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Website URL where information about the student educators program is available (3rd program):
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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):
200

Hours worked annually by trained student sustainability educators per student served by a peer-to-peer program:
0.03

Website URL where information about the student sustainability educators programs is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Data is from academic year 2019-2020.

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