Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.46
Liaison Fortino Morales
Submission Date April 21, 2016
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STARS v2.0

University of California, Riverside
EN-6: Employee Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.81 / 3.00 John Cook
Director of Sustainability
Sustainability
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Does the institution administer or oversee an ongoing faculty/staff peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program that meets the criteria for this credit?:
Yes

Total number of employees:
4,435

Name of the employee educators program (1st program) :
Green Lab Program
+ Date Revised: July 1, 2016

Number of employees served by the program (1st program):
400
+ Date Revised: July 1, 2016

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

The green lab program targets employees who work in the field of science or who are in contact with people working in laboratory. They can be post-docs, lab managers, administrative assistants and procurement assistants. After meeting with the Green Lab Coordinator, they can become an "eco-leader" and promote sustainability actions to their co-workers as well as ensure that sustainable initiatives are maintain once implemented.

+ Date Revised: July 1, 2016

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

The green lab coordinator meets with the employees, often by one-on-one meeting, to discuss the goal of the green lab program and how they can incorporate sustainability into their job. This may include encouraging the procurement of energy efficient equipment; helping the implementation of recycling in laboratory and other space in the building, implementing a campaign to turn equipment and light off in the lab.

+ Date Revised: July 1, 2016

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

The green lab program has funding to award and recognize the eco-leader, as well as supporting a FTE in charge of this program. It also has financial incentive to support sustainable procurement.

+ Date Revised: July 1, 2016

The website URL where information about the program is available (1st program):
http://sustainability.ucr.edu/certification/greenlab.html
+ Date Revised: July 1, 2016

Name of the employee educators program (2nd program):
Developing Sustainability Awareness in the UCR Curriculum
+ Date Revised: July 1, 2016

Number of employees served by the program (2nd program):
791
+ Date Revised: July 1, 2016

A brief description of how the employee educators are selected (2nd program):

UCR Faculty and Staff work peer to peer with other faculty to develop Sustainability awareness for inclusion in curriculum across disciplines.

+ Date Revised: July 1, 2016

A brief description of the formal training that the employee educators receive (2nd program):

Faculty attend workshops or meet one to one with faculty and staff to work directly with their syllabi in incorporating sustainability,. presentations are made about sustainability on campus and the Living Laboratories that are taking place, or have taken place, on campus.

+ Date Revised: July 1, 2016

A brief description of the financial or other support the institution provides to the program (2nd program):

Initial funding for the program was provided by the UC Global Climate Leadership Council, Ongoing funding will come from departments, colleges and the Carbon Neutrality Initiative.

+ Date Revised: July 1, 2016

The website URL where information about the program is available (2nd program):
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Name(s) of the employee educator program(s) (all other programs):
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