Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 70.10
Liaison Francis Mitalo
Submission Date March 5, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of California, Riverside
EN-1: Student Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.63 / 4.00 Fortino Morales
Sustainability Officer
Office of Sustainability
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Number of students enrolled for credit:
23,922

Total number of students served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
7,582

Percentage of students served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
31.69

Name of the student educators program (1st program):
The Office of Sustainability

A brief description of the student educators program (1st program):
The Office of Sustainability trains interns to help in supporting UCR’s commitment to sustainability by providing guidance for campus operations, academic endeavors, and service activities. For example, the Office of Sustainability hosts an informational coffee hour every quarter where student staff, representing the working groups within the Office, talk to students, staff and faculty and answer questions about sustainability.
https://sustainability.ucr.edu/

A brief description of the student educators program’s target audience (1st program):
The goal of the Office of Sustainability is to make the campus more sustainable. Student team members organize outreach programs and events to educate their peers on campus. This is done through collaboration between campus departments, faculty, staff, and students.

Number of trained student educators (1st program):
19

Number of weeks the student educators program is active annually (1st program):
38

Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained student educator (1st program):
15

Total number of hours worked annually by trained student educators (1st program):
8,122.50

Website URL where information about the student educators program is available (1st program):
Name of the student educators program (2nd program):
Green Campus Action Plan

A brief description of the student educators program (2nd program):
Green Campus Action Plan (GCAP) promotes sustainability through Green Grants, Large Scale Initiatives, and Internship programs in order to empower students and departments to pursue sustainability projects of their own. Interns can be seen working at 7 different departments on-campus including the R'Closet and Dining Services, working on projects ranging from sustainable food initiatives to a re-used, professional clothing closet. Campus departments that have been allocated interns conduct their own hiring process and report their chosen representatives as soon as the position becomes filled. Interns are trained by campus departments and then use their knowledge to engage their student peers in these various areas and inspire change. Some responsibilities of GCAP members include coordinating sustainability related programming events, organizing tabling during the regular school year, coordinating social media outreach, presenting initiatives to students throughout campus, and coordinating specific sustainability initiatives, in addition to other duties.

A brief description of the student educators program’s target audience (2nd program):
GCAP primarily targets students who need funds for their sustainability-related projects. Its student members work on sustainability projects and organize outreach events that educate students about sustainability. Members also host workshops and use social media to educate students.

Number of trained student educators (2nd program):
25

Number of weeks the student educators program is active annually (2nd program):
33

Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained student educator (2nd program):
5.40

Total number of hours worked annually by trained student educators (2nd program):
4,513

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

A brief description of the student educators program (3rd program):
The mission of the UCR’s Green Labs group is to promote the reduction of the energy and resource waste created by laboratories at UCR without disturbing the objectives of research. Green Labs works with lab managers, principal investigators, and lab staff workers to guide their laboratories into becoming energy efficient and sustainable. The Green Labs team is comprised of graduate and undergraduate students.

A brief description of the student educators program’s target audience (3rd program):
Peers working with Green Labs aim to educate lab personnel on lab waste and sustainable practices, understand barriers to green lab practice, offer easy and effortless options to reduce waste from researcher, empower researchers to be strong advocates for sustainability, and create lab space that promotes sustainable practices and behaviors.

Number of trained student educators (3rd program):
5

Number of weeks the student educators program is active annually (3rd program):
33

Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained student educator (3rd program):
15

Total number of hours worked annually by trained student educators (3rd program):
2,310

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):
14,945.50

Hours worked annually by trained student sustainability educators per student served by a peer-to-peer program:
1.97

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 source(s) and notes about the submission:
The population numbers are from Fall 2019. The numbers reported for part 1 are from 2018-2019 academic year.
Hours reported exclude administrative work, strategic planning work, and related tasks.
Credit prepared by Michelle Baron and revised by Chelsea Lee.

The population numbers are from Fall 2019. The numbers reported for part 1 are from 2018-2019 academic year.
Hours reported exclude administrative work, strategic planning work, and related tasks.
Credit prepared by Michelle Baron and revised by Chelsea Lee.

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