Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 71.62
Liaison Michelle Perez
Submission Date March 5, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of California, San Diego
EN-7: Employee Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.52 / 3.00 Jennifer Bowser
Sustainability Program Coordinator
Sustainability
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Total number of employees:
26,709

Total number of employees served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
399

Percentage of employees served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
1.49

Name of the employee educators program (1st program):
Green Office Certification (GOC) Program

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

The Green Office Certification (GOC) program educates sustainability staff champions working in office spaces on campus promote resource conservation and receive recognition for their leadership in sustainability. The GOC team works with office staff to identify opportunities to implement or improve existing sustainable practices and earn points toward certification. Staff champions then train others in their department or office on greener office practices they adopt to get recertified. In 2018-19, the GOC Program educated approximately 207 staff members across a variety of campus departments.


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

Staff working in office space on campus


Number of trained employee educators (1st program):
23

Number of weeks the employee educators program is active annually (1st program):
48

Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained employee educator (1st program):
0.38

Total number of hours worked annually by trained employee educators (1st program):
414

Website URL where information about the employee educators program is available (1st program) :
Name of the employee educators program (2nd program):
Green Labs Certification Program

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

The Green Labs Certification program works with a lab manager or other designated primary contact to assess sustainable behaviors in the areas of energy, cold storage, ventilation, water, waste reduction, hazardous chemicals, equipment, procurement, travel, and stewardship to identify where the lab can implement better practices. The primary contact trains other research staff, including incoming/new members, on the sustainable practices specific to their lab. In 2018-19, the Green Labs Certification Program educated approximately 192 staff members across a variety of campus departments.


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

Research staff working in labs on campus


Number of trained employee educators (2nd program):
51

Number of weeks the employee educators program is active annually (2nd program):
48

Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained employee educator (2nd program):
0.38

Total number of hours worked annually by trained employee educators (2nd program):
918

Website URL where information about the employee educators program is available (2nd program):
A brief description of all other employee peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education programs:

The Staff Sustainability Network (SSN) is to bring awareness, transparency, and collaboration to existing sustainability efforts on campus; provide support in pursuing new opportunities for positive impact; and connect faculty, staff, students, alumni, and community members with similar eco-passions. Any staff member can join. The benefits of membership include: participating in activities and events that promote awareness of sustainability efforts; networking opportunities to meet people from the campus and community; and discovering more resources and information on sustainability issues. SSN holds monthly meetings, annual outreach events and tabling at events like the annual summer staff celebration and has offered grants in recent years to staff led sustainability projects.


Number of trained employee educators (all other programs):
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Number of weeks, on average, the employee educators programs are active annually (all other programs):
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Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained employee educator (all other programs):
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Total number of hours worked annually by trained employee educators (all other programs):
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Grand total number of hours worked annually by trained employee educators (all programs):
1,332

Hours worked annually by trained employee sustainability educators per employee served by a peer-to-peer program:
0.05

Website URL where information about the employee sustainability educators programs is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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