Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 63.09
Liaison Elida Erickson
Submission Date April 17, 2015
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STARS v2.0

University of California, Santa Cruz
EN-8: Staff Professional Development

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Shauna Casey
Sustainability Programs Manager
Sustainability Office
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Does the institution make available training and/or other professional development opportunities in sustainability to all staff at least once per year?:

A brief description of the sustainability trainings and professional development opportunities available to staff :

Greenwashing Awareness Training is a category of deceptive marketing making it seem a product or service is environmentally preferable when it is not. Examples of Greenwashing include attaching a positive environmental association such as labels containing images of the natural environment to products or services that are not produced/delivered sustainably. Unscrupulous suppliers thrive in the confusion buyers have about which products are environmentally preferred.

The greenwashing awareness training was a collaborative project involving students and staff from various departments with the objective of equipping the UCSC community with strategies to identify false or meaningless environmental claims by university suppliers. The training is available through the campus Learning Management System (LMS) and is a part of the standard CruzBuy classroom-training curriculum.

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The percentage of staff that participated in training and/or other professional development opportunities in sustainability during the previous year:

The website URL where information about staff training opportunities in sustainability is available:

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