Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.82
Liaison Kimberly Reeves
Submission Date Feb. 20, 2015
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STARS v2.0

University of Colorado Colorado Springs
EN-6: Employee Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.02 / 3.00 Linda Kogan
Director
Office of 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:
1,421

Name of the employee educators program (1st program) :
New Building Sustainability Orientations

Number of employees served by the program (1st program):
200

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

Employees are selected by their departments to attend the orientation.


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

The training consists of sharing UCCS sustainability goals, sharing details of the LEED Gold certification, energy and water features, waste minimization, alternative transportation support, and provision of a contact to ask further questions or report issues. In 2014, two of these sessions were held for new buildings with a total of 200 people.


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

Staff are permitted to attend these if they reside in the particular building.


The website URL where information about the program is available (1st program):
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Name of the employee educators program (2nd program):
Chancellors Forum

Number of employees served by the program (2nd program):
250

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

Employees from the Office of Sustainability, Facilities Services, and the members of the UCCS Leadership Team


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

Once per year, employees from the Office of Sustainability, Facilities Services, and the Leadership Team partner to present sustainability updates and programs to interested campus members in an open forum. Topics have included Climate Change and the UCCS Climate Action Plan, Green Buildings and energy savings, and Food.


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

Employees are highly encouraged to attend by the UCCS administration.


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):
Sustainnovation

Number of employees served by all other programs:
35

A brief description of how the employee educators are selected (all other programs):

Self selected


A brief description of the formal training that the employee educators receive (all other programs):

Yearly all-day event sometimes with a focused theme on sustainability. 2014 was focused on sustainable food. 2015 will be on climate change.


A brief description of the staff and/or other financial support the institution provides to the program(s) (all other programs):

UCCS provides space at no charge and helps with marketing the educational event.


The website URL where information about the program(s) is available (all other programs):
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