Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.05
Liaison Kimberly Reeves
Submission Date Feb. 15, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Colorado Colorado Springs
EN-7: Employee Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.64 / 3.00 Kimberly Reeves
Interim Director of Sustainability
Sustainability Office
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Total number of employees:
1,627

Total number of employees served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
150

Percentage of employees served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
9.22

Name of the employee educators program (1st program):
Kraemer Family Library Team Green

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

The Kraemer Family Library (KFL) Team Green provides education and outreach to all the library staff and library users. The mission of the KFL Team Green is to “raise awareness of sustainability opportunities in the Kraemer Family Library and around the UCCS campus, and explore ways to enable environmentally sustainable behavior in our professional and personal lives.” They conduct monthly Team Green meetings to achieve goals set in their 2021 Sustainability Plan including a section on staff training.


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

The KFL Team Green meets monthly to review and train members to become “experts” in the following sustainability related topics: purchasing, zero waste, multi-modal transportation options, diversity and equity, renewable energy, water and energy conservation, and more. The committee utilizes the content from these meetings to host programs, events, and implement projects to educate the UCCS community. The committee has received grant funding through the Green Action Fund for active study stations, zero waste initiatives, and multi-modal transportation support. They have also implemented energy efficiency strategies, support of sustainability speakers, and increased purchasing of sustainability books and journals. Each of these initiatives and campaigns are communicated through their marketing platforms including the Circulation Desk display, which also integrates various books as ways for our campus community to learn more about the topics. The KFL Team Green also attends events and tables to provide additional educational outreach. They are the first and most successful committee that is part of our Green Team Network, a new initiative which strives to provide support to each department in finding sustainable solutions to their departmental processes.


Number of trained employee educators (1st program):
6

Number of weeks the employee educators program is active annually (1st program):
52

Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained employee educator (1st program):
2

Total number of hours worked annually by trained employee educators (1st program):
624

Website URL where information about the employee educators program is available (1st program) :
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Number of weeks the employee educators program is active annually (2nd program):
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A brief description of all other employee peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education programs:
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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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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):
624

Hours worked annually by trained employee sustainability educators per employee served by a peer-to-peer program:
0.38

Website URL where information about the employee sustainability educators programs is available:
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