Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.70
Liaison Kevin Kirsche
Submission Date June 22, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Georgia
EN-1: Student Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.41 / 4.00 Lily Houston
Student Assistant
FMD
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Number of students enrolled for credit:
38,920

Total number of students served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
11,389

Percentage of students served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
29.26

Name of the student educators program (1st program):
UGA Housing Community Council EcoReps

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

The EcoRep position is an addition to each building’s community council executive board. The EcoReps are responsible for learning about current issues in sustainability and the environment, then educating those in their residence halls about those issues through active and passive programming and bulletin boards or flyers. The EcoReps also assist the rest of the community council executive board and general body in efforts to increase sustainability within their buildings.


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

The EcoReps are trained by staff from University Housing and the Office of Sustainability. They attend meetings and workshops to help them learn how to communicate and to educate themselves on sustainability topics. They also attend a conference in the spring. The EcoReps hold events in housing and assist UGA Housing in sustainable initiatives. They do this by being residents within the residence halls and using peer to peer education and activities including clothing swaps, sustainable arts and crafts, educational movie nights, and more activities that bring awareness to environmental issues.


Number of trained student educators (1st program):
13

Number of weeks the student educators program is active annually (1st program):
31

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

Total number of hours worked annually by trained student educators (1st program):
806

Website URL where information about the student educators program is available (1st program):
Name of the student educators program (2nd program):
Office of Sustainability Student Internship Program

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

The Office of Sustainability Student Internship Program provides UGA students with opportunities for hands-on learning and professional development through meaningful engagement with the University of Georgia community. Prospective interns should be committed to practicing sustainability in their personal and professional lives and advancing a more Sustainable UGA. Opportunities are offered each semester in the form of unpaid, credit and paid internships. Specific and intentional peer-to-peer education and outreach occurs through most internship positions, as well as a requirement that each intern participate in a campus-wide sustainability event. Some of these activities include engaging with UGA freshmen in the Green Cup Challenge to reduce energy, water and waste; planning and participation in waste reduction activities through Recyclemania; organizing and educating peers through multiple themed events during UGA's Earth Week; engaging other students in hands-on watershed improvement efforts; etc.


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

The students are mentored by supervisors in the Office of Sustainability and the Athens area. They attend a weekly meeting all together for professional development and check-ins. There are many interns working on projects that impact students, the community, and more. All projects have different audiences, but the point of all projects are to bring awareness to the different sectors of sustainability.


Number of trained student educators (2nd program):
30

Number of weeks the student educators program is active annually (2nd program):
32

Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained student educator (2nd program):
10

Total number of hours worked annually by trained student educators (2nd program):
9,600

Website URL where information about the student educators program is available (2nd program):
Name of the student educators program (3rd program):
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A brief description of the student educators program (3rd program):
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A brief description of the student educators program’s target audience (3rd program):
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Number of trained student educators (3rd program):
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Number of weeks the student educators program is active annually (3rd program):
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Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained student educator (3rd program):
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Total number of hours worked annually by trained student educators (3rd program):
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Website URL where information about the student educators program is available (3rd program):
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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):
10,406

Hours worked annually by trained student sustainability educators per student served by a peer-to-peer program:
0.91

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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