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

STARS v2.2

University of Georgia
EN-7: Employee Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.56 / 3.00 Nate Shear
Sustainability Metrics Intern
Office of Sustainability
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Total number of employees:
10,856

Total number of employees served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
450

Percentage of employees served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
4.15

Name of the employee educators program (1st program):
Building Service Worker Academy

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

The BSW academy is a training program administered by the Building Services Department. It teaches (among other things) the green cleaning program and the recycling/waste reduction/composting program to all building service workers at the University of Georgia.


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

The Building Service Worker Academy is designed for staff within the Building Services Department. These employees engaged with chemical cleaning supplies, waste and recycling, and many other environmental aspects of maintaining building cleanliness.


Number of trained employee educators (1st program):
400

Number of weeks the employee educators program is active annually (1st program):
2

Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained employee educator (1st program):
40

Total number of hours worked annually by trained employee educators (1st program):
2,000

Website URL where information about the employee educators program is available (1st program) :
Name of the employee educators program (2nd program):
University Housing Staff Field Trips

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

University Housing Sustainability Coordinator leads experiential learning trips throughout the academic year for Housing staff to become engaged and familiarized with sustainable resources available on campus and throughout the greater Athens-Clarke County region. These field trips provide an opportunity for professional staff stay up to date on current sustainability initiatives that they can also participate in as UGA employees and Athens-Clarke County citizens. These tours offer opportunities for our staff to understand the larger “why” of our work with sustainability initiatives as Student Affairs professionals. These tours offer fun, low-risk ways to break down silos within our own large department which features approximately 250 staff. We’ve had tours to the county recycling facility, landfill, compost facility, UGArden (UGA’s student-community teaching farm), and explored various multi-use paths. This program provides an inclusive approach as to how Housing staff can be aware of and participate in various resources on and off campus.


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

Our target audience is adult learners (new and older employees) within University Housing. Our goal is to provide education on sustainable resources, opportunities to connect across the department, engage in experiential learning, and create buy-in and support of sustainability initiatives within the residence halls. Our target audience is staff that want to learn more about current sustainability engagement/topics as well as staff that want a break from their routine work day.


Number of trained employee educators (2nd program):
50

Number of weeks the employee educators program is active annually (2nd program):
5

Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained employee educator (2nd program):
40

Total number of hours worked annually by trained employee educators (2nd program):
2,000

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:
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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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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):
4,000

Hours worked annually by trained employee sustainability educators per employee served by a peer-to-peer program:
0.37

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