Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 60.32
Liaison Andy Mitchell
Submission Date July 16, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Illinois Chicago
EN-7: Employee Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.05 / 3.00 Cynthia Klein-Banai
Associate Chancellor for Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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Total number of employees:
16,673

Total number of employees served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
1,436

Percentage of employees served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
8.61

Name of the employee educators program (1st program):
EcoReps

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

EcoReps help facilitate communication and implementation from the CCSE and the Office of Sustainability to their respective units. We ask each department to designate a staff member to serve as a liaison – an EcoRep – to the Office of Planning, Sustainability, and Project Management.

Employees are provided monthly 30-minute EcoReps webinars on various topics in sustainability including recycling, energy reduction, zero-waste, sustainable purchasing, climate impacts on health, low-carbon transportation, and more.


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

EcoReps use the information provided in the monthly webinar trainings and communications from PSPM to educate colleagues in their offices and units


Number of trained employee educators (1st program):
48

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):
0.06

Total number of hours worked annually by trained employee educators (1st program):
168.48

Website URL where information about the employee educators program is available (1st program) :
Name of the employee educators program (2nd program):
UIC Green Teams

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

UIC's Green Teams work with their department, building, or unit to address sustainability issues, especially UIC's zero-waste Climate Commitment goal. Green teams meet regularly to set goals in waste reduction, purchasing and recycling. They include administration and staff with existing roles in site operations, HR, and marketing, and also include UIC change agents from faculty, staff, and students. While they implement changes at the workplace level, they also educate their peers. If you’re passionate about recycling, or if you’ve ever organized staff volunteer days or food drives, you could be part of a Green Team. All are welcome and invited to be part of these innovative groups.


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

Staff at UI Hospital and Clinics


Number of trained employee educators (2nd program):
25

Number of weeks the employee educators program is active annually (2nd program):
52

Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained employee educator (2nd program):
14

Total number of hours worked annually by trained employee educators (2nd program):
714

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):
882.48

Hours worked annually by trained employee sustainability educators per employee served by a peer-to-peer program:
0.05

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