Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 74.51
Liaison Meredith Moore
Submission Date July 31, 2013
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University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
ER-1: Student Sustainability Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 5.00 / 5.00 Stephanie Lage
Assistant Director
Ctr for Sustainable Environment
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Total number of degree-seeking students enrolled at the institution:
39,379

Program name (1st program):
Student Weatherization Program

Number of students served by the program to whom peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education is offered (1st program):
39,379

A brief description of the program, including examples of peer-to-peer outreach activities (1st program):

This program offered an opportunity for students to get hands-on experience with weatherization technologies for energy savings and technology. There were teams of 2-4 students with team leaders assigned to do energy audits of small buildings on campus. They were trained on the items to look for during their audit, provided with a checklist of topics to review, and led by a student employee under the Facilities and Services Building Maintenance division. Each team created a report that led to physical improvements in the buildings.


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

The student educator was selected through a hiring process to work for Building Maintenance on this specific project. They were required to be interested in sustainability topics, have strong communication skills, and be able to work independently.


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

The first year, the student employee worked with other students on campus to identify the steps needed for an energy audit and create a manual. The second year, the student educator was provided with this manual about energy audits and was given direction from the Building Maintenance division supervisors about energy savings options for the small buildings.


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

The program was financed by the SSC, a student led green-funding board, in cooperation with Facilities and Services. F&S also provided staff support and funding for the upgrades identified by the student teams.


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