Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.92
Liaison Sally DeLeon
Submission Date Feb. 12, 2014
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University of Maryland, College Park
PAE-13: Staff Professional Development in Sustainability

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Sally DeLeon
Acting Manager
Environmental Safety, Sustainability and Risk
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Does the institution make training and professional development opportunities in sustainability available to all staff?:

A brief description of the sustainability trainings and professional development opportunities available to staff :

Green Office Program - Engages staff, faculty and students in a voluntary, self-guided initiative that promotes best environmental practices at the University of Maryland. The program supports and promotes offices that are taking steps toward reducing their environmental footprint. A series of checklists and tools guides offices through three levels of certification. The program operates through a network of Green Office representatives (GO Reps) in offices across campus. GO Reps are required to attend a one and a half hour training session to learn practices for greening the office.

Smart and Sustainable Campuses Conference - Provides the setting to learn, share and explore how campuses are using their passion for innovation to develop technologies, infrastructure, programs and curricula that address the world's most pressing sustainability challenges. The conference is implemented by University of Maryland, AASHE, and other organizations and all UMD faculty and staff have the opportunity to attend at a discounted registration rate.

University Sustainability Fund - Students, faculty, and staff can apply for funding for projects that promote environmental sustainability, and positively impact and enhance the student experience at UMD.

Chesapeake Project - Two-day workshop where faculty from across the disciplines learn about sustainability and explore unique opportunities to integrate it into their existing courses. A faculty learning community meets throughout the year to continue dialogue on sustainability.

The FYI Listerv that is emailed to all faculty and staff includes a weekly sustainability tip.

University faculty, staff, and retirees are offered free tuition for UMD courses.

The website URL where information about staff training opportunities in sustainability are available:

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