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-15: Employee Sustainability Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.24 / 5.00 Sally DeLeon
Acting Manager
Environmental Safety, Sustainability and Risk
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Total number of people employed by the institution:
9,638

Program name (1st program) :
Green Office Program

Number of employees served by the program (1st program):
2,408

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

The 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 will guide offices through three levels of certification. The program operates through a network of Green Office representatives (GO Reps) in offices across campus. GO Reps volunteer to be involved in the Green Office Program, and after receiving training, implement practices to make their respective offices more environmentally friendly.


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

"Train the trainer program" - employees from the Office of Sustainability train the GO Reps in environmentally friendly practices through a one and a half hour training session, and the GO Reps then train their office staff on how to implement these practices in the office. There is also a GO Reps listserv to keep in touch, and an intranet website that contains all Go Rep resources and a discussion forum.


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

The Green Office Program is supported by staff, interns, and resources from the Office of Sustainability. The Office of Sustainability offers all program materials for free to the offices participating in the program. The Green Office Program helps support the university's Strategic Plan of becoming "a national model for a green university" and its Climate Action Plan goals. The program informs participants of how the program can save money and critical natural resources, such as energy, water and forests.


The website URL where information about the program is available (1st program):
Program name (2nd program):
Chesapeake Project workshop and faculty learning community

Number of employees served by the program (2nd program):
115

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

Professors apply to participate and the Office of Sustainability selects participants based on the applicant pool.


A brief description of the formal training that the employee educators receive (2nd program):

Professors participate in a two-day workshop, which provides an introduction to various sustainability issues and creates space where professors can discuss those issues with each other. After completing the workshop, professors become part of the Chesapeake Project Faculty Learning Community, for which they reassemble once each semester to continue dialogue about sustainability.


A brief description of the financial or other support the institution provides to the program (2nd program):

The Provost and Deans provide financial support to this program. Each professor receives a $500 stipend to participate.


The website URL where information about the program is available (2nd program):
Program name(s) (all other programs):
Division of Student Affairs Sustainability Committee

Number of employees served by the program(s) (all other programs):
1,800

A brief description of how the employee educators are selected (all other programs):

Appointed


A brief description of the formal training that the employee educators receive (all other programs):

Info on Council


A brief description of the staff and/or other financial support the institution provides to the program(s) (all other programs):

staff time


The website URL where information about the program(s) is available (all other programs):
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