Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 70.52
Liaison Ruairi O'Mahony
Submission Date Aug. 10, 2016
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Massachusetts Lowell
EN-7: Employee Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Ruairi O'Mahony
Associate Director- Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Total number of employees (staff + faculty, headcount):
1,904

Number of employees served (i.e. directly targeted) by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program (avoid double-counting):
1,904

Percentage of employees served by a peer-to-peer educator program:
100

Name of the employee educators program:
Sustainability Ambassadors Program

Number of employees served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (headcount):
1,904

A brief description of the program, including examples of peer-to-peer outreach activities:

Sustainability Ambassadors at UMass Lowell play a vital roles in providing personal sustainability connections to the campus community. The Sustainability Ambassadors program was established by the Climate Action Plan Steering Committee and has representation from each functional area on campus. Peer-to-peer examples include our Director of Campus Recreation instructing colleagues on how to utilize our Freewheelers Bike Share Program, students educating students on recycling programs and sustainable move-out operations, and key faculty serving as a resource for the entire campus community that are interested in sustainability teaching and research.


A brief description of how the employee educators are selected:

Sustainability Ambassadors are formally designated by the CAP Steering Committee based on their individual area of expertise in sustainability.


A brief description of the formal training that the employee educators receive to prepare them to conduct peer outreach:

Office of Sustainability staff worked with the Sustainability Ambassadors to discuss the importance of peer-to-peer outreach and where needed, provide the members with the literature and resources needed to serve in the role.


A brief description of the financial and/or administrative support the institution provides to the program (e.g. annual budget and/or paid faculty/staff coordination):

The Office of Sustainability offers administrative support to the Sustainability Ambassadors.


Name of the employee educators program (2nd program):
NA

Number of employees served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (headcount) (2nd program):
---

A brief description of the program, including examples of peer-to-peer outreach activities (2nd program):
---

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

NA


A brief description of the formal training that the employee educators receive to prepare them to conduct peer outreach (2nd program):

NA


A brief description of the financial and/or administrative support the institution provides to the program (e.g. annual budget and/or paid faculty/staff coordination) (2nd program):

NA


A brief description of all other employee peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education programs, including the number of employees served and how employee educators are selected, trained, and supported by the institution:
---

Total number of hours employee educators are engaged in peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education activities annually:
---

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
---

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.