Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.18
Liaison Suzanne Wood
Submission Date April 3, 2020
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STARS v2.1

University of Massachusetts Medical School
EN-7: Employee Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.45 / 3.00 Suzanne Wood
Sustainability & Energy Manager
Facilities Managment
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Total number of employees (staff + faculty, headcount):
10,185

Number of employees served (i.e. directly targeted) by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program (avoid double-counting):
1,527.75

Percentage of employees served by a peer-to-peer educator program:
15

Name of the employee educators program:
Recycling Champions

Number of employees served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (headcount):
1,527.75

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

The Recycling Champions program plays an essential roll in helping increasing recycling across campus. These Champions serve as a resource for their peers on which items can and cannot be recycled, promotes the recycling program within their department, and communicates with housekeeping on the recycling program in their area.


A brief description of how the employee educators are selected:

Sustainability and Housekeeping departments conduct outreach during sustainability events to encourage those interested in recycling to become a Champion.


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

Recycling Champions meet quarterly with Housekeeping, the Sustainability Manager and the Solid Waste and Recycling Resource Manager to receive program updates and collaborate on recycling initiatives.


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 Sustainability Office provides administrative support for the Recycling Champions program.


Name of the employee educators program (2nd program):
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Number of employees served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (headcount) (2nd program):
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A brief description of the program, including examples of peer-to-peer outreach activities (2nd program):
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A brief description of how the employee educators are selected (2nd program):
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A brief description of the formal training that the employee educators receive to prepare them to conduct peer outreach (2nd program):
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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):
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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:
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Total number of hours employee educators are engaged in peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education activities annually:
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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