Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 52.77
Liaison Teddy Lhoutellier
Submission Date May 15, 2017
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STARS v2.1

University of Miami
EN-1: Student Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.60 / 4.00 Teddy Lhoutellier
Sustainability Manager
Environmental Health and Safety
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Number of students enrolled for credit (headcount):
16774

Total number of students enrolled for credit that are served (i.e. directly targeted) by a student peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program (avoid double-counting to the extent feasible):
10917

Percentage of students served by a peer-to-peer educator program:
65.08

Name of the student educators program:
The Green Committee

Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (headcount):
10917

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

The Green Committee works with the Student Government Energy & Conservation Organization in order to carry out sustainable initiatives on the University of Miami campus. The committee is highly involved in being the face of sustainability on campus by hosting events, supporting other sustainable organizations, educating student peers, and creating an environment where green ideas are celebrated, expanded on and then put into action.
How it operates: The Green Committee is co-sponsored by ECO and Green U and works by encouraging its participants to foster long term sustainability habits. This is done through positive reinforcements and excitement for these habits.


A brief description of how the student educators are selected:

2 elected board members of the Student Government ECO Agency are in charge of recruiting and training the Green Committee educators. The Application process and its requirement is available online: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-HfNxffY1on8avSrziPwfID_hjc-sTrnF1LhDhaiUV0/mobilebasic


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

The students are trained by ECO student leaders and Office of Sustainability staff to conduct energy saving training, water conservation outreach, recycling, reuse, and public interest initiatives. They facilitate education, contests, and help increase sustainability presence on campus.


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

The Student Government ECO Agency has a weekly meeting with the committee and helps financially with certain educational campaigns (signage, communication material).


Name of the student educators program (2nd program):
Green Patrols

Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (2nd program):
10917

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

Green Patrols are volunteers in charge of promoting waste diversion programs by department. They survey, monitor and enhance our recycling programs Single Stream, Cartridges...) and reach out to students to spread sustainable behavior. A specific group of the Green Patrols collect buckets of ground coffee from the different coffee shops and dinning locations on campus using identifiable tricycles and answer questions about sustainable waste diversion.


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

Students are selected by the Sustainability Manager through UM Student media outlets.


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

Training is imparted by the Sustainability manager at the beginning of each semester.


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

This is a volunteer based program coordinated by the Office pf Sustainability. Students, part of Greek Life, can gain community standard points.


Name of the student educators program (3rd program):
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Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (3rd program):
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A brief description of the program, including examples of peer-to-peer outreach activities (3rd program):
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A brief description of how the student educators are selected (3rd program):
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A brief description of the formal training that the student educators receive to prepare them to conduct peer outreach (3rd 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 faculty/staff coordination) (3rd program):
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A brief description of all other student peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education programs, including the number of students served and how student educators are selected, trained, and supported by the institution:
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Total number of hours student educators are engaged in peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education activities annually (all programs):
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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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