|Submission Date||March 13, 2019|
University of Miami
EN-1: Student Educators Program
|3.01 / 4.00||
Environmental Health and Safety
Number of students enrolled for credit (headcount):
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):
Percentage of students served by a peer-to-peer educator program:
Name of the student educators program:
Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (headcount):
A brief description of the program, including examples of peer-to-peer outreach activities:
The Green Committee works with the Student Government ECO agency 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 and creating an environment where green ideas are celebrated, expanded on and then put into action.
How we operate:
Co-sponsored by ECO and Green U and via enthusiasm and knowledge, the Green Committee will excite, educate and encourage participants in the events. By imparting knowledge and positive reinforcement will foster long term sustainable habits, which started at the U!
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://greenu.miami.edu/get-involved/green-student-organizations/index.html
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):
Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (2nd program):
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: Department 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 Green Patrol tour the campus on a shiny Green Patrol tricycle to collect buckets of ground coffee in our different Starbucks and dining locations, answering questions about sustainable waste diversion.
A brief description of how the student educators are selected (2nd program):
Students are selected by our Sustainability Manager through announcements made by our Toppel Career Center Website
A brief description of the formal training that the student educators receive to prepare them to conduct peer outreach (2nd program):
2 hour training once application is selected by the Sustainability manager 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 of Sustainability. Students, if they are part of Greek life can gain Community Standards Points. They all report to the Sustainability Manager
Name of the student educators program (3rd program):
Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (3rd program):
A brief description of the program, including examples of peer-to-peer outreach activities (3rd program):
"Student residens at UM with a passion for the environment, who want to have a positive impact on their peers and improve sustainability on the campus residence life can apply to become an Eco-Rep and help your fellow residents on environmental issues like waste reduction, energy and water conservation. Position Description & Requirements:
Must be a UM student living on campus
Passionate about creating a sustainable environment within their residential college
Educate peers on ways to be more eco-friendly around campus
Work with other students on a flexible time frame to coordinate events and raise awareness
Meet with others in your building as well as the whole ECO Rep program to plan and discuss upcoming events
Hold a leadership position on campus
Great experience to become an RA and/or ECO Agency member
Help build a sustainable future for UM
Be featured on the sustainability webpage
Receive a certificate of completion from the UM Office of Sustainability
Network with various departments at UM
Be trained in sustainability at UM
Have a lasting impact on UM’s housing environment"
A brief description of how the student educators are selected (3rd program):
ECO rep are managed by an ECO rep coordinator and the liaison from the Student Government ECO agency in collaboration with the Sustainability manager. The selection process is through application and interviews. Best candidates are selected every year to become Building leaders the following year.
A brief description of the formal training that the student educators receive to prepare them to conduct peer outreach (3rd program):
ECO rep receive a 4 hours training on Sustainability at the U, Sustainable living best practices to promote in the residence and reports on sustainability performance metrics. ECO rep are trained to organize 4 events per year to educate their peers on specific topics
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):
ECO rep is a program based on volunteers. The logistical aspect (uniforms, promotional material) and the project and event specific expenses are covered throught the Student Government ECO agency's budget.
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:
Student Green Committee at Miller; serving 1,381 graduate students on our Miller School of Medicine campus and another 300 graduate students at our School of Nursing and Health Studies.
Green Committee at RSMAS; serving 300 graduate students on our Marine and Atmospheric Science Campus
Graduate Students on our Miller School of Medicine campus and our RSMAS campus are engaged by the SGCM and the GC at RSMAS through events programming, educational outreach during the weekly farmers market and publication and social media. The program is volunteer based; the training occurs at the beginning of each year assisted by the sustainability manager; the budget for outreach campaigns and events come from the Office of Sustainability, the Graduate Student Association and the Student Government ECO Agency.
Total number of hours student educators are engaged in peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education activities annually (all programs):
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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