Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.00
Liaison Mindy Granley
Submission Date Nov. 4, 2019
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STARS v2.1

University of Minnesota, Duluth
EN-9: Staff Professional Development

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.25 / 2.00 Mindy Granley
Sustainability Director
UMD Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution make available professional development and training opportunities in sustainability to all staff at least once per year?:
Yes

Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (the rate of employee participation in sustainability professional development and training)?:
Yes

Estimated percentage of regular staff (full-time and part-time) that participates annually in sustainability professional development and training that is either provided or supported by the institution (0, 1-24%, 25-49%, 50-74%, 75% or more):
1-24%

A brief description of any internal sustainability professional development and training opportunities that the institution makes available to staff:

- Wellness Collaborative sessions that focus on the Environment, Sustainability, and Stewardship. Wellness Collaborative sessions are offered monthly, with rotating focus areas. Topics include: Transforming 20th Century Institutions to Meet 21st Century Realities, Connecting with Nature
- Lunch on a Mission (Student Life workshops)
- Multiple workshops, talks, and training events (Ex: Departmental meeting invites, the UMD Equity and Diversity Summit presentations, Green Office Certification presentations, etc.)
- A campuswide Sustainability Update is sent each Fall to all staff and faculty (see: http://www.d.umn.edu/sustainability/about )


A brief description of any external professional development and training opportunities in sustainability that are supported by the institution(e.g. through payment, reimbursement, or subsidy):

UMD Grounds staff attend Winter Snow Removal training (proper snow removal/storage and salt application training)

Key outdoor staff are trained in Stormwater trainings to detect illicit discharge (and are reported through our mandatory stormwater permit through the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency)


Estimated percentage of regular staff (full-time and part-time) for which sustainability is included in performance reviews (0, 1-24%, 25-49%, 50-74%, 75% or more) :
1-24%

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

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