Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 49.07
Liaison Eva Rocke
Submission Date March 21, 2014
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STARS v1.2

University of Montana
ER-1: Student Sustainability Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 5.00 / 5.00 Cherie Peacock
Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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Total number of degree-seeking students enrolled at the institution:
14,493

Program name (1st program):
UM Eco-Rep Program

Number of students served by the program to whom peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education is offered (1st program):
975

A brief description of the program, including examples of peer-to-peer outreach activities (1st program):

The Eco-Rep Program aims to integrate sustainability-focused activities into dorm life through a variety of events, informational handouts, and discussions. Students learnd to use the bus system, recycle, conserve energy and water, and participate in community events.


A brief description of how the student educators are selected (1st program):

Students apply to be Eco-Reps and receive a stipend for their work. Notice of the programs and open application periods come through Residence Life and UM student government.


A brief description of the formal training that the student educators receive (1st program):

Eco-reps are trained by one faculty representative and the student government sustainability coordinator. UM has a handbook for the Eco-Rep Program to share ideas and give guidance. Additionally, student Eco-Reps are encouraged and coached to develop their own ideas into activites for residents.


A brief description of the staff and/or other financial support the institution provides to the program (1st program):

Faculty from the Climate Change Studies program and the Sustainability Coordinator from UM's student government support and supervise the program. The Eco-Reps are given stipends for their work from the student-funded revolving energy loan fund calle Kless Revolving Energy Loan Fund.


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Program name (2nd program):
ASUM Sustainability Center

Number of students to whom peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education is offered (2nd program):
14,493

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

The Associated Students of the University of Montana (ASUM) supports a Sustainability Center directed by a student Sustainability Coordinator. The student Sustainabiltiy Coordinator provides information and outreach campus-wide, to all students. Activities include educational programs, tabling at events, internships, supervision of the EcoRep program, campaign development and implementation, and student engagement with the Kless Revolving Energy Loan Fund.


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

Graduate students apply for the position of Sustainability Coordinator. A panel of staff, faculty and students select the coordinator.


A brief description of the formal training that the student educators receive (2nd program):

ASUM Sustainability Coordinators attend the annual AASHE conference and gain on-the-job training with the University Sustainability Coordinator.


A brief description of the staff and/or other financial support the institution provides to the program (2nd program):

The position of ASUM Sustainability Coordinator is a paid position and is supported by faculty and staff.


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