Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.27
Liaison Prabhakar Shrestha
Submission Date Feb. 20, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Nebraska - Lincoln
EN-1: Student Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Vivian Nguyen
Graduate Assistant
Office of Sustainability
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Number of students enrolled for credit (headcount):
25897

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):
25897

Percentage of students served by a peer-to-peer educator program:
100

Name of the student educators program:
Greeks Going Green

Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (headcount):
4155

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

Greeks Going Green is sponsored by the Environmental Sustainability Committee and was started in 2014 to focus on implementing sustainability initiatives in different Greek houses while making recommendations for improvements based on where the individual house is at. Fraternity and Sorority chapters select a Green Rep to be trained and supported by the Environmental Sustainability Committee in outreach, education, and behavioral change.The Green Reps teach good habits to their chapters such as energy and water conservation, recycling, alternative modes of transportation, and more.


A brief description of how the student educators are selected:

At the beginning of the 2016-2017 school year, the Environmental Sustainability Committee recruited green representatives from each of the Greek Houses. The team reached out to all Greek organizations in order to be inclusive of the entire community, and they recruited 33 green reps from different chapters on and off campus. Ultimately, the houses voted on who they want to be as their Green Rep.


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

The member of the Environmental Sustainability Committee assigned to the program each year will train the Green Reps in education and outreach strategies. The Green Reps are also provided resources on how to reduce energy and water use, decrease waste, recycle more, and drive less.


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 office of Greek Affairs supports the Environmental Sustainability Committee in the Greeks Going Green program. Greek Affairs acts as a resource in dealing with conflicts or issues as they arise.


Name of the student educators program (2nd program):
Earthstock

Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (2nd program):
25897

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

Earthstock is a month-long celebration of the planet that takes place each year in April at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Students in ASUN Student Government's Environmental Sustainability Committee create a series of creative and educational programming for all of UNL's students, and the Lincoln community. The purpose is to educate and motivate students to acknowledge and take action in the face of climate change. The events vary every year, but most events involve students sharing knowledge with other students through a variety of mediums.

https://asun.unl.edu/earthstock


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

Students are selected every year based off of their experience and knowledge regarding a specific topic, depending on what events the Earthstock committee would like to see included in the calendar during the given year.


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

As selected students are already experienced in the topic that their event will revolve around, there is little formal training. However, there is a mentorship training process for Earthstock event organizers, where individuals will learn how to organize event programming over the course of an entire year.


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):

Funding for Earthstock comes from a variety of sources, including: ASUN Student Government, the ASUN Green Fund, community grants, local businesses, and various UNL departments and colleges.


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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