Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 60.20
Liaison Jonathan Rausseo
Submission Date March 29, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Ottawa
EN-7: Employee Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.06 / 3.00 Jonathan Rausseo
campus sustainability manager
physical resources service
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Total number of employees (staff + faculty, headcount):
4982

Number of employees served (i.e. directly targeted) by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program (avoid double-counting):
100

Percentage of employees served by a peer-to-peer educator program:
2.01

Name of the employee educators program:
Eco Champions

Number of employees served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (headcount):
25

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

"The EcoNetwork program operates on a monthly basis, focused around a monthly theme. There will be a workshop on the theme which will arm employees with knowledge and skills related to the subject. We encourage communication and relationship building between EcoNetwork members, so that we can help create a more sustainable campus together.

The themes of the workshops include how to reduce resource consumption, how to recycle on campus, and how to live more sustainably. Once employees have attended the workshop, they are given materials to return back to their work units ans share what they have learned with their peers."


A brief description of how the employee educators are selected:

The program is voluntary and open to any employee how has the permission of their supervisor to participate.


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

Each Eco-Champion receives a workshop about the topic at hand. A PowerPoint template is shared with them so that they can present to their peers. A worksheet is also shared with the group, and discussion group is open to all employees to share their experiences.


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

There is no special funding for this initiative. All the administration and materials are created and distributed by the Office of Campus Sustainability.


Name of the employee educators program (2nd program):
---

Number of employees served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (headcount) (2nd program):
---

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

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

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

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

A brief description of all other employee peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education programs, including the number of employees served and how employee educators are selected, trained, and supported by the institution:

Employees in Sanitary Services and Food Services are also offered training for how to properly recycle and reuse products on campus as part of their duties. This knowledge is passed along to coworkers and subordinates to ensure the proper functioning of the system. These training sessions occur several times a year and are performed by the Recycling Coordinator.


Total number of hours employee educators are engaged in peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education activities annually:
---

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

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.