Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.51
Liaison Aurora Sharrard
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Pittsburgh
EN-7: Employee Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
0.00 / 3.00 Samantha Ford
Sustainability Projects Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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Total number of employees:
13,643

Total number of employees served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
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Percentage of employees served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
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Name of the employee educators program (1st program):
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A brief description of the employee educators program (1st program):
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A brief description of the employee educators program’s target audience (1st program):
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Number of trained employee educators (1st program):
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Number of weeks the employee educators program is active annually (1st program):
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Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained employee educator (1st program):
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Total number of hours worked annually by trained employee educators (1st program):
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Website URL where information about the employee educators program is available (1st program) :
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Name of the employee educators program (2nd program):
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A brief description of the employee educators program (2nd program):
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Number of trained employee educators (2nd program):
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Number of weeks the employee educators program is active annually (2nd program):
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Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained employee educator (2nd program):
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Total number of hours worked annually by trained employee educators (2nd program):
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Website URL where information about the employee educators program is available (2nd program):
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A brief description of all other employee peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education programs:
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Number of trained employee educators (all other programs):
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Number of weeks, on average, the employee educators programs are active annually (all other programs):
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Grand total number of hours worked annually by trained employee educators (all programs):
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Hours worked annually by trained employee sustainability educators per employee served by a peer-to-peer program:
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Website URL where information about the employee sustainability educators programs is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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While there has been a significant increase in campus-wide sustainability education since 2018 (including 21 tracked internal presentations to employee or mixed employee/student offices in calendar year 2020, reaching 1,240 attendees). Additionally, in one quarter of 2020 alone (October through December), the Pitt Sustainability team tracked 11 events reaching 542 attendees).

At this time, almost all education on-campus is done by employees and/or students paid to support campus-wide sustainability collaborations (which does not qualify as part of this credit.)

The University of Pittsburgh has an active Pitt Green Suite of engagement programs designed to include employees and students in campus-wide sustainability efforts, while raising awareness about ways for individuals, departments, events, and student organizations to become more sustainable. Current Pitt Green offerings are available for Pitt Green Events, residence hall Floors, Laboratories, Offices, and Residents, with a Pitt Green Student Organization designation in development. Additionally, due to the global Covid-19 pandemic, we launched a related Pitt Green Home Office Challenge in 2020.

While the University's Office of Sustainability aspires to develop a Pitt Green Ambassador program for both employees and students, the Covid-19 global pandemic slowed down general Pitt Green suite program engagement -- and thus delayed development of the Pitt Green Ambassador program.

The Pitt Green Ambassador program is envisioned to train both employees and students who successfully 1) Lead a Pitt Green Office or Laboratory team, 2) Complete Pitt professional development sustainability courses to become peer-to-peer educators, 3) Are Pitt EcoReps, 4) Lead development of Pitt Green Student Organizations; and/or 5) Other entry paths to be determined. Once designated, Pitt Green Ambassadors will go forth armed with knowledge, experience, access, and a direct line to the Office of Sustainability for updated information. They will educate their fellow employees and students and assist the campus-wide Pitt Sustainability staff in leading their colleagues and friends in supporting sustainability activities across Pitt's campus and engaging with the Pitt Green suite of programs.
Learn more about Pitt Green opportunities: https://www.sustainable.pitt.edu/what-you-can-do/pitt-green/

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