Overall Rating Expired
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Liaison John Hickey
Submission Date July 25, 2012
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University of Puget Sound
ER-1: Student Sustainability Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired John Hickey
Associate Vice President of Business Services/Community Engagment
Business Services
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Total number of degree-seeking students enrolled at the institution:
2733

Program name (1st program):
Green Advocates

Number of students served by the program to whom peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education is offered (1st program):
1504

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

The Green Advocate program is a peer-to-peer sustainability education program being piloted through our existing Resident Student and Residence Hall Associations. These organizations have elected positions involved with orchestrating various events in the campus residential communities. The new Green Advocate role is tasked with spearheading sustainability education and messaging in each of six collective residential communities. A minimum of six elected RHA Green Advocates (volunteer positions) work directly with their respective residential communities, while an elected RSA Green Advocate (paid a stipend each semester) is tasked with supporting the efforts of the volunteer RHA Green Advocates and liaising with the Sustainability Advisory Committee on campus.


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

The Sustainability Advisory Committee's Outreach Subcommittee maintains communication with the RSA Green Advocate and is responsible for providing a resource manual for this role to share as needed with the volunteer RHA Green Advocates in order to conduct their programming. This manual includes instructions on advertising and outreach avenues available on campus, as well as a list of campus contacts for various resources the Green Advocates may need. Historical and current documentation on the university's greenhouse gas emissions report, outreach newsletters, and the sustainability branding program are also included. The RSA Green Advocate is tasked with training and preparing the RHA Green Advocates under his/her supervision.


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

As part of this pilot, the $500 stipend provided to the RSA Green Advocate role (following the existing payment structure of the RSA organization on campus) will be paid during the pilot year by the Sustainability Advisory Committee (SAC). In addition, a sum of $1000 has been set aside through the pilot grant from the Sustainability Advisory Committee to support planned Green Advocate programming during the pilot year (2010-11). These funds are requested through the SAC Outreach Subcommittee. The RSA will vote in the spring 2011 term on the possibility of institutionalizing this new role in their organization, thereby taking over financial support for this position. In addition, the RSA Green Advocate is required to attend SAC and/or SAC Outreach meetings and has access to an RSA Advisor through the campus Residence Life office.


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