Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 61.37
Liaison Suzanne Davis
Submission Date Oct. 26, 2020

STARS v2.2

University of Queensland
EN-7: Employee Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.23 / 3.00
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Total number of employees:
7,275

Total number of employees served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
6,872

Percentage of employees served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
94.46

Name of the employee educators program (1st program):
Green Office Program

A brief description of the employee educators program (1st program):

UQ's Green Office Program is a network of Representatives across campus that act as ambassadors for sustainability. The program includes:
- training
- surveys to measure environmental performance
- regular seminars
- newsletters
- a wealth of resource digital posters and fact sheets
- networking opportunities
- Annual reporting

The program commenced in 2005 and has grown to cover over 90% of University areas.

Details on the program can be found online, including links to resource posters, the survey tool, newsletters and annual reports

A detailed survey is completed upon joining the program and at regular intervals (annually or at a timeframe appropriate to the specific area) to measure sustainability performance and monitor improvements over time. A key feature is to use the survey data to celebrate successes and strong sustainability performance and also to inform planning for future sustainability initiatives targeted to specific areas for improvements.


A brief description of the employee educators program’s target audience (1st program):

The program enables to staff to participate as an ambassador for sustainability in their workplace. Training, an ongoing seminar series, newsletters and competitions are held each semester keeping which the employee educators informed and updated on sustainability initiatives. These educators (called Representatives within UQ) then share knowledge and information with their peers. Representatives are encouraged to invite peers to participate in seminars and run competitions in their workplaces to engage their peers in sustainability.


Number of trained employee educators (1st program):
78

Number of weeks the employee educators program is active annually (1st program):
48

Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained employee educator (1st program):
1

Total number of hours worked annually by trained employee educators (1st program):
3,744

Website URL where information about the employee educators program is available (1st program) :
Name 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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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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Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained employee educator (all other programs):
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Total number of hours worked annually by trained employee educators (all other programs):
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Grand total number of hours worked annually by trained employee educators (all programs):
3,744

Hours worked annually by trained employee sustainability educators per employee served by a peer-to-peer program:
0.51

Website URL where information about the employee sustainability educators programs is available:
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Representatives in the program work on average 1 hour per week. This is a conservative figure as many Representatives spend many more hours involved in a variety of initiatives. The minimum number of hours expected upon joining the program is 30 minutes allowing flexibility in commitment within other work demands.

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