Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 69.95
Liaison Trey McDonald
Submission Date March 11, 2014
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University of San Diego
PAE-13: Staff Professional Development in Sustainability

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Greg Zackowski
Director, Outdoor Adventures & Sustainability Programs
Outdoor Adventures
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Does the institution make training and professional development opportunities in sustainability available to all staff?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability trainings and professional development opportunities available to staff :

The University of San Diego Human Resources provides training and professional development opportunities for all staff, which include sustainability related training through the USD Outdoors Program. All staff are also able to attend the training and other events hosted by various campus institutes such as the Center for Peace and Commerce, which organizes many sustainability and related events and educational workshops every year.
Examples:
The USD Outdoor Adventures program is open to all staff as well as students. This program has a recreation as well as a sustainability focus, with its ‘leave no trace’ ethos. It builds awareness through facilitating participants to experience and enjoy the natural environment, as well is through its participation in the ‘Environmental Network’ consisting of groups on campus working to further sustainability. Participating in the Outdoor Adventures program allows staff members to connect with this network, learn about sustainability issues and participate in related activities.
New staff orientation conducted by the Human Resource department includes information on sustainability initiatives and benefits such as transportation savings accounts (for use on public transport), Discounted bus and trolley passes and fresh air parking permits (a free parking permit to park 16 days on campus for staff and students that use alternative, sustainable transport 80% of the time or more). They promote sustainable behavior by new staff.


The website URL where information about staff training opportunities in sustainability are available:

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