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-15: Employee Sustainability Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 5.00 / 5.00 Anne Keicher
Graduate Assistant - Zero Waste
Office of Sustainability
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Total number of people employed by the institution:
1,521

Program name (1st program) :
Zero Waste Gurus

Number of employees served by the program (1st program):
1,521

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

All employees are offered the chance to become a Zero Waste Guru through web-based advertisements, Zero Waste workshops, and the USD Office of Sustainability website. All Zero Waste Gurus are self-selected.


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

All Zero Waste Gurus undergo an hour-long, in-person training program giving a holistic overview of Zero Waste. The training begins with a waste separation activity to educate employees about what materials are recyclable. The training continues by inviting employees to think about what they currently waste and how they can potentially cut back on consumption. Employees are then given online resources needed to answer any questions peers may have. At the end of the training, employees take a quiz to demonstrate their knowledge on waste separation, complete a Zero Waste Guru pledge, and receive a small placard with their Zero Waste Guru designation.


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

The USD Office of Sustainability provides all advertising and materials necessary for training. Additionally, it provides resources to help offices increase their diversion rates and staff consultation.


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