Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 70.13
Liaison Trey McDonald
Submission Date March 24, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of San Diego
EN-1: Student Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
1.35 / 4.00 Alison Sanchirico
Sustainability Coordinator
Sustainability
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Number of students enrolled for credit:
9,073

Total number of students served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
5,000

Percentage of students served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
55.11

Name of the student educators program (1st program):
Be Blue Go Green (BBGG)

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

The Be Blue Go Green (BBGG) student organization is a student-run club that educates USD students through sustainability-related programs and events on campus and in the community. This advocacy group builds awareness and knowledge of sustainability issues, on and of campus, and engages with other students to initiate change. Outreach includes tabling on campus, hosting free events and programs on campus, sponsoring guest speakers, and creating and distributing educational materials to residence halls and around campus. The following are a few of the activities that were initiated by BBGG members in the 2018-2019 academic year. Climate march; government officials to speak on climate action; clothing swap; upcycled holiday crafts. In 2020 they renamed as The Sustainability Club.


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

The target audience for BBGG is the entire undergraduate population at USD. BBGG is present at the all-inclusive student organization fair at the beginning of each semester in order to recruit members.


Number of trained student educators (1st program):
6

Number of weeks the student educators program is active annually (1st program):
28

Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained student educator (1st program):
2

Total number of hours worked annually by trained student educators (1st program):
336

Website URL where information about the student educators program is available (1st program):
Name of the student educators program (2nd program):
Eco-Resident Program

A brief description of the student educators program (2nd program):

The USD Eco-Resident Certification Program is designed to help students living on USD’s campus become more sustainable in their daily actions, contribute to lowering the ecological footprint of the university, and set a positive example for other students. The certification process consists of a student assistant from the Office of Sustainability visiting a student in his/her own residential space, and going through a questionnaire that focuses on energy efficiency, water conservation, waste reduction, and other conservation behaviors. Students are then scored based on their answers and are provided with a follow-up message regarding ways to improve their sustainability practices, as well as information on sustainability-related events, and ways to stay involved.


A brief description of the student educators program’s target audience (2nd program):

The target audience for the Eco-Resident Certification Program includes the on-campus residents at USD.


Number of trained student educators (2nd program):
1

Number of weeks the student educators program is active annually (2nd program):
28

Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained student educator (2nd program):
10

Total number of hours worked annually by trained student educators (2nd program):
280

Website URL where information about the student educators program is available (2nd program):
Name of the student educators program (3rd program):
Net Impact

A brief description of the student educators program (3rd program):

The purpose of Net Impact USD is to mobilize students to use their careers to drive transformational change on campus, in their workplaces, and the world. The organization aims to connect like-minded individuals who intend to use business as a force for environmental and social good by providing events and programming for members to connect, learn, and collaborate. The program provides resources and opportunities to learn about and connect to careers with social or environmental impact.


A brief description of the student educators program’s target audience (3rd program):

The target audience for Net Impact is the entire graduate population at USD.


Number of trained student educators (3rd program):
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Number of weeks the student educators program is active annually (3rd program):
28

Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained student educator (3rd program):
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Total number of hours worked annually by trained student educators (3rd program):
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Website URL where information about the student educators program is available (3rd program):
A brief description of all other student peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education programs:
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Number of trained student educators (all other programs):
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Number of weeks, on average, the student educators programs are active annually (all other programs):
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Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per student educator (all other programs) :
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Total number of hours worked annually by trained student educators (all other programs):
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Grand total number of hours worked annually by trained student sustainability educators (all programs):
616

Hours worked annually by trained student sustainability educators per student served by a peer-to-peer program:
0.12

Website URL where information about the student sustainability educators programs is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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