Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 74.47
Liaison Gioia Thompson
Submission Date March 2, 2020

STARS v2.2

University of Vermont
EN-7: Employee Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.66 / 3.00 Caylin McCamp
Education & Outreach Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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Total number of employees:
3,928

Total number of employees served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
541

Percentage of employees served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
13.77

Name of the employee educators program (1st program):
Sustainability Ambassadors

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

A Sustainability Ambassador is a UVM faculty or staff member who has volunteered to promote sustainability in the workplace and act as a catalyst for culture change at UVM. Ambassadors receive an annual training with occasional refreshers as needed. They are also encouraged (but not required because many of them come with extensive sustainability expertise) to complete the Campus Sustainability Certificate Series through our Professional Development and Training office. Ambassadors also attend monthly meetings where they network with other ambassadors. Here they troubleshoot and learn from each other about different techniques to engage their peers. They all work on a year long action plan of what they’d like to improve in their sphere of influence. Example actions include starting office composting programs, improving recycling efforts, encouraging more sustainable transportation practices, improving purchasing standards, etc. Finally, one on one meetings with the Office of Sustainability staff are available to them as needed.


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

All employees are within the audience but ambassadors primarily conduct their outreach and education in their departments/offices.


Number of trained employee educators (1st program):
13

Number of weeks the employee educators program is active annually (1st program):
50

Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained employee educator (1st program):
0.25

Total number of hours worked annually by trained employee educators (1st program):
162.50

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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A brief description of the employee educators program (2nd program):
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A brief description of the employee educators program’s target audience (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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Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained employee educator (2nd program):
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Total number of hours worked annually by trained employee educators (2nd program):
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Website URL where information about the employee educators program is available (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):
162.50

Hours worked annually by trained employee sustainability educators per employee served by a peer-to-peer program:
0.04

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

This shows how many people are in each department that has a Sustainability Ambassador for a total of 541 employees reached.
HRDMA: 56
Office of the President: 21
Department of Surgery: (see screen shot below)
Teaching Academy, Larner Learning Commons: I’m not seeing this listed as a department
RSENR: 147
Writing in the Disciplines: 1
CNHS: 150
Ofc. of Primary Care, LCOM: 8
Social Work: 44
Grossman: 63
Enterprise Application Services: 17 (although ETS as a whole, which encompasses EAS has 72 people. We used the conservative number)
LCOM surgery units: 34 (we used the conservitive numbers of “surgery” and “general surgery” - see attachment. But overall there are 141 people)

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