Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.40
Liaison Parker Long
Submission Date Aug. 27, 2021

STARS v2.2

Virginia Commonwealth University
EN-7: Employee Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.84 / 3.00 Parker Long
Sustainability Reporting and Outreach Coordinator
Facilities Management - Office of Sustainability
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Total number of employees:
10,407

Total number of employees served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
1,100

Percentage of employees served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
10.57

Name of the employee educators program (1st program):
GROW

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

The purpose of the GROW program is to help offices become more sustainable and help VCU reduce its carbon footprint. Representatives from the Office of Sustainability approach different offices and departments for an office education program that teaches employees how to work and behave sustainably in their office space. Additionally, our educators use this as an opportunity to educate employees on the other sustainability initiatives around campus.

A representative from the office of Sustainability approaches an individual from a department or office, generally an office manager. After meeting with the office manager, if the office wishes to continue with the program, a "employee educator", or sustainability liaison from the office will be selected. This person will serve as the conduit between the Office of Sustainability and the department in question for the duration of the GROW process.


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

The target audience of these "employee educators" are the other employees in their department and building.


Number of trained employee educators (1st program):
10

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):
1

Total number of hours worked annually by trained employee educators (1st program):
500

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):
500

Hours worked annually by trained employee sustainability educators per employee served by a peer-to-peer program:
0.05

Website URL where information about the employee sustainability educators programs is available:
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