Overall Rating Expired
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Liaison Jennifer Bodine
Submission Date April 23, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Weber State University
EN-1: Student Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Jennifer Bodine
Sustainability Specialist
Facilities Management
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Does the institution coordinate one or more ongoing student, peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education programs that meet the criteria for this credit?:
Yes

Number of degree-seeking students enrolled at the institution:
26532

Name of the student educators program (1st program):
Environmental Ambassadors

Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (1st program):
26532

A brief description of the program, including examples of peer-to-peer outreach activities (1st program):

The Environmental Ambassadors is a student sustainability and educational outreach program. The program seeks to shift WSU culture toward pro-sustainability behaviors through education, outreach, and activities. Members are dedicated to promoting sustainability and environmental stewardship at WSU. The efforts of the Environmental Ambassadors program reach beyond campus borders to create a healthy and sustainable community for all.

Activities during the 2013-2014 academic year included the following:

Green Move-In – August 23-25

Opening Social – September 18

“Uranium Drive-In" film screening presented by WSU Shaw Gallery & Utah Film Center – September 19

Fall Tree Planting – September 25

Green the Stadium (Football) – September 28

Green BBQ – October 15

Make A Difference Day – October 19

Green the Stadium (Football) – October 19

Sustainability Day - Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Waste Audit (Fall) – October 30

Bioneers Conference – November 1-2

Nexus Architectural Building Tour – November 8

America Recycles Day – November 15

Green the Stadium (BBall w/ USU) – November 26

Recyclemania – January 29 - March 29

Waste Audit (Spring) – February 26, 2013

Intermountain Sustainability Survey – March 6, 7

Green the Stadium (BBall w/ Alice’s class) – March 1

Campus Conservation Nationals – March 24 – April 7

Club/Org Carnival – April 9

Spring Tree Planting (Arbor Day) –April 9

Green Ambassadors of Shadow Valley Elementary School – April 15

Trail Dig – April 16

Green Move-Out –April 21-26


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

Student educators are selected through a three-step process:

First, the student can either obtain an application from the program coordinator or fill out an application online to become an Environmental Ambassador.

Second, the program coordinator reviews the application and ensures that the student educator has the time and initiative to actively participate in the program throughout the school year.

Finally, selected participants are required to attend a formal training in the fall and the program coordinator works with the Environmental Ambassadors throughout the year to put on events and implement programs that foster positive change and sustainability on campus.


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

All Environmental Ambassadors are required to attend a full-day training on Saturday during the first month of the fall semester. During this training the Environmental Ambassadors are presented with the most current information regarding sustainability efforts on campus and are provided with training on professionalism, effective communication and conducting outreach campaigns. Throughout the year the Environmental Ambassadors receive additional training by attending local sustainability conferences and university lectures. The Environmental Ambassadors are also led by a paid program coordinator who is there to lead and educate the group as they work on various projects and programs. Weekly meetings are used as an opportunity to not only coordinate work but to provide a forum to reflect and learn.


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

The Environmental Ambassadors Program is primarily financed by and housed in the Energy & Sustainability Office which is located in the Facilities Management Department. Three paid student interns are responsible for running and leading the program. The student interns are managed by the campus Sustainability Coordinator. Some funding to implement campus sustainability projects and attend the annual AASHE conference is provided by student fee money.


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Total number of hours student educators are engaged in peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education activities annually:
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