Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 61.40
Liaison Jennifer Bodine
Submission Date April 25, 2022

STARS v2.2

Weber State University
EN-1: Student Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.07 / 4.00 Analeah Vaughn
Green Department Program Manager
Energy & Sustainability Office
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Number of students enrolled for credit:
26,809

Total number of students served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
1,000

Percentage of students served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
3.73

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

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

The Environmental Ambassadors (EA) is a student-driven sustainability education and outreach program. The program seeks to create a culture of sustainability on campus by promoting sustainable social, economic, and environmental behaviors. EA members are dedicated to increasing overall student awareness of environmental actions and ways to influence positive change. Sustainability education is done through a variety of projects, activities and collaborations.

Activities organized by the Environmental Ambassadors typically include the following: Green Move In/Move Out, Free Swap, Tree Plantings, Xeriscape Projects, hosting the Intermountain Sustainability Summit, the Utah Clear the Air Challenge, Compost Bin Workshops, Student Light Bulb Exchanges, etc.

The Environmental Ambassadors President is a paid and trained position. Once hired, this student goes through a half day orientation that covers volunteer recruitment and management and peer mentoring. This person is also assigned required readings on behavior change techniques, mentoring techniques, and club management tips. This student is also required to attend WSU's Club and Orgs monthly meetings where they receive regular training on leadership, budget management, club management, volunteer recruitment, etc.


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

Student leaders from the Energy and Sustainability Office run the Environmental Ambassadors Program to train a core group of students as environmental educators and activists. The primary target audience of the Environmental Ambassadors is WSU students, but faculty and staff are welcome to participate in activities as well. The efforts of the Environmental Ambassadors reach beyond the students and campus borders to help support a healthy and sustainable community.


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

Number of weeks the student educators program is active annually (1st program):
48

Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained student educator (1st program):
20

Total number of hours worked annually by trained student educators (1st program):
960

Website URL where information about the student educators program is available (1st program):
Name of the student educators program (2nd program):
Green Department Internship Program

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

The Green Department Internship Program was offered from 2018-2019. Five students were Green Department Program interns for their respective colleges; College of Arts & Humanities, College of Education, College of EAST, College of Science, and College of Social & Behavioral Sciences. The interns in this program not only helped implement Green Department Program tasks and initiatives, but also engaged students to promote sustainability and associated events.

The Green Department positions were trained and paid positions. Once hired, these students went through a half day orientation that covered Green Department Program management, team recruitment strategies, and team auditing protocols.


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

Students within the Green Department Program intern's college were their target student audience. For example, the intern for the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences tabled and interacted with passing students for the Clear the Air Challenge in Lindquist Hall, where the college is housed.


Number of trained student educators (2nd program):
5

Number of weeks the student educators program is active annually (2nd program):
32

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):
1,600

Website URL where information about the student educators program is available (2nd program):
Name of the student educators program (3rd program):
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A brief description of the student educators program (3rd program):
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A brief description of the student educators program’s target audience (3rd program):
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Number of trained student educators (3rd program):
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Number of weeks the student educators program is active annually (3rd program):
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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):
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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):
2,560

Hours worked annually by trained student sustainability educators per student served by a peer-to-peer program:
2.56

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