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

STARS v2.2

Weber State University
EN-7: Employee Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.50 / 3.00 Analeah Vaughn
Green Department Program Manager
Energy & Sustainability Office
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Total number of employees:
2,539

Total number of employees served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
2,539

Percentage of employees served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
100

Name of the employee educators program (1st program):
Green Department Certification Program

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

The purpose of the Green Department Certification Program is to engage WSU faculty and staff in sustainable practices and to give them the knowledge and tools needed to help the university be more energy efficient, reduce waste, and reach the goal of being carbon neutral by 2040. The program is voluntary, competitive, and a great way to enhance staff unity. Participating departments are considered "Green Teams" and acquire points through a variety of sustainable practices and actions from 6 key areas; Energy & Climate, Waste Diversion/Zero Waste, Purchasing, Transportation, Outreach/Education, and Social Sustainability. Examples of available actions include: purchasing Energy Star and EPEAT certified electronics, providing reusable dishes in breakrooms, taking alternate modes of transportation, attending inclusion and diversity trainings, and recruiting other departments to participate in the program. The number of points achieved determines certification at the bronze, silver, gold or green levels. There are 1-4 leaders for each Green Team and they are the main contacts and initiators of the program for their department. The Green Department Program Manager meets with each Green Team at least once every three years to help them reach their sustainability goals and provide additional education. The Green Team leaders then relay information about the actions they are implementing from their checklist, upcoming trainings, and any sustainability updates they receive from the monthly emails sent out by the Green Department Program manager. Green Teams can request a meeting or additional trainings, such as recycling education, at any time.


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

WSU faculty and staff are the Green Department Program's target audience to create Green Teams within their departments and/or offices and share the sustainability knowledge they learn with their colleagues. Some departments are divided into several Green Teams because they are large or have a variety of functions. The program is offered and available to every department on campus. There are certified Green Teams in each WSU division (Academic Affairs/Provost, Administrative Services, Information Technology, Student Affairs, and University Advancement) and every college (College of EAST, Telitha E. Lindquist College of Arts and Humanities, John B. Goddard School of Business & Economics, Jerry and Vickie Moyes College of Education, Dr. Ezekiel R. Dumke College of Health Professions, College of Science, and College of Social & Behavioral Sciences). Departments that haven't been certified have access to the Green Department Program trainings and resources as well.


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

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):
34

Total number of hours worked annually by trained employee educators (1st program):
1,700

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 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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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):
1,700

Hours worked annually by trained employee sustainability educators per employee served by a peer-to-peer program:
0.67

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