Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Dorothea Von Herder
Submission Date Aug. 18, 2011
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Wellesley College
ER-1: Student Sustainability Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Patrick Willoughby
Sustainability Director
Facilities
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Total number of degree-seeking students enrolled at the institution:
2324

Program name (1st program):
Sustainability Advisory Committee

Number of students served by the program (1st program):
2324

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

The committee is comprised of faculty, staff, and students, who are selected by the co-chairs of the committee. The SAC recommends policies to the President of the College, and also helps review environmental projects on campus. For example, the SAC oversees the Class of 1957 Green Fund, which approves applications for campus wide sustainability initiatives.


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

SAC members are chosen due to their sustainability knowledge and commitment on the Wellesley campus. They attend bi-monthly meetings with the rest of the committee.


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

Any funding comes out of the Office of Sustainability budget.

Project link to the 1957 green fund: http://www.wellesley.edu/AdminandPlanning/Sustainability/greenfundproposal.html


The website URL for 1st Program:
Program name (2nd program):
Sustainability Interns

Number of students served by the program (2nd program):
2324

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

The Office of Sustainability selects two to three students to work year round on projects within the office. These interns are chosen for our education experience in the field of sustainability. They work directly for the Director and are involved in various academic and administrative tasks and operations.


A brief description of the formal training that the student educators receive (2nd program):

There is a mini-orientation and direct work experience that prepares the interns for their positions.


A brief description of the staff and/or other financial support the institution provides to the program (2nd program):

The interns are funded from the Office of Sustainability Budget.


The website URL for 2nd program:
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Program name (3rd program):
Eco-Rep Coordinators

Number of students served by the program (3rd program):
2324

A brief description of how the student educators are selected (3rd program):

The Office of Sustainability hires students as campus-wide Eco-Rep Coordinators to work on sustainability assignments to enhance environmental efforts in the Wellesley College community.


A brief description of the formal training that the student educators receive (3rd program):

The Eco-Rep Coordinators receive a formal orientation with the Office of Sustainability staff. This orientation prepares them to fully participate in projects such as recycling audits and water fountain inventories for major buildings on campus.


A brief description of the staff and/or other financial support the institution provides to the program (3rd program):

The Eco-Rep Coordinators are paid directly through the Office of Sustainability.


The website URL for 3rd program:
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Program name (All other programs):
Dormitory Eco-Reps

Number of students served by the program (All other programs):
2189

A brief description of how the student educators are selected (All other programs):

These Eco-Representatives are dormitory-specific, and are chosen by the House Council of each dormitory.


A brief description of the formal training that the student educators receive (All other programs):

The dorm-specific Eco-Reps are trained and guided by their House Council with input from the eco-rep coordinators and the Office of Sustainability to suit the specific needs of that dorm. They are instructed in coordinating recycling efforts, but are largely free to pursue their own projects.


A brief description of the staff and/or other financial support the institution provides to the program (All other programs):

The dormitory Eco-Reps’ projects are funded by the House Council budget.


The website URL for all other programs:

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