Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 48.92
Liaison Leslie North
Submission Date Aug. 15, 2012
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STARS v1.1

Western Kentucky University
ER-1: Student Sustainability Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.02 / 5.00 Vincent Santoro
Graduate Assistant
Office of Sustainability
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Total number of degree-seeking students enrolled at the institution:
19,640

Program name (1st program):
Green Teams

Number of students served by the program to whom peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education is offered (1st program):
75

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

The student educators are selected on a volunteer basis.


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

Student educators receive formal training from the WKU Sustainability Coordinator, or experienced Green Team members, on how to assess and retrofit offices and classrooms to make the more energy efficient as well as how to educate fellow students about reducing their energy use in the dormitories. The Green Teams consist of the Green Toppers, Green Campus Interns, Americans for an Informed Democracy, and the Gatton Green Club.


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

This program falls under the responsibility of the full-time Sustainability Coordinator and funding support comes from various departments, including, Recycling, Office of Energy Management and the Office of Sustainability.


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