Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 51.83
Liaison Leslie North
Submission Date Jan. 9, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Western Kentucky University
EN-1: Student Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.07 / 4.00 Elizabeth McGrew
Graduate Research Assistant
Social Responsibility & Sustainable Communities
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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:
20,448

Name of the student educators program (1st program):
Project Grow

Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (1st program):
350

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

Project Grow is a student organization that engages the campus community in the Community Garden on at the Office of Sustainability. Project Grow presents the project and involvement opportunities to classes, other student organizations, and hosts workshops and Community Work days during which Project Grow Fellows teach fellow students about best practices in sustainable earth care.


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

Students submit an application to the Office of Sustainability for a one-year fellowship with Project Grow. The Sustainability Coordinator, Campus Landscape Architect, and Graduate Student select fellows based on their applications and creative submission.


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

The Office of Sustainability provides educational workshops for Project Grow fellows to include material on canning, making kimchee, hugelkultur, mushroom inoculation, "cooking what you grow," and garden-shed construction out of repurposed pallets. Currently, fellows share information they've learned with other students during community work days in the garden. Upon adequate training or certification in a certain area, fellows will offer workshops on campus to their peers.


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

The Sustainability Coordinator is the direct supervisor for the Project Grow Fellows. Other staff involved with Project Grow include university landscape architect, Campus Services Manager, a graduate assistant, and Director of Housing and Residence Life.


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Name of the student educators program (3rd program):
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Name(s) of the student educator program(s) (all other programs):
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Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by all other student educator programs:
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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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The website URL for the peer-to-peer student outreach and education program(s):

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