Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.79
Liaison Leslie North
Submission Date March 5, 2020

STARS v2.2

Western Kentucky University
EN-7: Employee Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.64 / 3.00 Leslie North
Director of Sustainability
Geography and Geology
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Total number of employees:
3,271

Total number of employees served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
300

Percentage of employees served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
9.17

Name of the employee educators program (1st program):
Sustainability Champions

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

The WKU Sustainability Champions are sustainability advocates for their departments. This group meets monthly to discuss campus sustainability indicatives and receive a brief sustainability training. Previous trainings include "Recycling on Campus - Encouraging Positive Departmental Behavior" and "Sustainable Shopping - SURPLUS!". With each training, Champions are provided with hand-outs, posters or promo items to reiterate the information and train their co-workers. The Sustainability Champions also table at staff events such as the Employee Appreciation Breakfast and Employee Appreciation Events. At these events, they typically disperse educational information and collect donations for the food pantry.


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

Sustainability Champions disperse sustainability information to the Faculty and Staff members within their department. Each champions meeting includes 10-15 individuals, each reporting back to their home Departments. This group also conducts outreach campaigns across campus.


Number of trained employee educators (1st program):
15

Number of weeks the employee educators program is active annually (1st program):
32

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

Total number of hours worked annually by trained employee educators (1st program):
324

Website URL where information about the employee educators program is available (1st 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):
324

Hours worked annually by trained employee sustainability educators per employee served by a peer-to-peer program:
0.10

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