Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.55
Liaison Keaton Schrank
Submission Date Aug. 16, 2022

STARS v2.2

Westminster College - Utah
EN-1: Student Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Keaton Schrank
Environmental Center Manager
Environmental Center
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Number of students enrolled for credit:
1,535

Total number of students served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
1,535

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

Name of the student educators program (1st program):
Campus Sustainability Fellows

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

The Westminster Environmental Center selects 3-4 students to be employed on campus as Sustainability Fellows. These students work with the Environmental Center Director to promote widespread peer engagement and student learning about sustainability. Using a community based social marketing model, these students promote widespread behavior change to reduce Westminster's environmental impact. Fellows are paid as student employees. Examples of campus wide peer-to-peer programs from the last two years include a sustainable eating initiative and a #WasteFreeWestminster effort that included both structural changes on campus and peer-to-peer outreach and education. These efforts target (but do not reach) the entire student population.


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

The target audience is the entire Westminster campus, particularly students who may be interested in the environmental sciences or students who want to learn to live a more sustainable lifestyle.


Number of trained student educators (1st program):
2

Number of weeks the student educators program is active annually (1st program):
35

Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained student educator (1st program):
10

Total number of hours worked annually by trained student educators (1st program):
650

Website URL where information about the student educators program is available (1st program):
Name of the student educators program (2nd program):
Westminster College Organic Garden Staff

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

Each year, several students are hired and trained to run our on-campus organic garden. These students are responsible for maintaining the garden (under the supervision of staff and faculty), as well as educating visitors to the garden and the Westminster Community on food justice, organic farming, and sustainable practices in food systems. These students spend many hours each week teaching visitors to the garden about sustainable growing practices. Often, these lessons are hands-on activities that involve the learners working in the garden alongside educators.


A brief description of the student educators program’s target audience (2nd program):

The target audience is the entire Westminster campus, particularly folks who are interested in learning more about sustainable food practices. Our educators regularly engage with students, staff, and faculty about the progress of the garden, our gardening practices, and issues of food justice.


Number of trained student educators (2nd program):
4

Number of weeks the student educators program is active annually (2nd program):
52

Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained student educator (2nd program):
5

Total number of hours worked annually by trained student educators (2nd program):
600

Website URL where information about the student educators program is available (2nd program):
Name of the student educators program (3rd program):
#WasteFreeWestminster Workshop Series

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

As part of the student-led #WasteFreeWestminster program, students offer three workshops per year specifically designed to help their peers live more waste-free lives. Workshops are taught by current students and/or alums.


A brief description of the student educators program’s target audience (3rd program):

The target audience is the entire Westminster campus and anyone interested in sustainability and living a waste-free lifestyle.


Number of trained student educators (3rd program):
2

Number of weeks the student educators program is active annually (3rd program):
32

Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained student educator (3rd program):
6

Total number of hours worked annually by trained student educators (3rd program):
380

Website URL where information about the student educators program is available (3rd program):
A brief description of all other student peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education programs:
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Number of trained student educators (all other programs):
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Number of weeks, on average, the student educators programs are active annually (all other programs):
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Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per student educator (all other programs) :
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Total number of hours worked annually by trained student educators (all other programs):
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Grand total number of hours worked annually by trained student sustainability educators (all programs):
1,630

Hours worked annually by trained student sustainability educators per student served by a peer-to-peer program:
1.06

Website URL where information about the student sustainability educators programs is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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