Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 31.93
Liaison Kaatje Kraft
Submission Date Nov. 3, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Whatcom Community College
EN-7: Employee Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.08 / 3.00 Kaatje Kraft
Sustainability Coordinator
Geology
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Total number of employees (staff + faculty, headcount):
461

Number of employees served (i.e. directly targeted) by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program (avoid double-counting):
12

Percentage of employees served by a peer-to-peer educator program:
2.60

Name of the employee educators program:
LEED Green Associate certified training

Number of employees served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (headcount):
12

A brief description of the program, including examples of peer-to-peer outreach activities:

Facilities Manager trained custodial staff of 12 in Zero Waste, ongoing with new and existing employees they teach waste reduction, recycling, composting, zero waste events etc. These staff members are then empowered to share their knowledge with the rest of the employees at the college as the opportunities arise


A brief description of how the employee educators are selected:

Ability to understand green cleaning process and provide customer service and ability to convey that information to others


A brief description of the formal training that the employee educators receive to prepare them to conduct peer outreach:

Facilities Manager (LEED green associate trained) trained custodial staff of 12 in Zero Waste, ongoing with new and existing employees they teach waste reduction, recycling, composting, zero waste events etc. These staff members are then empowered to share their knowledge with the rest of the employees at the college as the opportunities arise, for example when a custodial member interacts with a faculty member in their office they can ask them if they want to keep their trash bin or use the one in the hall to reduce the automization of refuse activity. They can support employees who need assistance with solid waste vendors requirements and materials they accept.


A brief description of the financial and/or administrative support the institution provides to the program (e.g. annual budget and/or paid faculty/staff coordination):

Other duties as assigned from professional staff. Purchase of recycling compost and containers and signage to support the educational process.


Name of the employee educators program (2nd program):
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Number of employees served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (headcount) (2nd program):
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A brief description of the program, including examples of peer-to-peer outreach activities (2nd program):
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A brief description of how the employee educators are selected (2nd program):
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A brief description of the formal training that the employee educators receive to prepare them to conduct peer outreach (2nd program):
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A brief description of the financial and/or administrative support the institution provides to the program (e.g. annual budget and/or paid faculty/staff coordination) (2nd program):
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A brief description of all other employee peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education programs, including the number of employees served and how employee educators are selected, trained, and supported by the institution:
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Total number of hours employee educators are engaged in peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education activities annually:
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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