Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.01
Liaison Paul Mathisen
Submission Date May 23, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Worcester Polytechnic Institute
EN-7: Employee Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Liz Tomaszewski
Facilities Systems Manager/Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Department
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Total number of employees (staff + faculty, headcount):
1,219

Number of employees served (i.e. directly targeted) by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program (avoid double-counting):
1,219

Percentage of employees served by a peer-to-peer educator program:
100

Name of the employee educators program:
Eco-Rep Program

Number of employees served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (headcount):
1,219

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

Staff eco-reps become experts in their buildings or departments. They are available to answer questions and also run programs to improve conservation, efficiency, or recycling efforts.


A brief description of how the employee educators are selected:

Staff eco-reps are volunteers who commit to 5-10 hours of effort in sustainability per month


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

Training is provided by Waste Management, Facilities Department, and Sustainability Office


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):

Financial support provided by sustainability office


Name of the employee educators program (2nd program):
Healthy Herd

Number of employees served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (headcount) (2nd program):
1,219

A brief description of the program, including examples of peer-to-peer outreach activities (2nd program):

The Healthy Herd is a group of staff who work to educate employers about healthy lifestyle, including diet, exercise, and wellness, as well as financial literacy topics. Examples include several cooking classes, exercise boot camp, and personal lifestyle consultants.


A brief description of how the employee educators are selected (2nd program):

They are volunteers and are experienced in the field of their interest (dietician, personal trainer, health care practitioner)


A brief description of the formal training that the employee educators receive to prepare them to conduct peer outreach (2nd program):

They all have had formal education in their fields


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):

funding is provided by Human Resources


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:
2,000

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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