Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 62.77
Liaison Lindsay Crum
Submission Date June 29, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Yale University
EN-7: Employee Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.01 / 3.00 Amber Garrard
Education & Outreach Manager
Yale Office of Sustainability
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Total number of employees (staff + faculty, headcount):
15,374

Number of employees served (i.e. directly targeted) by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program (avoid double-counting):
5,152

Percentage of employees served by a peer-to-peer educator program:
33.51

Name of the employee educators program:
Sustainability Leaders Program

Number of employees served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (headcount):
5,152

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

Sustainability Leaders are a group of Yale staff members interested in sustainability. Sustainability Leaders attend monthly lunches hosted by the Office of Sustainability featuring a speaker and dialogue around various topics. Leaders are encouraged to create Green Teams in their departments to build capacity. Leaders also receive the Office of Sustainability's electronic monthly outreach campaigns, which they then share with their units and departments more broadly.


A brief description of how the employee educators are selected:

Sustainability Leaders are volunteers interested in sustainability. All Yale employees are invited to participate in this volunteer program via emails, newsletters, announcements
and other media.


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

The Office of Sustainability brings speakers from within and outside of the University to inform sustainability leaders on topics related to the Sustainability Strategic Plan. These meetings are both instructional and an opportunity to share questions and resources through a peer network.


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):

During the academic year, the Office of Sustainability provides a monthly lunch to participants and the Office Manager coordinates monthly activities.


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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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