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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 50.57
Liaison Yaffa Grossman
Submission Date March 16, 2016
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Beloit College
EN-1: Student Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Lindsay Chapman
Sustainability Coordinator
Sustainability
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Does the institution coordinate one or more ongoing student, peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education programs that meet the criteria for this credit?:
Yes

Number of degree-seeking students enrolled at the institution:
1,225

Name of the student educators program (1st program):
Energy Team

Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (1st program):
500

A brief description of the program, including examples of peer-to-peer outreach activities (1st program):

Students on the Energy Team research and implement energy-related endeavors on campus. These can encompass projects, presentations and awareness campaigns on energy efficiency, renewable energy, sourcing, utility-led programs, and other energy topics as they arise. Projects include, but are not limited to:

Coordinating energy hunts (building energy audits, lighting inventories, dorm room energy audits, etc.);
Presenting energy use data to houses, clubs, building users, and other interested parties;
Helping to select content for energy information campaigns, in coordination with the Communications Team;
Researching and drafting energy efficiency proposals to be evaluated by the Revolving Loan Fund Committee, and if possible, help implement those projects.
Currently the Energy Team has a dorm room energy audit opportunity available for volunteers to sign up to have their dorm rooms audited to receive suggestions for improvement.


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

Students on the Energy team are interviewed and selected by the Sustainability Coordinator at the end of each semester.


A brief description of the formal training that the student educators receive (1st program):

Formal training includes interviews with the College's Facilities Director and Maintenance Supervisor and the College's Sustainability Coordinator. Additional training is provided by external consultants when they are on campus for various energy efficiency projects. Emphasis is placed on student research and initiative.


A brief description of the financial or other support the institution provides to the program (1st program):

All students are paid an hourly wage and projects are funded by the Office of Sustainability. Additional funding for larger projects has been sought from the Beloit College Student Congress and the College's Revolving Loan Fund.


Name of the student educators program (2nd program):
Waste Team

Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (2nd program):
1,065

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

Students on the Waste team research, promote, and implement waste reduction endeavors on campus. Waste-reduction endeavors can encompass zero waste events, recycling, information campaigns, and other topics as they arise.

Projects include, but are not limited to:
Regular waste and recycling tracking
Fall semester recycling competition coordination
Spring semester Recyclemania competition
Evaluation of new technologies and/or processes to reduce waste
Terracycle collection
Eco 2 Go program in DKs and Java Joint (reusable food containers)
Give-n-Take box support to Residential Life Department


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

Students on the Waste team are interviewed and selected by the Sustainability Coordinator at the end of each semester.


A brief description of the formal training that the student educators receive (2nd program):

Formal training includes interviews with the College's Facilities Director, Director of Housekeeping, and the College's Sustainability Coordinator. Emphasis is placed on student research and initiative.


A brief description of the financial or other support the institution provides to the program (2nd program):

All students are paid an hourly wage and projects are funded by the Office of Sustainability. Additional funding for larger projects has been sought from the Beloit College Student Congress.


Name of the student educators program (3rd program):
Food Team

Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (3rd program):
1,065

A brief description of the program, including examples of peer-to-peer outreach activities (3rd program):

Students on the Food team research, promote, and implement food sourcing, food waste, and food choice endeavors in close coordination with Bon Appetit staff.

Projects include, but are not limited to:
Regular food waste tracking, soil amendment amounts tracking
Regular food donation tracking and to which community organizations
Food waste reduction competitions
Facilitating Bon Appetit sponsored events such as movie screenings, food tastings, etc.
Informing students about commitments to efforts like “Green Monday” “meatless Monday, and others.”


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

Students on the Food team are interviewed and selected by the Sustainability Coordinator at the end of each semester.


A brief description of the formal training that the student educators receive (3rd program):

Formal training includes interviews with Beloit's dining services director and operations manager, and the College's Sustainability Coordinator. Emphasis is placed on student research and initiative.


A brief description of the financial or other support the institution provides to the program (3rd program):

All students are paid an hourly wage and projects are co-funded by Bon Appetit and the Office of Sustainability. Additional funding for larger projects has been sought from the Beloit College Student Congress.


Name(s) of the student educator program(s) (all other programs):
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Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by all other student educator programs:
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A brief description of the program(s), including examples of peer-to-peer outreach activities (all other programs):
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A brief description of how the student educators are selected (all other programs):
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A brief description of the formal training that the student educators receive (all other programs):
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A brief description of the financial or other support the institution provides to the program (all other programs):
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Total number of hours student educators are engaged in peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education activities annually:
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The website URL for the peer-to-peer student outreach and education program(s):

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.