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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 Gold
Overall Score 73.41
Liaison Fletcher Alexander
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2018
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STARS v2.1

California State University, Chico
EN-7: Employee Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.51 / 3.00 Fletcher Alexander
Sustainability Programs Manager
Institute for Sustainable Development
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Total number of employees (staff + faculty, headcount):
1,989

Number of employees served (i.e. directly targeted) by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program (avoid double-counting):
1,000

Percentage of employees served by a peer-to-peer educator program:
50.28

Name of the employee educators program:
SCOOP

Number of employees served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (headcount):
1,000

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

SCOOP performs sustainability assessments of department offices on campus. Student consultants are fully trained on how to measure energy, recycling, lighting, and other practices. They then work with offices to implement changes and train at least one SCOOP Champion per office consulted. This person is educated and empowered to act as a role model for sustainable behavior and office practices to their co-workers, and are recognized for their leadership.


A brief description of how the employee educators are selected:

SCOOP Champions self-select as the peer-to-peer outreach leader for sustainability in their office. Either they are responding to solicitation for interest from the group or they have reached out with interest having heard of / been aware of the group.


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

SCOOP team members work directly with participating office staff, in particular the SCOOP Champions, throughout the consultative process. They also host workshops and brown bag luncheons to connect these staff members with resources and support services from across campus that can help in their efforts.


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):

SCOOP receives annual operational funding as well as wages for the Team Manager from the Institute for Sustainable Development. The Sustainability Programs Manager advises the group and spends 2-5 hours / week supporting their work.


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:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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This program and its educational / outreach services are open to and marketed to all staff, faculty and offices on campus.

SCOOP typically works with 5-10 offices / year of varying sizes. Est. total new staff and faculty directly engaged annually at 250. Est. total staff and faculty in previously certified offices that are served by the group on an ongoing basis through follow-up outreach and events at 750.

Currently in their 10th year of operation, the group has worked with nearly 60 offices across campus to-date, representing many hundred faculty and staff employees. SCOOP Champions from these offices are invited and often participate in ongoing trainings and brown bag luncheons.

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.