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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 52.21
Liaison David Husemoller
Submission Date June 7, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

College of Lake County
EN-1: Student Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 4.00 David Husemoller
Sustainability Manager
Facilities
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Number of students enrolled for credit (headcount):
14,974

Total number of students enrolled for credit that are served (i.e. directly targeted) by a student peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program (avoid double-counting to the extent feasible):
12

Percentage of students served by a peer-to-peer educator program:
0.08

Name of the student educators program:
Environmental Club

Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (headcount):
2,500

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

CLC's Environmental Club choose its own peer-to-peer outreach activities throughout the year, especially during Earth Week. Earth Week takes place every year in the third week of April. In 2015 and 2016 Students organized events such as the Enivornmental Chat, in which they share tips about going green at home. Students take leadership roles in the Restoration Work Day and Campus Clean Up events. One Environmental Club member chose to host the film Cowspiracy and lead a discussion about the merits of veganism. Environmental Club students took a special initiative during America Recycles Day in 2016 to educate peers about the impacts of plastics and trash on the environment. As we phased in composting service in January 2017, the students joined staff in "manning the trash/recycle/compost stations" to educate Cafe patrons about sorting waste. In the 2017 Earth Week, one student chose to educate others about threats to our water supply.


A brief description of how the student educators are selected:

Environmental Club students self-select based on their interests and availability. Students involved with the Environmental Club get credit as an extracurricular activity.


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

The Environmental Club Sponsor and the Sustainability Manager check in with students about the content of their self-selected presentations and provide additional support and supervision. Certain activities require more training and support than others.


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

The Environmental Club has a budget of $400 to spend each year. The Sustainability Manager has additional budget to help pay for events such as movies and resources to donate such as reusable cups and bags.


Name of the student educators program (2nd program):
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Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (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 student educators are selected (2nd program):
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A brief description of the formal training that the student 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 faculty/staff coordination) (2nd program):
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Name of the student educators program (3rd program):
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Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (3rd program):
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A brief description of the program, including examples of peer-to-peer outreach activities (3rd program):
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A brief description of how the student educators are selected (3rd program):
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A brief description of the formal training that the student educators receive to prepare them to conduct peer outreach (3rd 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 faculty/staff coordination) (3rd program):
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A brief description of all other student peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education programs, including the number of students served and how student educators are selected, trained, and supported by the institution:
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Total number of hours student educators are engaged in peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education activities annually (all programs):
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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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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.