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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.

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Liaison Jeff Johnson
Submission Date March 6, 2013
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STARS v1.2

Miami University
ER-1: Student Sustainability Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired David Prytherch
Associate Professor and Sustainability Coordinator
Department of Geography
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Total number of degree-seeking students enrolled at the institution:
16,805

Program name (1st program):
Green Team

Number of students served by the program to whom peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education is offered (1st program):
16,805

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

The Green Team consists of three to four student employees led by a graduate assistant from the Institute for the Environment and Sustainability. The Team engages in both student and employee outreach activities. They work for and are trained by the Director of Sustainability and Energy Conservation in the Physical Facilities Department.
Sample activities include: tire inflation events that included a handout on the relationship between tire inflation and gas mileage, manning recycling bins at football games, manning a booth at a cafe to instruct on composting and recycling, and handing out candy canes with tags containing reminders to power down for the winter break.


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

The graduate assistant leader is hired by the director of sustainability. The GA then hires the undergraduate team.


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

As a small group, training is project specific. Typically the director tutors the GA, who instructs the rest of the group during their weekly meeting.


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

Wages and limited project funding are provided. The assistance of other staff members is solicited and provided as needed.


The website URL for 1st Program:
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Program name (2nd program):
Eco-Reps

Number of students to whom peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education is offered (2nd program):
4,407

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

This is a program of student volunteers who work with staff in Miami's Office of Residence Life to provide leadership and peer-to-peer education related to sustainability in their residence halls. These students share information on best practices and hall performance, lead their peers in competitions like Recyclemania, and organize hall events related to sustainability. Students meet monthly to collaborate and learn from guest speakers.


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

Students are volunteers who respond to an advertisement by Residence Life, many of which are already involved in hall "Residence Councils."


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

Training consists of orientation early in the academic year as well as ongoing monthly meetings, which involve training and peer education.


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

A staff member in the Office of Residence Life manages the Eco-Reps program, recruiting volunteers, organizing meetings, providing on-going education, and scheduling events.


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Number of students to whom peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education is offered (3rd program):
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A brief description of the staff and/or other financial support the institution provides to the program (3rd program):
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Program name (All other programs):
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Number of students to whom peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education is offered (All other programs):
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A brief description of the program, including examples of peer-to-peer outreach activities (All other programs):
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Students reached by Eco-Reps calculated based on 25 reps in 41 halls and a total residential population of 7228 in Fall 2011.

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.