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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 Jenny McNamara
Submission Date Feb. 11, 2011
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STARS v1.0

Portland State University
PAE-13: Staff Professional Development in Sustainability

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Noelle Studer-Spevak
Sustainability Coordinator
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Does the institution make training and professional development opportunities available to all staff?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability trainings and professional development opportunities available to staff :

PSU staff and faculty green teams attend quarterly education and training meetings on the following seasonal subjects, fall: energy conservation, winter: waste reduction and materials, spring:food and commuting, summer: purchasing.

Upon formation of a new green team, each office is supplied with a "Green Office Resources" binder that includes a comprehensive reference called the "Green Guide," as well as other informational materials designed to facilitate sustainable operations and educate staff.

In addition, educational resources and information are distributed weekly via an email list serve, a PSU EcoWiki (http://ecowiki.pdx.edu/) digest, a shared website portal, and Facebook page. The quarterly "Waste Watcher" publication contains news about employee waste reduction and commute successes on campus.

Employees can find sustainability-related orientation information in the Human Resources Toolbox. A formal online training will be finished in February 2011.


The website URL where information about staff training opportunities in sustainability are available:

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