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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 57.03
Liaison Heather Lynch
Submission Date Oct. 4, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Saint Michael's College
EN-9: Staff Professional Development

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.25 / 2.00 Heather Lynch
Director of Sustainability
Academic Affairs
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Does the institution make available professional development and training opportunities in sustainability to all staff at least once per year?:
Yes

Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (the rate of employee participation in sustainability professional development and training)?:
Yes

Estimated percentage of regular staff (full-time and part-time) that participates annually in sustainability professional development and training that is either provided or supported by the institution (0, 1-24%, 25-49%, 50-74%, 75% or more):
1-24%

A brief description of any internal sustainability professional development and training opportunities that the institution makes available to staff:

The Staff and Faculty Welfare Committees organize various Lunch N' Learn workshops each year. Many workshops have focused on healthy/sustainable eating, gardening, and other sustainability topics. An example of a workshop description from the summer of 2017 is below:

Garden Workshop Lunch ‘N Learn sponsored by the Faculty and Staff Well-being Committee.

Workshop Description:Workplace gardens benefit employees by providing education about growing your own food to emotional and physical health benefits.

We are lucky enough to have a beautiful garden classroom here on our
campus.Each semester our students learn skills of sustainable agriculture, explore the boundaries of environmental issues, and have the opportunity to witness the interconnections the farm can provide amongst the courses in their liberal arts education. Now, it’s your turn to reap the benefits of workplace gardens and step foot in our students’ shoes!

Join us for a brief garden tour and raised -bed workshop with a kitchen garden theme!

You’ll learn the types of plants that grow well in our climate, how to plant and tend them as well as experience the beauty that is the Permaculture Site here on campus!

Other workshops include how to compost in your own backyard!


A brief description of any external professional development and training opportunities in sustainability that are supported by the institution(e.g. through payment, reimbursement, or subsidy):
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Estimated percentage of regular staff (full-time and part-time) for which sustainability is included in performance reviews (0, 1-24%, 25-49%, 50-74%, 75% or more) :
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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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