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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 70.14
Liaison Lindsey Kalkbrenner
Submission Date May 3, 2014
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STARS v2.0

Santa Clara University
EN-6: Employee Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Lindsey Kalkbrenner
Director
Center for Sustainability
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Does the institution administer or oversee an ongoing faculty/staff peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program that meets the criteria for this credit?:
Yes

Total number of employees:
1,844

Name of the employee educators program (1st program) :
Workplace Sustainability Liaisons

Number of employees served by the program (1st program):
1,844

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

Any employee can sign up for the Workplace Sustainability Liaisons.

The Workplace Sustainability Liaison program empowers Santa Clara University employees to implement the University's Strategic Plan by fostering Justice and Sustainability programs among University departments and organizations. Liaisons engage their peers in sustainable behaviors in order to develop a culture of sustainability among faculty and staff at SCU.


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

Workplace Sustainability Liaisons meet with Center for Sustainability staff monthly, to learn about sustainability issues, community-based social marketing, and behavior-change theory.


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

Center for Sustainability helps finance the small costs of the group meetings.

Liaisons have received support and approval from their supervisors to spend 2 hours of paid work time on sustainable initiatives within their department.


The website URL where information about the program is available (1st program):
Name of the employee educators program (2nd program):
Wellness Ambassadors

Number of employees served by the program (2nd program):
1,844

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

Employees are invited to apply to serve as a Wellness Program Ambassador for their area of campus. Wellness Ambassadors are faculty or staff chosen by the Mission to Wellness office to help promote wellness programs and resources in offices where you work on campus.


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

Wellness Ambassadors spend 2-3 hour per month working with Human Resources' Wellness program. They represent their area on the Ambassador Committee and bring suggestions and/or concerns back from their colleagues. They disseminate information to their areas on wellness activities on campus. They meet and exchange ideas with colleagues from other areas on campus.


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

The program is funded by Human Resources.


The website URL where information about the program is available (2nd program):
Name(s) of the employee educator program(s) (all other programs):
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Number of employees served by all other programs:
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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.