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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 74.63
Liaison Moira Hafer
Submission Date July 30, 2014
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Stanford University
EN-1: Student Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.68 / 4.00 Moira Hafer
Sustainability Specialist
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution coordinate one or more ongoing student, peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education programs that meet the criteria for this credit?:
Yes

Number of degree-seeking students enrolled at the institution:
15,957

Name of the student educators program (1st program):
Green Living Council

Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (1st program):
6,719

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

The Green Living Council is a group of trained students who act as “Green Living Coordinators” for individual dorms/residence halls and provide environmental education and outreach to dorm members. Examples of the peer-to-peer outreach include administration of the university's Green Living Pledge, kick-off presentations during New Student Orientation, and organization of the annual "Energy Wars / Water Wars" event. All undergraduate dorms are served by Green Living Coordinators, and 96% of undergraduates live in campus housing (undergraduate headcount = 6999 for academic year 2012 - 2013).


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

To become a Green Living Coordinator, students must submit a brief application. The organization receives both staff and financial support from Student Housing at Stanford, and the leaders of the Green Living Council work directly with sustainability staff within Student Housing.


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

Green Living Coordinators participate in a two-unit course entitled “Promoting Behavior Change at Stanford."

http://explorecourses.stanford.edu/search?view=catalog&filter-coursestatus-Active=on&page=0&catalog=&q=EARTHSYS18

The course explores new research on different strategies that achieve maximum success and engagement with target audiences and provides strategies for effective program design.


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

The two-unit training course is taught by Stanford Professor Tom Robinson. GLC members are encouraged to apply for grant funding from the Stanford Green Fund to implement sustainability projects within their dorms. The GLC also receives institutional support from the Office of Sustainability, Student Housing, and Stanford Dining.


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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 (2nd program):
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A brief description of the financial or other support the institution provides to the program (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 the financial or other support the institution provides to the program (3rd program):
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Name(s) of the student educator program(s) (all other programs):
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Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by all other student educator programs:
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A brief description of the program(s), including examples of peer-to-peer outreach activities (all other programs):
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A brief description of the financial or other support the institution provides to the program (all other programs):
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Total number of hours student educators are engaged in peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education activities annually:
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The website URL for the peer-to-peer student outreach and education program(s):
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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.