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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 57.39
Liaison Tina Woolston
Submission Date Nov. 12, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Tufts University
EN-6: Employee Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.65 / 3.00 Betsy Byrum
Education & Outreach Coordinator
Office of 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:
4,526

Name of the employee educators program (1st program) :
Eco-Ambassadors

Number of employees served by the program (1st program):
2,496

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

The Eco-Ambassador program is open to all Tufts employees (both staff and faculty).


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

In its original format (FY09-FY12), the Eco-Ambassador program was held throughout the academic year, with participants attending one meeting each month that covered a different sustainability-related topic. A “condensed" format of the program, where participants attend two 4-hour workshops, was launched in 2012. During the workshops, participants receive training on the history of sustainability at Tufts, behavior change and community-based social marketing, climate change, energy, water, waste and recycling, transportation, and purchasing. Upon attending 8 full-year workshops or 2 condensed workshops, participants are considered full-fledged Eco-Ambassadors.


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

The Eco-Ambassadors program is organized and funded by the Office of Sustainability and overseen by the full-time Education and Outreach Program Administrator. Eco-Ambassadors who complete the program are eligible to receive grants from the Office of Sustainability to implement "green" projects in their offices.


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Name(s) of the employee educator program(s) (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.