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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-8: Staff Professional Development

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Betsy Byrum
Education & Outreach Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution make available training and/or other professional development opportunities in sustainability to all staff at least once per year?:
Yes

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

A number of sustainability trainings are available to employees. The Tufts Eco-Ambassador program consists of a series of workshops on sustainability topics that are open and available to all employees on all Tufts campuses. The trainings cover topics such as recycling, water, energy, transportation, events, purchasing, and behavior change. The Office of Sustainability also frequently speaks at and attends meetings and trainings across the university to educate and train staff on sustainability topics. The TuftsRecycles! program and the Office of Sustainability also provide trainings to employees about recycling at Tufts. Additional trainings available to employees such as the "Foundation of Administrative Support at Tufts" training have sustainability components as well.

In addition to the more formal workshops and trainings, the Office of Sustainability also provides additional educational and development opportunities for staff, including field trips and film screenings. A number of sustainability-related lunch and learns and speaker series are held regularly on campus for staff, as well as students and faculty members.


The percentage of staff that participated in training and/or other professional development opportunities in sustainability during the previous year:
1.06

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

The above percentage denotes participants in the Tufts Eco-Ambassador program during FY14. This percentage does not include the many staff members who participate in the wide range of other sustainability trainings and professional development workshops detailed above that are offered across the university.

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.