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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 68.58
Liaison Mary Ellen Mallia
Submission Date Jan. 15, 2016
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STARS v2.0

University at Albany
EN-6: Employee Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Mary Ellen Mallia
Director of Environmental Sustainability
Finance and Business
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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:
4,764

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

Number of employees served by the program (1st program):
4,764

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

The Sustainability Coordinators are faculty and staff who are interested sustainability and help to communicate and implement initiatives and policies. Coordinators are selected in two ways:
1. self selection
2. nominated by their peer/supervisor to represent their office.
A solicitation for nominations are sent out by the Office of Environmental Sustainability.


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

Coordinators attend an initial training on the sustainability programs and procedures of the university. A refresher course is held at the beginning of each academic year during the first meeting of the fall semester.


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

The sustainability coordinators program is overseen by the office of sustainability. Two staff people in the office focus their efforts on providing regular updates to the members, holding training sessions and conducting professional development opportunities as part of their duties.


The website URL where information about the program is available (1st program):
Name of the employee educators program (2nd program):
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Number of employees served by the program (2nd program):
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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.