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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.

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Liaison Matthew Williams
Submission Date Jan. 31, 2011
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STARS v1.0

University of Florida
ER-1: Student Sustainability Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Stephanie Sims
Implementation Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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Total number of degree-seeking students enrolled at the institution:
49,827

Program name (1st program):
Housing Eco-Reps

Number of students served by the program (1st program):
7,571

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

Organized through IRHA http://irha.housing.ufl.edu/index.php

Residents are encouraged to apply at the beginning of the year and are selected base on their application and an interview to be the Eco-Rep for their residence hall.

Resources are provided to Eco-Reps to educate residents in their hall about reducing waste, water, and energy use, as part of the annual Eco-Challenge on campus.


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

Eco-Reps attend meetings with IHRA officers and Office of Sustainability staff to prepare for their roles. Eco-Reps are strongly encouraged to attend Sustainability Hut training and participate in that program as well.


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

The Office of Sustainability and the Department of Housing & Residence Education provide materials and prizes for Eco-Rep programming and the Eco-Challenge.

The IHRA Director of Environmental Affairs regularly interacts with staff from both offices.


The website URL for 1st Program:
Program name (2nd program):
Sustainabillity Hut

Number of students served by the program (2nd program):
49,827

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

Volunteers are recruited at the beginning of each semester. Hut shift leaders are determined based on their leadership abilities and commitment to the program.


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

A brief training session on expectations and responsibilities of working at the sustainability hut and training on each topic/activities that they will be using in outreach at the hut.

The hut relays Office of Sustainability messages and programming information to the general student body, and updated information is provided to volunteers as needed.


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

The Office of Sustainability pays 3 interns to manage the sustainability hut and purchases materials needed for all hut activities.


The website URL for 2nd program:
http://sustainable.ufl.edu/get-involved/student-involvement/sustainability-hut-2/
+ Date Revised: July 11, 2011

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Program name (All other programs):
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Number of students served by the program (All other programs):
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A brief description of how the student educators are selected (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.