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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 51.12
Liaison Matthew Williams
Submission Date June 30, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

University of Florida
EN-6: Employee Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Liz Storn
Program 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:
14,092

Name of the employee educators program (1st program) :
Green Teams

Number of employees served by the program (1st program):
14,092

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

Green team captains volunteer after receiving proper approval from their supervisor/dean. Captains liaise directly with the Office of Sustainability to receive updates on programs, initiatives and events, as well as to receive resources and support customized to the unique challenges and opportunities for sustainability in their unit or department.

Similarly, Green Team members volunteer to be a part of the team and network, and coordinate with their captain.

The program is open to all staff, faculty and students on campus. We require that captains be a staff or faculty member, except in very few, unique situations where students are approved to serve in this capacity and find new leadership when they depart the university.

Green Team resources and training are available to all UF employees. The program is widely promoted through UF employee communications, HR training opportunities and presentations at staff meetings on campus.

There are currently 115 registered Green Teams on campus.
Total number of colleges on campus: 16
Total number of academic departments on campus: 157
Total number of administrative units: 182


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

Green Teams are provided with general information about how to develop initiatives appropriate to their departments, assistance with incorporating sustainability goals into departmental practices, invitations to participate in campus-wide sustainability initiatives, and suggestions for contacts within other Green Teams who may be able to provide assistance.

We are currently revising our Green Team program to respond to the needs of our current Green Teams and provide greater support for existing and new Green Teams.


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

The Green Team network is administered solely by the UF Office of Sustainability, and relies on the dedication and enthusiasm of its wide array of volunteer members.

Support is provided for some unique initiatives as well as campus-wide events such as Green Team Captain meetings and campus clean-up events.


The website URL where information about the program is available (1st program):
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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.