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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 51.71
Liaison Jeffrey Severin
Submission Date July 17, 2015
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STARS v2.0

University of Kansas
EN-6: Employee Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.62 / 3.00 Kim Criner
Education & Outreach Coordinator
Center for 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:
10,018

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

Number of employees served by the program (1st program):
2,060

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

Any employee at the University of Kansas can become a sustainability ambassador if they choose to do so. In some cases, the Center for Sustainability approaches departments about the need for an ambassador from that particular department, but it is often the case that individuals approach the Center for Sustainability to be in the program because they value sustainability on campus and want to contribute. Typically there is one sustainability ambassador for each department.


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

There is a Sustainability Ambassadors meeting once each month. At each meeting, an expert from the campus community or affiliated with the campus, will present to the ambassadors about a relevant or timely topic affecting sustainability on campus or in the community. Sometimes this may be a tour or a facility or resource center. In many cases, the topics covered are an attempt to train staff members about some tool or resources the University has for behaving more sustainably with the hope that the ambassador will take the training back to their department and share the information with their colleagues.

Number above includes voluntarily identified and active ambassadors, as well as their colleagues with which the educational information and resources are shared.


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

The Education and Outreach Coordinator's staff position is dedicated in part to maintaining, developing, and expanding the ambassador 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.