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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 69.60
Liaison Shanna Eller
Submission Date Feb. 27, 2015
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STARS v2.0

University of North Carolina, Greensboro
EN-8: Staff Professional Development

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Chad Carwein
Sustainability Education and Outreach Specialist
Sustainability Office
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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 :

In collaboration with the Purchasing Department, the Office of Sustainability hosted the first annual UNCG Buy Green Expo from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, March 11th. Over 150 UNCG staff came by to see vendor exhibits, product demos, green purchasing services and to learn how campus dollars can be spent to meet sustainability goals. The event presented an opportunity for buyers on campus to speak with reps from the following vendors: Staples, Office Depot, Forms & Supply, Fastenal, Grainger, Campus Surplus, and Correction Enterprises.

The UNCG Office of Sustainability has updated its UNCG Green Office Certification Program. Version 2.0 provides education to staff about how to reduce the resources used in their work environments, with specific attention on those who work in offices.

Areas that the program focuses on now include:

* Energy and Water Conservation
* Waste Minimization
* Materials Management (e.g. green purchasing and recycling)
* Meetings and Events
* Participation (e.g. transportation, engagement)


The percentage of staff that participated in training and/or other professional development opportunities in sustainability during the previous year:
15.75

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

BUY GREEN EXPO = 150

GREEN OFFICE PROGRAM = 125

TOTAL PARTICIPATION = 275 / 1746

Green Office staff participation breakdown:
Office of the Chancellor – 4
Office of Career Services – 20
Office of Enterprise Risk Management – 3
Office of Housing & Residence Life – 40
Facilities Design & Construction – 14
Division of Business Affairs – 8
Jackson Library ERIT Department – 13
Jackson Library Access Services – 20
Jackson Library Digital Media Commons – 3

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.