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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 71.58
Liaison Steve Mital
Submission Date May 18, 2017
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STARS v2.0

University of Oregon
EN-1: Student Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Eric Beeler
Student Sustainability Coalition Coordinator
Erb Memorial Union
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Does the institution coordinate one or more ongoing student, peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education programs that meet the criteria for this credit?:
Yes

Number of degree-seeking students enrolled at the institution:
23,449

Name of the student educators program (1st program):
Student and Community Outreach for Renter Efficiency ($CORE)

Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (1st program):
4,125

A brief description of the program, including examples of peer-to-peer outreach activities (1st program):

$CORE provides a free peer-to-peer energy assessment service to UO students living off-campus. Student Energy Educators will help households save money on their utility bills and reduce their carbon footprint by providing materials and information needed to lower energy use.


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

Student Energy Educators are selected through a hiring process where they submit applications and complete individual and group interviews.


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

$CORE staff training is provided by an energy educator from the local housing authority. Students receive technical expertise and training on home energy efficiency as well as consumer behavior psychology. The training is approximately nine hours over one weekend.


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

Staff support for $CORE is provided by the UO Office of Sustainability. Student Energy Educators are paid an hourly wage.


Name of the student educators program (2nd program):
UO Student Sustainability Center

Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (2nd program):
23,449

A brief description of the program, including examples of peer-to-peer outreach activities (2nd program):

The Student Sustainability Center (SSC) is a program of the Erb Memorial Union. The Student Sustainability Center is a collaborative space for student-led initiatives that foster and support the simultaneous pursuit of human equity, environmental vitality and economic well-being for the present and future. The Student Sustainability Center hires student coordinators that work on projects and events that educate the student body. Outreach activites include coordinating Earth Week, tabling for sustainability initiatives, and educational presentation at studdent organization meetings.


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

Student Coordinators are selected through a hiring process where they submit applications and complete and individual interview.


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

Student Coordinators receive on the job training and at the beginning of the term. Coordinators are required to attend a 5 hour workshop at the beginning of every term.


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

Coordinators receive either minimum wage for 5-7 hours per week or a scholarship of $450 per term, depending on their role and responsibilities.


Name of the student educators program (3rd program):
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Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (3rd program):
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A brief description of the program, including examples of peer-to-peer outreach activities (3rd program):
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A brief description of how the student educators are selected (3rd program):
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A brief description of the formal training that the student educators receive (3rd program):
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A brief description of the financial or other support the institution provides to the program (3rd program):
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Name(s) of the student educator program(s) (all other programs):
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Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by all other student educator programs:
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A brief description of the program(s), including examples of peer-to-peer outreach activities (all other programs):
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A brief description of how the student educators are selected (all other programs):
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A brief description of the formal training that the student educators receive (all other programs):
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A brief description of the financial or other support the institution provides to the program (all other programs):
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Total number of hours student educators are engaged in peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education activities annually:
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The website URL for the peer-to-peer student outreach and education program(s):

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.