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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 77.18
Liaison Claudia Frere-Anderson
Submission Date Oct. 12, 2018
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STARS v2.1

University of Washington, Seattle
EN-7: Employee Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Claudia Frere-Anderson
Director
UW Sustainability
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Total number of employees (staff + faculty, headcount):
59,911

Number of employees served (i.e. directly targeted) by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program (avoid double-counting):
59,911

Percentage of employees served by a peer-to-peer educator program:
100

Name of the employee educators program:
Green Certification Programs

Number of employees served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (headcount):
59,911

A brief description of the program, including examples of peer-to-peer outreach activities:

The Green Certification program works with offices to create sustainability ambassadors in offices to be a peer-to-peer sustainability resource for their colleagues. All workspaces are eligible to participate in the Green Office or Green Laboratory programs.

https://green.uw.edu/green-certification


A brief description of how the employee educators are selected:

The UW Sustainability office runs the Green Certification programs for Green Office and Green Lab workspaces at the University of Washington. These programs identify sustainability champions in workplaces at UW, who would serve as peer-to-peer educators in their workspace.


A brief description of the formal training that the employee educators receive to prepare them to conduct peer outreach:

UW Sustainability provides information to employee champions on a variety of efforts and programs that can help their work space become more sustainable, as well as providing quarterly topic-specific updates.


A brief description of the financial and/or administrative support the institution provides to the program (e.g. annual budget and/or paid faculty/staff coordination):

The UW Sustainability office has a staff overseeing the Green Certification programs and a student program coordinator who both work on the program, including reaching out and providing training to the sustainability champions.


Name of the employee educators program (2nd program):
Business Diversity Program

Number of employees served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (headcount) (2nd program):
59,911

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

The Business Diversity Program (BDP) promotes the University’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion by encouraging the UW community to consider small, local and diverse businesses when sourcing and purchasing goods and services.


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

BDP works with administrative staff across our campuses so that they can better support purchasing staff in their departments in the procurement of goods and services from small and diverse vendors. These efforts identify BDB champions in offices at UW who serve as peer-to-peer educators in their workspace.


A brief description of the formal training that the employee educators receive to prepare them to conduct peer outreach (2nd program):

BDP staff schedule orientation meetings with administrative staff to train them on use of UW procurement systems, resources available, and other ways they can support small and diverse vendors.


A brief description of the financial and/or administrative support the institution provides to the program (e.g. annual budget and/or paid faculty/staff coordination) (2nd program):

BDP has two full time staff.


A brief description of all other employee peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education programs, including the number of employees served and how employee educators are selected, trained, and supported by the institution:
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Total number of hours employee educators are engaged in peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education activities annually:
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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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.