|Submission Date||Nov. 6, 2018|
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Sustainability Engagement Coordinator
Champions within departments register to participate, and then help evaluate their office’s current practices, get members to complete a participant pledge, and implement new practices. Ambassadors often set up imbedded Green Teams or committees within their department, depending on the unit’s size, to advance actions and initiatives. The program is anchored by a Green Office Scorecard, which provides a list of ideas for recommended actions that could occur at the department/unit level, and serves as both a brainstorming and evaluation tool. There are currently approximately 35 departments on campus participating in the program.
Employee educators are self-selected out of interest. Before formally confirming their department’s participation, employees complete a management approval form that outlines the expectations of the ambassador and the department’s involvement in the program.
Employees have an introductory meeting with a member of the Sustainability Office to introduce them to the program, and walk through the Scorecard. There is also an Ambassador Guide available on SharePoint that gives best practices on setting up green teams, steps to take, and other questions about the program. In addition, the Sustainability Office tries to host at least one event or meeting of Ambassadors each term to share learnings, challenges, and common questions between participating departments. Lastly, Ambassadors are encouraged but not required to complete the Sustainability Certificate training program.
The Sustainability Office provides coaching, support, and templates for Green Office to ensure that Ambassadors are following best practice and institutional practice in their efforts. In addition, the Sustainability Office hosts a SharePoint site to hold resources and the Green Office Scorecard.
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