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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 67.42
Liaison Beverley Ayeni
Submission Date Oct. 6, 2014
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Western University
EN-6: Employee Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Stefanie De Adder
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Management
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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:
12,000

Name of the employee educators program (1st program) :
Green Office Program

Number of employees served by the program (1st program):
12,000

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

Western's Green Office program helps offices identify areas of improvement, track progress, and celebrate achievements related to sustainability. By following checklists spanning eight categories developed specifically for Western’s campus, this program establishes an office green team and facilitates changes for a more sustainable workplace. Every office space throughout campus is eligible for this program. Building occupants select one or more office representatives/champions to register their office.


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

If requested, Western's Sustainability Coordinator makes a formal presentation about the Green Office Program to the participating office, including information on the structure, scoring and sustainability categories associated with this program. The Sustainability Coordinator also has an independent meeting with the office representative/s to ensure proper execution of the program. Additionally, the Sustainability Coordinator passes along a green tip monthly to the office representative/s, who then distributes this green tip along to the rest of the office.


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

Western's Sustainability Coordinator offers support to Green Office representatives around campus. The Green Office Program is currently funded by each office independently.


The website URL where information about the program is available (1st program):
Name of the employee educators program (2nd program):
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Number of employees served by the program (2nd program):
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A brief description of how the employee educators are selected (2nd program):
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A brief description of the formal training that the employee educators receive (2nd program):
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A brief description of the financial or other support the institution provides to the program (2nd program):
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The website URL where information about the program is available (2nd program):
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Name(s) of the employee educator program(s) (all other programs):
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Number of employees served by all other programs:
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A brief description of how the employee educators are selected (all other programs):
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A brief description of the formal training that the employee educators receive (all other programs):
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A brief description of the staff and/or other financial support the institution provides to the program(s) (all other programs):
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The website URL where information about the program(s) is available (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.