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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 Silver
Overall Score 52.49
Liaison Alexi Lamm
Submission Date Nov. 1, 2016
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Utah State University
EN-1: Student Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.99 / 4.00 Alexi Lamm
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities
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Number of students enrolled for credit (headcount):
16,225

Total number of students enrolled for credit that are served (i.e. directly targeted) by a student peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program (avoid double-counting to the extent feasible):
4,000

Percentage of students served by a peer-to-peer educator program:
24.65

Name of the student educators program:
Ecoreps

Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (headcount):
4,000

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

USU Ecoreps earn two course credits for peer-to-peer sustainability education. Classes usually meet twice per week, focusing on learning about sustainable lifestyle choices from discussion and field trips. Time outside class involves teamwork to develop materials and engage peers on the Logan campus in sustainability education. Students also have the opportunity to earn scholarships for participation.


A brief description of how the student educators are selected:

Students submit information on their qualifications and contact the instructor for approval to sign up for the class.


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

Students meet weekly with time spent learning about behavior change and sustainable lifestyle choices in energy, food, waste and recycling, water, and transportation. The students develop lessons and materials to promote sustainable living.


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

The institution is providing the instructor time, class location, course credit, and an on-campus rent scholarships for participants.


Name of the student educators program (2nd program):
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Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (2nd program):
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A brief description of the program, including examples of peer-to-peer outreach activities (2nd program):
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A brief description of how the student educators are selected (2nd program):
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A brief description of the formal training that the student educators receive to prepare them to conduct peer outreach (2nd program):
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A brief description of the financial and/or administrative support the institution provides to the program (e.g. annual budget and/or faculty/staff coordination) (2nd program):
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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 to prepare them to conduct peer outreach (3rd program):
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A brief description of the financial and/or administrative support the institution provides to the program (e.g. annual budget and/or faculty/staff coordination) (3rd program):
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A brief description of all other student peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education programs, including the number of students served and how student educators are selected, trained, and supported by the institution:
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Total number of hours student educators are engaged in peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education activities annually (all programs):
100

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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.