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The Workplace Sustainability Liaison program empowers Santa Clara University employees to implement the University's Strategic Plan by fostering Justice and Sustainability programs among University departments and organizations. Liaisons model and engage their peers in sustainable behaviors in order to develop a culture of sustainability among faculty and staff at SCU.
Workplace Sustainability Liaison responsibilities
- Attend one 1-hr meeting each month (lunchtime). These meetings are focused on a different topic each month. Liaisons bring questions and ideas for an engaging discussion. Liaisons take away action items meant to be accomplished in one hour or less.
- Spend 1-hr of paid work time each month on sustainability. This time is spent completing action items from the Liaison meeting, developing programs in the workplace, and presenting information to colleagues.
- Provide feedback to the Center for Sustainability. Liaisons are a channel for two-way communication between campus employees and the Center for Sustainability. Liaisons bring questions, concerns, and ideas to the Center for Sustainability as well as share new information and upcoming events with their peers.
*Employees who want to become an advocate must have supervisor support to spend paid work time on Liaison duties.
Duration: We ask Liaisons to commit to an academic year term. So, the first group of Liaisons will participate through June 2015. The next group's term will be academic year 2015-16. Liaisons may continue as long as they wish, but there is no requirement to participate longer than one year.
Benefits of being a Workplace Sustainability Liaison
- Receive Sustainability SWAG indicating your role as a Workplace Sustainability Liaison
- Receive a Sustainability Hotspot badge
- Extra support and resources from the Center for Sustainability
- Opportunities to learn more about sustainability issues, community-based social marketing, behavior change theory, and more
- Workplace Liaisons will be eligible for the SCU Sustainability Champion award
- Opportunities to connect and collaborate with students, faculty, and staff members working on sustainability initiatives at SCU
2014-15 Workplace Sustainability LiaisonsAaron Ho, Undergraduate Admission
Ali Reimer, Business School MarCom
Cecilia Sinohui, Development
Christine Robbin, Office of the Registrar
Clare Gordon, Food and Agribusiness Institute
Fabian Pallares, Transportation Services