EcoReps are peer environmental educators, who serve as role models and leaders in the residence halls, help execute campus-wide events like Earth Week, and promote sustainability through outreach and action.
EcoReps encourage peers to live more sustainably. Each EcoRep maintains a sustainability station in a residence hall, and completes weekly campus duties from weeding the pollinator garden to collecting toiletries to recycle through a Terracycle Brigade.
EcoReps also help to execute campus-wide events such as Green Move-In, Campus Sustainability Month, Earth Week, and Green Move-Out.
Students who are passionate about sustainability, and are interested in serving as a peer leader, may apply to become an EcoRep. Applications are usually released during the end of the spring semester or during the summer. Given the high level of interest, the application window is quite short, and interested students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.
During the 2020 – 2021 academic year, 15 students were selected to serve as EcoReps from an applicant pool of over 35 well-qualified student leaders.
Yes, EcoReps are paid leadership positions through the Office of Sustainability.