Eco Reps are a volunteer position for first-year and sophomore Bennies. They work in their Residence Halls to spread awareness about sustainability.
Eco Reps 2011-2012: Emily Reimer, Erin Medvecz, Emily Gould, Sarah Evans,
Hannah Haas, Mai Cua Yang and Katie Spoden
Eco Reps Tie-Dye for upcoming Campus Conservation Nationals
This year, there will be 7 Eco Reps in the first-year and sophomore residential areas. Check back to see what they are doing to spread sustainability awareness around campus and find out how you can get involved.
Eco Reps are a volunteer position that requires 4 hours of work each month. They plan various events for their halls that promote sustainable practices in college. Materials, information, and resources will be provided. Eco Reps work closely with RDs, RAs, and the Sustainability Office.
Interested in being an Eco Rep? Have suggestions for an Eco Rep project? Email us.
To educate the student body about how to live in a responsible manner, both on campus and throughout life, by way of peer to peer interactions.
Tasks for Eco Reps:
To foster student creativity through program development that promotes conservation, sustainability, and community, as well as other Benedictine Values
To educate students on their impacts, with the ultimate goal of using education as means to influence and change lifestyle habits be it through ethical, moral, or social measures
- To create student leadership without authority
Throughout the semester, Eco Reps will be required to follow guidelines provided to spread awareness to fellow students. They help distribute information, post flyers, and coordinate and host activities in their residence halls, campus, and outside community. Eco-Reps will also work with their RA's and RD's to put on at least one program per semester. They will also work closely with the Sustainability Office, who will provide the necessary materials and information for all assigned tasks.
What they do:
- Set up a monthly visual display on their floor and post information
- Conduct audits of the trash and recycling bins in their building
- Talk with students, address questions about sustainability
- Conduct surveys about sustainability issues
- Attend a training at the beginning of the semester
- Brief weekly meetings with RA's, bi-monthly meetings with the sustainability fellow/RD, and occasionally as a group
- As a group, plan an event once a semester to engage students in sustainability related issues
- Collaborate with student groups to promote health and well being
- and join in on many other creative and fun activities...