Who are the EcoReps?
The EcoReps are peer leaders working to educate students about environmental issues through fun, interactive events. EcoReps also work with Sustainable Carolina, hall governments, student government and other campus organizations to make lasting environmentally friendly changes on campus. Find out about our upcoming events by following us on social media.
Become an EcoRep!
We hire new EcoReps for a one-year term each summer. The application is available online now through August 27. Each EcoRep is assigned a specific residence hall and is responsible for the following:
- Plan events promoting sustainable living
- Collaborate with RHA and Hall Governments to plan more sustainable events
- Manage the Green Dorm Room Certification Program
- Campaign for the University to implement more sustainable practices across campus
Green Dorm Room Program
Think you live green? Prove it by having your dorm room certified green by the EcoReps! To get certified, you’ll do a simple audit of your habits and submit it online. If you meet the minimum qualifications, your EcoRep will stop by your room with a window cling so you can show off how green you are. The levels of certification are: Mist Green, Light Green, True Green and Ever Green. Since we started the program, 297 rooms have been certified! Add yours to the list now: http://tinyurl.com/scecoreps
Join us for our annual No Impact Week from November 2-7, 2015! No Impact Week is a week of personal challenges to live a low (or no) impact life. After signing up, each morning of No Impact Week you’ll receive an email with your daily challenge and tips for completing it. Don’t stress, we’ll have events throughout the week to help you succeed. The daily themes are:
- Monday - Buy nothing new
- Tuesday - Make no trash
- Wednesday - Take sustainable transportation
- Thursday - Eat locally and seasonally
- Friday - Minimize your energy and water use
- Saturday - Give back to the community
Southeastern Regional EcoReps Conference
We will be hosting the fifth annual Southeastern EcoReps Conference in February 2016. If you're at a college or university in the Southeast and have an EcoReps program or want to start one you are welcome to attend! Further afield or can't travel to SC? Join us "virtually" as we broadcast sessions online! Check back here in November for more details. For more information, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.