University of Vermont


UVM Eco-Reps Program Fall Training

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 8:00am to Friday, August 22, 2014 - 3:00pm
Aiken 101

TUESDAY, Aug 19th

8:00 am- 4:00 pm

Early move in. Eco-Repspick up room keys fromResLife (Ari).

4:00 pm- 7:00 pm

Senior Eco-Reps Meeting (Julie)




8:30 am- 9:00 am

Breakfast (Aiken 101)

9:00 am- 12:00 noon

Welcome, Intros, Nuts and Bolts

Exercise:Making Connections (Julie)

Eco-Rep Introductions (All)

Training Overview (Julie)

Eco-Reps Program Goals & Objectives (Julie)

            Job Responsibilities (Julie/Sr ER)

            Exercise: Activity Ranking (Sr ER)

Eco-Rep Team Communication (Julie)

2014 Expectations (Mairi-Jane)

Exercise: Two Truths and a Lie (Sr ER)


12:00 pm- 12:45 pm


12:45 pm- 1:00 pm

Eco-Reps Team Picture

1:00 pm- 5:00 pm            1:00 pm

1:30 pm

2:00 pm



4:30 pm

Environmentally Responsible Living on Campus

Office of Sustainability Introduction (Mieko)

Fall Promotional Calendar (Ari)

Composting, Recycling, Energy Conservation, and Transportation

Exercises:Directed Paraphrase, Elevator Pitch, Artifacts

Partnerships with Sodexo Dining Services (Caylin)


5:00 pm- 5:30 pm


5:30 pm

Evening Activity (Optional)


THURSDAY, Aug 21st

8:30 am- 9:00 am


9:00 am- 11:00 pm

How to Promote Change on Campus

Introduction to Social Marketing

Behavior Change Projects

Peer to Peer Behavior Change

11:00 am- 12:30 pm

University Stakeholders and Expectations

Student Life Davis Center Eco-Reps

Residential Life

Office of Sustainability

UVM Facilities

Other Partners

12:30 pm- 1:30 pm


1:30 pm- 3:00 pm

Tour Green Mountain Compost(Erica)

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Prepping for Move-in Day

Peer to Peer Sustainability Exercises (Sr Eco-Reps)

Small Groups - Complete Hiring Paperwork with HR

(228 Waterman Building)

4:30 pm- 5:00 pm

Training Wrap-Up

5:00 pm- 5:30 pm


5:30 pm

Evening Activity (Optional)


FRIDAY, Aug 22nd

9:00 am- 3:00 pm

Assist with Move-In Day (paid work time)

·      Introduce yourself to residents

·      Wear the “Ask Me About” stickers…..

·      Answer Questions in the Res Hall Entrance Areas

Explain Composting

Show and Explain Recycling Facilities/ Baskets

Explain Sustainable Transportation Options including Campus Bus, Off Campus Bus and Car Share

·      Help move, flatten, and stack cardboard for recycling 


UVM ID Required: 
Admission Fee: 
No fee. Eco-rep students only