Eco-Reps are undergraduate leaders who foster environmental responsibility on campus. Areas of interest they address include: communication, consumerism, energy, food, transportation, water, and waste. They work to educate campus-goers about sustainability issues by distributing information, hosting events, and implementing programming throughout campus building and residence halls. Examples of things they have done include: write articles for UVM's newspapers (The Cynic and The Water Tower), conduct energy audits of energy appliances in residence halls, attend sustainability symposiums, and host Thanksgiving events centered around the concept of sustainable agriculture.
Their work is based on the philosophy that we can improve our relationship with the environment by making simple changes to our lifestyles.
To get a sense of what it's like to be an Eco-Rep, watch our video.