Eco-Reps have a wealth of knowledge on sustainable lifestyle choices and habits that can serve you and the planet long after you leave UVM. Use and share these Eco-Rep-made resources and contact us if you'd like print copies for yourself or distribution.

Guides

Dining Hall Hacks

This is a guide to eating well on campus and producing less food waste. It’s full of creative ideas for navigating dining hall and retail outlets.

 

 

 

Greening Your Campus Event

Many students are interested in keeping their events green but it can be hard to know how to make that happen. We’ve got the answers you need!

 

 

 

Green Shopping Guide

Keeping money in our local economy and supporting small businesses supports sustainability. This guide reviews the basics of buying local (and often used!) in the clothes, food and lifestyle categories.

 

 

 

Guide to Green Living

This is the first guide Eco-Reps ever made and we update it periodically to make sure it still reflects the best tips for navigating campus (and beyond) sustainably.

 

 

 

Zero Waste Guide

Interested in the zero waste movement but not sure where to start? This guide gives some practical suggestions for essential tools and easy DIYs.

Quizzes

Transportation at UVM Quiz

Wondering how to get around and beyond campus to enjoy all that Vermont has to offer but want to keep your carbon footprint in check? Take this fun quiz to see what options best suit your needs.

 

Waste Sorting at UVM Quiz

Recycling and composting regulations differ across the country. Do you know what goes where on our campus and in the rest of Chittenden County? Take this quick quiz to find out!

 

 

Videos

Bike Registration

Watch this one-minute video to learn how to register your bike in a national database connected to campus so you have a higher likelihood of getting it back if it is lost or stolen.

 


 

CCRH Heating & Cooling

EcoWare

Learn how to use our reusable to go container program to help reduce single use waste on campus.

 

 

 

Greenride Bikeshare

Watch this to learn how our local bikeshare works.

 

 

 

 

Off Campus Composting

This video covers the basics of composting while living off campus. Need more info? Head to the Chittenden Solid Waste District website.

 

 

 

Sustainable Swaps

These videos show you a few single use or disposable items you can swap out for easy and low cost zero waste staples.

 

 

 

Waste Sorting

This video is a great introduction to properly sorting your waste on campus and even applies to the rest of Chittenden County. Remember, when in doubt, throw it out!

 

 

 

Zero Waste DIY

This series will show you how to make commonly used cleaning, hygiene and beauty products out of ingredients you might even already own.

 

 

 

Network

The UVM Eco-Reps Program is part of a broader network of many similar peer-to-peer sustainability programs across the United States and Canada. Here are a few ways to connect with other programs:

  • Check out what other programs are up to in the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) Resource Hub.
  • Join the Northeast Campus Sustainability Consortium’s (NECSC) Slack group for staff and student sustainability leaders.
  • Join a listserv for program coordinators by sending an email with “subscribe” in the subject line to  eco-rep-list-request@lists.hcs.harvard.edu.
  • Check out this shared Google folder of resources from programs across the country, including a directory of programs and a guide to starting a program.