• Eco-Rep Program to Kick Off

8/4/2009

To expand environmental outreach and education to students living in Suffolk's residence halls, the University is launching an Eco-Rep Program for the fall 2009 semester.

Throughout the spring and summer of 2009 student volunteer applicants were sought out.  During the summer, student applicants were selected.  Each Eco-Rep will contribute an average of 5 hours per week as a peer educator.  Eco-Reps will serve as resources, hosting informational tables and contributing to residence hall programming, to raise awareness about:

  • energy and water conservation
  • waste reduction
  • recycling
  • indoor air quality (i.e. green cleaning)
  • campus programs such as the September Dorm Recycling Challenge, Bring Your Own Bag, Mug Club, and RA Green Leadership Recognition Program
  • opportunities to get involved in environmental activities on and off campus.

"We have made great progress with waste reduction and recycling in the residence halls over the past three years.  By launching an Eco-Rep program, student volunteers will have an opportunity to develop their leadership skills while raising environmental awareness among their peers.  This resource for Suffolk residents is expected to help make conservation an even bigger part of the residence hall culture," said Erica Mattison, Campus Sustainability Coordinator who is responsible for bringing the program to the campus.

Apply for this semester

The Eco-Reps have already been selected for 10 West.  However, if you are a Suffolk student living in 150 Tremont, Miller Hall, or a hotel and have 5 hours per week to help with the greening of Suffolk, you are encouraged to apply. 

The application deadline has been extended to September 10.  Click here for application instructions.

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