EcoReps are enthusiastic incoming freshman with a desire to promote change.
There are 30 EcoReps each year -- at least one on each floor of the freshman dorms. The EcoReps are guided by two upperclassmen student leaders who are experienced in on-campus environmental efforts and who have both themselves gone through the EcoReps Program. EcoReps educate the students in their halls on environmental issues like waste reduction and energy conservation by planning dorm activities and events.
The EcoReps are taught about sustainability through an EcoReps class. This two credit seminar meets twice a week for either a lecture, discussion, or program meeting and covers many topics including recycling, energy, and climate change.
Lauren Laibach '14, Program Director
Lauren is a native of New York from the Hudson Valley region, and has grown up with an ever-developing passion for environmental conservation. She is pursuing a self-designed interdepartmental major in Sustainability. After wonderful and rewarding experiences with the EcoReps program as both a student and a Coordinator she is thrilled to continue her involvement, overseeing the program as this year's students work towards the EcoReps mission.
Brittany Flittner '15, Residential Quad Area Coordinator
Brittany has been passionate about the environment ever since she was a kid. Yet, it wasn’t until she took an Environmental Science class in High School that her passion really developed. Brittany plans on majoring in Environmental Science with a Sustainability minor and a cluster in Public Health. Additionally, she will be the new President of GreenSpace in the fall, and hopes to increase her knowledge of sustainable living. Besides her love for the natural world, Brittany is also apart of Celtic, another “green” group on campus, which allows her to express her admiration for dancing. Brittany is extremely excited to be involved in the EcoReps Program for another year, and hopes that she can spread her knowledge about sustainability to the incoming freshman class.
Renee Smith '15, Susan B. Anthony Area Coordinator
Renee hails from Phoenix, Arizona and for years has been all too aware of the importance of conserving our natural resources. She is planning on majoring in ATHS (Archaeology, Technology, and Historical Structures) with a minor in Italian Studies. After her great experience with the EcoReps program, she decided to become a coordinator and help further the program. Renee is extremely excited to be a part of running this program and hopes to inspire future environmental activists in the incoming freshman.