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EcoRep: By giving the EcoReps the skills and knowledge needed to promote environmentally responsible behavior in freshmen residence halls, our program strives to create an environmentally literate student population.

What is an EcoRep?

EcoReps are enthusiastic incoming first-year students with a desire to promote change.

There are 30 EcoReps each year -- at least one on each floor of the first-year 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. Learn more...

Apply now!

Be an EcoRep for the 2022-23 year. Applications due by May 25.

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If you have any questions about the program please contact

Meet the EcoReps Coordinators

Zoe James, Jacob Post, and Gabrielle Scullard

EcoReps coordinators, from left, Maxwell Sheldon '20 - Community Engagement Coordinator, Dax Emerson '21 - Ecorep Coordinator, Micaela Wallace '21 - Ecorep Coordinator, and Rosemary Aviste '20 - EcoRep Director. (University of Rochester photo)