As student advocates for sustainability on campus at New York University, the NYU EcoReps cultivate environmental literacy and sustainable behavior through peer-to-peer education in residence halls.
EcoReps are environmental peer educators in their residence halls, spreading the word about sustainable actions in fun and appealing ways. EcoReps work to inform their peers by supporting sustainability campaigns, designing informational materials, communicating creatively, hosting residence hall events, more.
Over the course of the semester, the EcoReps attend monthly meetings focused on one environmental topic. Topics include waste, energy use, food systems, climate change, conscious consumerism, and environmental justice. Through guest speakers and events, the EcoReps deepen their own understanding of these environmental topics and become better advocates for environmental action.