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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.

"By joining EcoReps, I became a part of something bigger than myself"

Former EcoReps share what they enjoy most about being an environmental leader on campus.

Become an Environmental Leader

The NYU EcoReps are sustainability advocates in residence halls. Through peer-to-peer education, programming, and projects, they inspire their residential hall community to be more environmentally-conscious and live more sustainably.

Over the course of the semester, the EcoReps attend bi-monthly meetings focused on leadership training, development workshops, and the Office of Sustainability’s campaigns.. Through guest speakers and events, the EcoReps deepen their own understanding of their sustainable campus and become better advocates for environmental action.

Want to become an EcoRep? Here's what you need to know:

Interested candidates should be:

  • Available for Fall training in early October;
  • Able to devote 3-5 hours per week (flexible schedule — potential to work some evenings and weekends);
  • Interested in the environment & sustainability;
  • Creative, enthusiastic, and positive;
  • An excellent leader and communicator (and available and approachable in residence halls);
  • Able to work independently as well as collaborate with a group; and
  • In good standing with the university, with a suggested cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Past and Potential Projects:

  • Assist the Office of Sustainability in the development and implementation of awareness campaigns on campus such as Waste Week, NYUnplugged, and Earth Month festivities.
  • Raise awareness about waste reduction practices.
  • Conduct audits of the recycling bins in buildings.
  • Swap incandescent or CFL bulbs for LEDs.
  • Set up and/or design tabling events in your residence hall.
  • Work jointly with other EcoReps and RAs to coordinate environmental events in residence halls.