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APPLICATIONS ARE LIVE

Apply by 11:59PM on Friday September 13, 2019

The NYU EcoReps are a core group of peer-to-peer leaders in NYU Residence Halls charged with initiating sustainability projects, advocating for improved sustainability measures, and educating their peers on sustainability. This program is run by the Office of Sustainability with support from the Office of Residential Life and Housing Services.

The EcoReps program has four key pillars:

SUSTAINABILITY

To improve the sustainability of NYU through education and awareness.

LEADERSHIP

To develop leadership skills in order to be effective change makers.

ADVOCACY

To support sustainability initiatives in residence halls and advocate on behalf of their peers for sustainable changes.

COMMUNITY

To grow an inclusive and impactful community of sustainability leaders and peers.

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 monthly meetings that include a presentation on upcoming sustainability initiatives, and/or a workshop on key leadership skills and sustainability concepts. Between meetings, EcoReps have the opportunity to work with their residence hall leadership (students and professionals) to run programs, promote campaigns, and advocate for sustainable change.

WANT TO BE AN ECOREP?

Eligibility requirements:

  • Must commit to attending orientation and monthly meetings
  • Able to devote 3-5 hours per week (flexible schedule — potential to work some evenings and weekends)
  • Interested in and committed to the environment and 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
  • In good standing with the university, with a suggested cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

PAST AND POTENTIAL ECOREP 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.

Questions?