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In light of COVID-19 and the nature of residential programming this academic year, we will not be running the EcoReps program. For information and opportunities to get invovled in sustainability, please explore our Get Involved webpage.

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:


To improve the sustainability of NYU through education and awareness.


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


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


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


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.


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.

5 students wearing green "EcoReps" t-shirts posing outside


ECommittee members are former EcoReps that serve as volunteer leaders, peer-mentors to current EcoReps, and liaisons to the Office of Sustainability. Students must serve as an EcoRep before applying to be part of the ECommittee.