What do YOU rep?
Emerson Eco-Reps promote campus sustainability through peer-to-peer education, outreach and awareness. Eco-Reps meet weekly with Emerson’s sustainability coordinator to discuss campus sustainability issues and goals, plan activities and events for campus housing, and share challenges, solutions, and successes towards raising awareness.
Eco-Reps are engaged in campus affairs to better understand how individual behaviors affect the local environment and how these behaviors collectively create a significant global impact. Eco-Reps build foundational knowledge surrounding sustainability issues and discuss how to best raise awareness of these issues among their peers. While increasing overall campus awareness of environmental, economic and social justice issues, the Eco-Rep program advances environmentally responsible campus initiatives such as energy efficiency, recycling and composting, sustainable food, and efficient resource use. Through education and activities, Emerson Eco-Reps increase their own environmental literacy in order to become effective sustainability leaders on campus.
The work of this program is based on the value of individual, day-to-day change in improving our relationship with the environment. Currently, the Eco-Rep program includes all of Emerson’s residential halls and campus populations and is recognized as an influential student group on campus. The Eco-Rep program is open to all undergraduate students interested in sustainability, leadership, and campus affairs.
There are eight Eco-Reps positions that represent the Emerson College community—Piano Row (2), the Little Building (2), the Colonial Building, the Paramount Center, off-campus students and graduate students.
Interested in becoming an Eco-Rep?
Get in touch with the Eco-Rep that represents your constituency. Eco-Reps are expected to work 5 hours per week, including a biweekly meeting with Emerson’s sustainability coordinator. Eco-Reps are paid $11 per hour. Find position openings.
Eco-Reps are hired at the beginning of the Fall semester and are based on an online application and an interview. Applicants are evaluated based on level of enthusiasm for the program, current residential or academic stage (residence hall, undergraduate, graduate), openness to collaboration, charisma, and willingness to commit time to the program. It is strongly preferred that Eco-Reps correspond to the constituency they represent. Preference is also given to applicants who will be on the Boston campus for the entire academic year.
Eco-Reps’ responsibilities include: planning and excuting campus events individually and as a team, spreading sustainability awareness among peers through campaigns and mentoring, collaborating with student government, other student groups and residential assistants, learning about sustainability and environmental issues, going on site visits and leading by example.