Ithaca College Eco-Reps Program
By promoting sustainable behaviors in IC residence halls, the Eco-Reps Program strives to create an understanding of sustainability within the community and reduce the campus's carbon footprint.
The IC Eco-Reps are a group of 25 residential students who help raise awareness about ecological issues and encourage environmentally responsible behavior of campus residents. Eco-Reps educate their residence hall mates about environmental issues such as waste reduction and energy conservation and help plan related activities in their residence halls. Eco-Reps must attend regular training and planning meetings. At each meeting you'll be introduced to a new topic, help plan activities, and brainstorm actions you'll take in your residence halls over the following weeks. Other duties include group activities, collaborative projects, and opportunities to represent the Eco-Reps program at various campus events.
What We Are Looking For:
- Effective communication skills (through a variety of means)
- Ability to work independently and collaboratively
- Ability to see projects through to completion
- Ability to learn information about environmental topics and relate that information to your peers
- Enthusiastic, engaging individuals who are passionate about environmental and social issues
- Students who can be held accountable for their work
- Creativity and enthusiasm
What You Will Gain:
- Leadership and peer education skills
- Knowledge of environmental and social topics
- The experience of working with other passionate students
- $7.25/hour for five hours of work per week (work study is not required)
Eco-Reps commit an average of 4 hours/week plus 1-hour weekly meetings. Eco-Reps who miss more than one meeting per semester may be asked to leave the program. Much of your work will be done independently, on your own schedule. There will be requests for participation in occasional group events and training opportunities. One day-long fall training session (time and location TBA) is mandatory for all Eco-Reps.
Applications are now closed for the spring 2012 semester. Check back at the end of the semester for when we will be accepting applications again.