Here at UW-Whitewater, we strive to have sustainability present in all aspects of our student’s lives. The Eco-Rep position was created at Whitewater in 2012 as a way to create a peer educator position to get sustainability in the minds and lives of students in our residence halls. Are you wondering what an Eco-Rep does? For the most part, they act as a bridge between LITs and residents for sustainability, spreading information, putting on programs, and ensuring that our residents are informed about sustainability.
Learning Outcomes and Objectives for Eco-Reps:
Gain knowledge about sustainability and campus initiatives
Educate peers on sustainability issues and campus initiatives
Create, organize, and direct complex sustainability programs
Collaborate with other Eco-Reps for programming
Communicate with the LIT, RAs, and other students about sustainability issues
Inform RA Staff about campus and University Housing initiatives (RecycleMania, Campus Conservation Nationals, etc.)
Utilize and share sustainability resources
Requirements for Eco-Reps:
Attend all LIT meetings
Communicate sustainability-related information to your LIT, RAs, and complex
Share sustainability-related news/programs with your LIT each week
Coordinate sustainability programs in your complex
Attend a few RA staff meetings to inform them of sustainability-related campus initiatives and programs taking place
At Whitewater we have an Eco-Rep position for each LIT. If you are interested in being an Eco-Rep for your residence hall, let your Assistant Complex Director or RA know!