The Lehigh University Eco-Reps program began in May 2010 after Lehigh's environmental club, Green Action, received a grant from the Lehigh Environmental Advisory Group (LEAG) Green Fund. With $2,000, Green Action established Eco-Reps, a peer-education program that promotes sustainable practices in residence halls.
After the first year of the pilot program, the Office of Residential Life expanded the program to all the residential halls and Greek houses on campus. In addition, Lehigh's Sustainability coordinator helped the program coordinators work with our faculty advisor to create a course for each semester called "Sustainability in Action".
The new course is a hands-on seminar style class meeting for two hours a week. During class, Eco-Reps from each building begin their year by being trained in effective programming skills as well as learning about school policies. Through out the rest of the semester, local (and not so local) speakers visit the class and present lectures on different environmental topics. Followed by each broad lecture, faculty and staff from Lehigh lecture on how this issue effects Lehigh and discuss what students can do about.
During the second hour of class, Eco-reps meet with their buildings and the other Greek houses to plan outreach events to focus on the different topics that were addressed in class. Eco-Reps also conduct different types of audits, such as waste and energy audits, and hold contests and competitions.
If you wish to become involved with Eco-Reps next semester fill out an application found along the left side of the screen. The application for Greek Eco-Reps is a seperate application found on the associated page. We currently in the middle of recruiting new reps, so please contact us ASAP if you are interested!
If you want to see what your Eco-Reps are doing on campus check our calendar and see what events are coming up in your building or others. The calendar can be found on the left side of this page.
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