Student Opportunities: Eco-Reps 

Eco-Reps are peer educators dedicated to furthering sustainability by promoting ways for students to adopt more environmentally and socially responsible behaviors. Eco-Reps educate their peers about environmental and sustainability issues through three primary outlets: Coordinating with Residence Life staff to incorporate sustainability themes or practices into residential programs; Delivering Sustainable Living lessons to Elon 101 and Global Studies courses as requested; and contributing to and promoting Office of Sustainability events such as Phoenix Cup and Earth Week.

Eco-Rep applications are typically open March 1-31.

To request a Sustainable Living lesson for your class, please click here.
 

Meet the Current Eco-Reps!

Anna Baynes, Oaks & Park Place 

Class of 2018

Hometown: Chapel Hill, NC

Major/Minor: Environmental Science and Ecological Studies, Biology

Fun Fact: I've ice climbed a glacier in Alaska!

Favorite Sustainable Living Tip: Tell companies not to send you junk mail and magazines.  This will save a lot of paper!


 

Sara Dolce, Danieley

Class of: 2020

Hometown: Wellington, FL

Major/Minor: Environmental and Ecological Science/ Geographic Information Systems

Fun Fact: I spent 7 weeks traveling across the country visiting national parks this summer!

Favorite Sustainable Living Tip: Always remember to bring reusable bags into the grocery store so you can reduce your plastic use!


 

Tori Ippolito, Extended

Class of 2018

Hometown: Wet Islip, NY

Major/Minors: Environmental and Ecological Science/ Biology and Psychology

Fun Fact: Whenever I have free time I love to bake. It's relaxing and delicious!

Favorite Sustainable Living Tip: Cut down on single-use plastics by using re-usable cups, straws, or silverware whenever you're on the go!

 



Patrick Larsen, Colonnades

Year: Class of 2019

Hometown: Midlothian, VA

Major/Minor: Cinema and Television Arts/Creative Writing

Fun Fact: I have four lovely cats named Tootsey, Autumn, Mickey and Tigbirt.

Favorite Sustainable Living Tip: Instead of using a car to get to nearby places, ride a bike!  It’s fun, it’s healthy, it cuts down carbon emissions, and it’s a great activity with friends!


 

Taylor McFadden, Colonnades

Class of 2020

Hometown: Baltimore, MD

Major/Minors: Statistics/Public Health

Fun Fact: There's nothing better than Maryland seafood!

Favorite Sustainable Living Tip: Remember to bring along your reusable water bottle/mug! This will reduce the amount of waste created from single-use products.





Jess Pusch, Station at Mill Point (Fall)

Class of 2019

Hometown: Greensboro, NC

Major/Minor: Environmental Studies / International Studies

Fun Fact: During the summer of 2017 I was based in Portland, OR doing an internship with GreenPeace, an international environmental justice organization

Favorite Sustainability Living Tip: To make a difference in creating less waste, buy less single-use containers, especially ones that are not recyclable! Instead buy bulk, which has less packaging, or bring your own reusable containers.

 

Lindsey Putnam, Loy Center

Class of 2019

Hometown: Charlotte, NC

Major/Minor: Environmental Studies / Public Heath

Fun Fact: Bacon makes everything better!

Favorite Sustainability Living Tip: Turn off the water while you are brushing your teeth in order to save about 200 gallons of water per month!

 

 

Louisa Sholar, Historic

Class of 2020

Hometown: Mooresville, NC

Major/Minor: Environmental Sustainability Studies and Policy Studies / International Studies

Fun Fact: : I went on a camping trip across the US for twenty-three days. Highway One in California was my favorite location!

Favorite Sustainability Living Tip: Check out thrift stores to purchase already-produced items instead of supporting "fast fashion" industries!

 

Meg Trepp, Global

Class of 2020

Hometown: Richmond, VA

Major/Minor: Environmental and Sustainability Studies / Public Health and Adventure Based Learning

Fun Fact: : I love the moon!

Favorite Sustainability Living Tip: Bring reusable bags to the grocery store to avoid wasting plastic bags that end up polluting our oceans and sitting in landfills.