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 (spring)

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!


Azzurra Catucci, Oaks & Park Place (Fall)

Class of 2018

Hometown: Pawtucket, RI

Majors/Minor: Cinema and Television Arts / Environmental and Sustainability Studies, Italian Studies

Fun Fact: After failing to get Jimmy Fallon tickets in NYC, I ended up meeting SNL star Taran Killam.

Favorite Sustainable Living Tip: Always carry a reusable bottle! They save you money, help you stay hydrated, can be decorated, and are very sustainable!

Becca Foley, Danieley

Class of 2019

Hometown: Falmouth, ME

Major/Minors: Strategic Communications and Spanish/Business Administration

Fun Fact: I refuse to eat fake syrup, so I brought a jug of Maple Syrup to school with me.

Favorite Sustainable Living Tip: Hang dry your clothes instead of putting them in the dryer, you'll save money and energy, and there's no risk of shrinking your clothes!


Alaina Kiesel, Extended

Class of 2017

Hometown: South Huntington, NY

Majors/Minor: Art- Photography, English- Creative Writing / Environmental and Sustainability Studies

Fun Fact: Two of my favorite things are cows and yoga. I have started a collection of 12-month calendars filled with images of cows doing yoga (I’ve got two so far).

Favorite Sustainable Living Tip: Buy a re-usable Keurig-Cup to make your easy cup of coffee without excess waste. It’s cheaper, better for the environment, and allows you to be pickier about the type of coffee you buy!

Patrick Larsen, Historic

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!


Julia Needham, Colonnades

Class of 2018

Hometown: Winston-Salem, NC

Major/Minor: Environmental and Ecological Science / Mathematics & Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Fun Fact: I just got my scuba certification!

Favorite Sustainable Living Tip: Save your grocery bags and other plastic film items! These can be recycled at most grocery stores, including Harris Teeter, Lowes Foods, and Target.

Andrew Nemnich, Station at Mill Point

Class of 2017

Hometown: Corona del Mar, CA

Major/Minor: Entrepreneurship and Finance / Environmental and Sustainability Studies

Fun Fact: Beer battered shrimp tacos are life.

Sustainable Living Tip: Ride a bike whenever possible in order to reduce the amount of gas spewed into the air by cars thus lowering carbon emissions greatly. In addition to being eco-friendly, it's a great source of exercise, so make it apart of your workout program.

Kate Pearce, Global

Class of 2018

Hometown: Nashville, TN

Major/Minors: Environmental Studies / Sociology, Policy Studies

Fun Fact: I have been sand boarding in Peru!

Favorite Sustainable Living Tip: Dry your clothes for a short amount of time in the dryer, then use a clothes rack!"


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!


Gabrielle Rumney, Oaks & Danieley

Class of 2017

Hometown: Jacksonville, FL

Major/Minors: Public Health / Human Services & Environmental Science

Fun Fact: My favorite food is avocado!

Sustainable Living Tip: Turn your computer off when you aren't using it. It not only saves electricity but your computer will last longer.