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 Campus Sustainability Week and Earth Week.

Meet the Current Eco-Reps

 

Loy Center Neighborhood

Jette Beermann (she/her)

Hometown: Rellingen, Germany

Major/Minor: Double major in Exercise Science and Psychology

Favorite Sustainability Living Tip: Reduce the usage of plastic bags. Take a reusable tote bag to go grocery shopping!


 

Colonnades Neighborhood

Sophie Eskenazi (she/her)

Graduation Year: 2024

Hometown: Chapel Hill, NC

Major: Psychology and Human Service Studies

Favorite Sustainable Living Tip: Buy sustainable clothing! Thrifting is cheap and a good way to buy sustainably and a good place to donate and repurpose old clothes.


 

East Neighborhood

Alissa Kapp (she/her)

Graduation Year: 2023

Hometown: Harding, NJ

Major/Minor: Environmental Studies

Favorite Sustainable Living Tip: Swap your makeup wipes and cotton balls for a reusable makeup eraser or washable cloth. It is an easy way to reduce your everyday waste and save money too!


 

Danieley Neighborhood

Matthew Flacksenburg (he/him)

Graduation Year: 2024

Hometown: Winchester, VA

Major: Biology; Minor: Environmental Science

Favorite Sustainable living tip:  Look for small ways to cut down on power usage in your dorm! Unplug electronics when not in use, use natural light, turn the thermostat down a notch (or up in warm weather), and of course, turn everything off when you leave the room.


 

Oaks Neighborhood

Molly Ruiz (she/her)

Graduation Year: 2025

Hometown: Huntingtown, MD

Major/Minor: Integrated Biology

Favorite Sustainable Living Tip:  I am all about buying sustainable products. Shampoo and Conditioner bars  along with plastic free deodorant is a great little thing to do your part!


 

Historic Neighborhood

Nik Salah (he/they)

Graduation Year: 2025

Hometown: Detroit, MI

Major: Acting; Minors: Sustainability and Policy Studies

Favorite Sustainable Living Tip: Eat a little less meat! You can start with something silly like “Meatless Monday’s” and go from there!


 

Global Neighborhood

Eliza Shane (she/her)

Graduation Year: 2025

Hometown: Wilmington, DE

Majors: Economics; Minors: Leadership and Environmental and Sustainability Studies

Favorite Sustainable Living Tip: Purchase ingredients at the grocery store that are versatile and can be used for a long time to avoid food waste!


 

Station at Mill Point

Juliana Wilson (she/her)

Graduation Year: 2023

Hometown: Severna Park, MD

Major: Environmental and Sustainability Studies; Minor: Anthropology & Environmental Education

Favorite Sustainable Living Tip: To cut down on waste in your own kitchen, use beeswax wrap to save leftovers in the fridge or to take food out of the house with you.  This minimizes the amount of single-use plastics and/or foil that is commonly disposed of in the kitchen.  The beeswax wraps can be handmade or store-bought; they are reusable, rewashable, and compostable!