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

 

Claire Aft (she/her), Station at Mill Point

Graduation Year: 2022

Hometown: Winston-Salem, NC

Major: Human Services; Minor: History

Favorite Sustainable Living Tip: Bring a reusable mug/cup for coffee, it’s not only cute/aesthetic, but it also helps the planet!

 


 

Sophie Eskenazi (she/her), Colonnades Neighborhood

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.


 

Matthew Flacksenburg (he/him), Danieley Center

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.


 

Alissa Kapp (she/her), East Neighborhood

Graduation Year:2023

Hometown: Harding, NJ

Major: 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!


 

Ellie Olivier (she/her), Global Neighborhood

Graduation Year: 2024

Hometown: Winston-Salem, NC

Majors: Environmental Science and Spanish; Minor: Art

Favorite Sustainable Living Tip: Use a microfiber towel instead of makeup wipes to take off your makeup


 

Chloe Stuart (she/her), Historic Neighborhood

Graduation Year: 2024

Hometown: Verona, NJ

Major: Adventure Based Learning and Environmental and Ecological Science

Favorite Sustainable Living Tip: If you use dryer sheets, try swapping them out for reusable dryer balls which last up to 1,000 washes!


 

Juliana Wilson (she/her), Oaks & Park Place

Graduation Year: 2023

Hometown: Severna Park, Maryland

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!