Eco Reps

Opportunity Type: 
Internship
Number of Positions Available: 

50

Location of Opportunity: 
On Campus
Host Department/Organization: 

Residence Life

Opportunity Description: 

Eco-Reps are the voice for sustainability in the halls. Students come together every week to learn about sustainability, what it is, why it's important, and how to "do" it.  Then, they take this information back to their halls and teach other students through programming and advocacy.  This is a position on Hall Council, but you can join Eco-Reps and not be on hall council if you would like.

Eco-Reps implement the major on-campus sustainability competitions: Battle of the Utilities and Recycle Mania. They also host the UA Earth Hour celebration.  Every Eco-Rep also has programming responsibilities for their individual hall and belong to a committee designed to accomplish smaller tasks.  Finally, Eco-Reps maintain the Eco Board in every hall, an educational bulletin board designed to passively inform residents about sustainability information and initiatives.

Address: 

500 N. Highland Ave #135

Mentorship and Supervision: 

Every Eco-Rep will work with the organization's staff advisor, the Coordinator of Sustainability Education. Students will also work with the three student Co-Directors. These are former Eco-Reps who have returned to mentor the new students. We meet for an hour and a half every week. Students also have the opportunity to work with their hall council advisors, often a professional staff member and a resident assistant.

Time Commitment: 

Eco-Reps average about 3 hours per week, starting in September to May.

Opportunity's Continuation: 

The Eco-Rep program is intended to be an academic year-long experience. There is also an opportunity to return to Eco-Reps for a second year as one of the Co-Directors. These students develop education and provide mentorship for the first time Eco-Reps.

Engaged Learning Experience (ELE): 
Contact mentor/supervisor for more information
Paid Position: 
No
How to apply: 

Contact your Community Director to discuss the process for joining hall council.  If you are just interested in the Eco-Rep program, please email sustainability@life.arizona.edu for more information.

For more information: 

Jill Ramirez, Residence Life, sustainability@life.arizona.edu, 520-626-9179, 500 N. Highland Ave #135

Engagement Category(s): 
Leadership
Research Theme(s): 
Climate and Adaptation
Energy
Food Systems and Security
Governance, Law, and Policy
Natural Environment and Biodiversity
Public Health
Science Engagement
Water