The EcoRep is an exciting new position here at Southern Illinois University this year. EcoReps are representatives of their individual residence halls and areas on campus who are interested in sustainability initiatives that will help improve the SIU campus, Carbondale, and global communities.
As an EcoRep, members will serve on their Area Councils in the residence halls and bring issues or concerns from their building back to the larger campus EcoRep team. The EcoRep team for the campus will work to develop ideas for programs and initiatives that promote sustainability efforts within the community. Some events that are currently being planned include waste audits, Recyclemania (a month-long recycling challenge for the campus), and more.
Students who are interested in becoming an EcoRep can attend an Area Council meeting in their residence hall or contact Geory Kurtzhals, Sustainability Coordinator. Residents interested in sustainability and going green also have the opportunity to live in our “Going Green” Living Learning Community. To learn more about this community, check out our website here.