EcoReps

Article originally published on Campus Dining's website

by Sarah Bavuso, Campus Dining, and Jack Sullivan '22

On February 22, the Princeton’s men’s and women’s basketball teams hosted Cornell in a thrilling double-header at Jadwin Gymnasium. The Tigers triumphed in both games, with the women’s team extending their impressive win streak to four games and the men’s team securing an important Ivy League win.

by Claire Wayner '22

Over intersession in February, I traveled to Gettysburg College to attend an annual conference held by GreenAllies, an organization dedicated to empowering and supporting students to innovate and lead environmental sustainability efforts. The conference brings together students from across the region to meet and attend informational workshops designed to provide inspiration for on-campus projects.

The Princeton University Ecology Representative Program (EcoReps) was founded in 2004 and is hosted by the Office of Sustainability. The EcoReps support the mission of the Office of Sustainability by promoting the integration of Princeton’s sustainability goals into life on campus, with a focus on residential life; athletics; Move Out/In; Reunions and other events. Through their efforts, the EcoReps aim to increase sustainability awareness and behaviors among Princeton students.

The Office of Sustainability is now hiring EcoReps Leaders for 2019! 

The Princeton University Ecology Representative Program (EcoReps) was founded in 2004 and is hosted by the Office of Sustainability. The mission of the EcoReps is to promote the integration of sustainability into life on campus.

Applications are due by Sunday, November 25th at 11:59PM.

The application is available online via Google Forms

EcoReps Leader Expectations:

During Move-In this past September, Frist South Lawn once again resembled a yard sale as part of our second annual Move-In Resale. Featured were rows of couches, futons, lamps, rugs, and more. The 3,000+ dorm items were collected the previous semester through the expanded Greening Move Out program.

by Ezra Austin '19

This semester, Princeton's EcoReps launched “Mend Monday,” a bi-weekly clothing repair initiative in Frist Campus Center. Cecilia Shang '18 and Nico Viglucci '17, the group's organizers, believe that Mend Mondays can bring greater exposure to sustainability while empowering students to take clothing repair matters into their own hands.

Shang said that in preparing for the initiative, a survey was sent out to students in order to gauge interest. The response was overwhelmingly positive.

If you can't keep it or sell it, donate it during the EcoReps Move Out Donation Drive and Graduate Student Furniture Drive.

Every spring, the EcoReps Move Out team partners with local charities and organizations to donate any used or unwanted items from campus dorms. As you move out, please bring unwanted items to a donation station between May 21-May 26 and June 5-6. Donation stations will be located across campus and staffed with EcoReps. Abandoned items left on campus will be sent to the landfill, so please bring them to the closest EcoReps Donation Station!

by Ezra Austin '19

On Friday, January 12, the EcoReps Greening Athletics group worked with the Princeton Athletics department to host the first ever “Tiger Sustainability Night,” a double-header basketball game with a focus on recycling practices and raising awareness.

The game marked the first major event organized by the Greening Athletics group, a new initiative of the EcoReps, founded last year. Three EcoReps—Taylor Bacon ‘19, Erin Mooz ‘19, and Alie Fordyce ‘19—are leading it.

This New Year, put your best foot forward by including a sustainable New Year's Resolution in your list! During Reading Period, Princeton EcoReps have several events planned to help you think green:

All week:

Participate in the EcoReps Clothing Swap by donating clothes outside any residential college dining hall or at the Frist Welcome Desk.

On November 4, four EcoReps attended the Students for Zero Waste (SZW) Conference organized by the Post-Landfill Action Network (PLAN) at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. Erin Mooz '19, Erin Redding '19, Cecilia Shang '18 and Aleks Cvetkovic '18 share their thoughts and takeaways from the conference in this Q&A.

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