The end of the year is quickly approaching, and that means that CSE is looking for new and improved Eco-Reps! Sadly, many of our current Eco-Reps are either graduating or going abroad next semester, and their positions now need to be filled! Applications are due April 12th, so make sure to get them started! Applications are found here!
The Eco-Reps Program is perfect for those of you who want to be more involved with sustainability, but may not have large amounts of time to dedicate towards a class, research, or an internship. Or maybe you are just super-passionate about educating your peers about sustainable living!
Eco-Reps spend around three hours a week doing various things for the program. All Eco-Reps are assigned to a residence hall (the larger residence halls have two or three Eco-Reps each), and are expected to maintain the compost bin, keep their bulletin board up to date, post signs in the building pertaining to lectures and other information, and communicate with their residents.
All Eco-Reps host one event each semester (with a small budget) – there have been energy challenges, ice cream socials, movie screenings, dance parties, grilled cheese nights, sushi parties, games, and more!
The Eco-Reps also meet once every other week, in order to catch up on what everyone is doing with their residents, discuss and solve problems, propose ideas, and to hear about other sustainability-related happenings on campus.
In addition to the residence hall Eco-Reps, CSE is also looking for a Compost Coordinator, Plastic Bag Coordinator, and an Eco-Rep for Special Interest Housing. If you would like to be considered for any of these, please indicate that on your application!
So apply now! Applications are due on April 12th. You can find the applications on the CSE website here, or you can just fill out this form and send it back to sustainability at dickinson.edu by April 12th.
And if you want to be more involved with the Center for Sustainability Education, you may want to consider applying for one of the CSE Internships! There are a couple positions opening up, including my position as the Eco-Warrior Princess (that’s not really my title…) – don’t worry, I’ll still be working for CSE!
The CSE interns are in a 10 hour/week (paid) position. In addition to working in their respective positions, interns also collaborate with each other on large projects, some of which is done at weekly meetings. CSE interns also have get to work in and have 24/7 access to the CSE library and intern office (which is not only beautiful, but also the perfect place to study!). And, of course, interns get to work with some pretty awesome people.
To apply, just fill out the same application as above (also found here).
To learn more about each position, you can read the position descriptions here.
Also, you should watch this amazing video one of the interns made, which explains how awesome CSE internships are!
To know if being an Eco-Rep is right for you, answer the following questions:
- Have you ever taken a class on sustainability and LOVED it?
- Do you often find yourself walking a different way through your residence hall so you can pass a light switch and turn it off?
- Do you want to be able to educate people about sustainability?
- Have you ever taken a recyclable out of the trash and relocated it to the recycling bin?
- Do you use any power strips in your room?
- Have you ever (even once) timed your shower?
- Do you feel the need to attend as many sustainability lectures as possible?
- Do you own a reusable water bottle? (Or two. Or three…)
If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then you may have what it takes to be an Eco-Rep!