(*Disclaimer out of date Eco-Rep logo photographed)
“New semester, new me” a common phrase you will hear as students wander the Dickinson campus trying to find places to exhibit their passions and make a name for themselves. Here at the Center for Sustainability Education, we provide a platform for students, faculty and staff to become peer educators. Over the weekend we trained and empowered 31 individuals, showing them how they can educate their communities and act as vehicles of change.
Over local pizza we discovered common passions. Exploring who are valuable partners across campus and different pathways Eco-Reps can take to accomplish goals. At the end of the night Eco-Reps were collaborating, proposing creative event ideas and exchanging positive feedback and words of affirmation. Volunteers left training excited to engage their communities.
Watch out Dickinson College. The Eco-Reps this semester are a strong and clever bunch. You will be seeing them in residents halls, behind the the peddler, even in the halls of the library. What does this say? Well. Dickinsonians are embracing sustainability.
Interested in partaking in peer education and being a contributing member of a supportive and active community? Consider becoming an Eco-Rep for something that means a lot to you. Have a favorite academic building? Become the Eco-Rep for that area. Bothered by your floor mates poor management of the recycling bin? Become an Eco-Rep. That simple.
Application can be found here @ http://www.dickinson.edu/info/20052/sustainability/2977/eco-reps/3
The current list of Eco-Reps can be found on our website as well: http://www.dickinson.edu/info/20052/sustainability/2977/eco-reps/5