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Become an Eco-Rep for fall 2015

May 7, 2015

Looking to get involved at Penn State? Become an Eco-Rep! This opportunity is a paid position for first-year students who are passionate about creating a sustainable community. You should apply to be an Eco-Rep if you want to:

  • Gain real-life experience in implementing and promoting sustainability programs, such as recycling, composting and energy conservation
  • Become a leader in your residence hall
  • Connect with other new students like you - Make a difference at Penn State
  • Get paid $500 per semester!

The ideal Eco-Rep candidate is not necessarily the one with the most knowledge about the environment. If you are reliable, good-natured, and excited to be a sustainability advocate in your residence hall, we want you!

Applications are due by June 26, 2015. Email the Eco Rep team at ecorep@psu.edu with any questions.

More information and apply online


Eco-Reps are first-year students committed to creating a culture of sustainability at Penn State. The position is paid and welcomes students from diverse majors and backgrounds to encourage sustainable behaviors in the residence halls through fun activities. Currently, the program is only in East Halls, with Eco-Reps working with their peers in every hall. The program targets behavior changes among their student body, and institutional changes in the halls and common areas. The Eco-Reps help the university use its resources more efficiently while lessening the impact Penn State has on the surrounding environment. The Eco-Reps have had many successes that include the support of and implementation of Penn State’s Zero Waste initiatives in East Halls, as well as diverting thousands of pounds of trash from the landfill and carbon dioxide from the air.

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