Eco Reps

The UMW Eco-Reps program at the University of Mary Washington is a student-based program partnered with UMW Sustainability to solicit change through education and awareness. Through communication, the sharing of resources, and implementation of policy, Eco-Reps involved in sustainable initiatives and programs they are passionate about, encourage and put into effect the sustainability mission of the university!

The Eco Reps are vital to the success of sustainability on campus. Their energy and enthusiasm combined with the resources of the Office of Sustainability is key in sustainability events and sustainability development.

Eco Reps are expected to:

1. Participate in at least one sustainability program or initiative on campus

2. Identify the sustainability mission of the university

3. Communicate between student sustainability groups on campus and UMW Sustainability

4. Commit to a 1-2 hour meeting once a month

5. Assist in the occasional sustainability event

6. Work a few hours per week

Find the full descriptions of the initiatives listed below HERE

Current initiatives include:

  • Community Garden
  • Pollinator Garden/Pollinators
  • Tree Campus USA
  • Butts are Litter Too
  • Stewardships of the Earth (partnered with Fredericksburg Food Co-op)
  • Community outreach (working with local environmental organizations)

Future/potential initiative ideas:

  • Clean up UMW recycling
  • Grant writing
  • Fair Trade Campaign (www.FairTradeCampaigns.org)
  • New Sustainability Events
  • Sustainability Map
  • *YOUR IDEA HERE*

To become a UMW Eco Rep, click HERE to fill out the Eco Rep form.

 

Click HERE to learn about other ways to get involved on campus.

Have any questions? Email sustainability@umw.edu