UK Recycling is excited to announce the fifth year of its EcoReps program! This program, which is an opportunity for on-campus students to promote sustainability to students in their residence halls, has been completely redesigned from its format in previous years in order to give EcoReps more chances to serve as student leaders at UK.
For the 2021-2022 school year, two EcoReps will be chosen to represent each residence hall on campus. These EcoReps will have the chance to organize and lead one sustainability-related event per semester for students in their hall, alongside one or more other EcoReps. They will also be in-the-know about all things sustainability at UK, so they can promote participation in events and get the word out about initiatives to people in their dorms who may be interested.
All EcoReps will receive a $100 stipend at the end of the academic year (as long as they fulfill all of the program requirements), as well as a ‘swag bag’ from UK Recycling at the fall semester training. They will leave the year with more knowledge of how sustainability works at UK, as well as new connections with other members of the campus sustainability community.
Serving as an EcoRep opens up chances to work with UK Recycling, Sustainability, and related offices in the future, particularly in terms of internship opportunities. Getting a foot in the door as a leader on campus early in your college years is so valuable, and even if you have just a slight interest in sustainability, the EcoReps program can be an amazing place to start!