Each year we hire one student from each first year dorm and each second year college house who outreach specifically to their dorm, as well as several Eco Reps at large who do outreach to the entire community. Through the Eco Rep program, our office spreads the values of sustainability and stewardship to all corners of campus.
Eco Reps divide their work between furthering sustainability outreach and education in their residences and collaborating on bigger projects to increase Bowdoin's overall engagement with environmental issues. The work is as varied as the individuals who apply, and students of all interests and experience are encouraged to apply for these jobs. In recent years, Eco Reps have organized clothing swaps, led campus to victory in energy usage reduction challenges, implemented reusable cup usage in college houses, worked within dorms to reduce water usage, and shown enormous commitment to helping their peers form more sustainable living habits.