Mission: To foster sustainable living, education and behavior within the campus and the community by equipping student leaders with the skills and the knowledge of sustainability.
Who Are Eco-Rep Leaders? Eco-Rep Leaders are select undergraduate students who are leaders that represent the Sustainability office at Coastal Carolina University. Eco-Reps are leaders and peer educators who model and promote sustainable living. Eco-Rep Leaders work to develop programs and events that challenge their peers and the campus community to adopt a more sustainable lifestyle.
What Do Eco-Rep Leaders Do? Eco-Rep Leaders plan events and activities relating to sustainability on and off campus.
Weigh the Waste
Campus Sustainability Day
Classroom and Civic Group Presentations - If you would like to book an Eco-Rep Leader to do an educational presentation for your class or organization, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Meet the Fall 2015 Eco-Rep Leaders
Major: Health Promotion with a concentration in Global Studies
Graduation Year: 2017
Hometown: Tokyo, Japan
Before I graduate CCU: I hope to challenge myself and explore new and exciting things. I want to grow and develop as a person and inspire the Coastal community through my actions!
Dream Career: International community and health care development
How I live green: I live green by thinking about the way my actions will affect the world around me. Everyday I try to make conscious decisions to use and want less of material things. The simplest actions can really make a world of difference.
Major: Marine Science / Minor: Biology
Graduation Year: 2016
Hometown: Valley View, Pa.
Before I graduate CCU: I hope to do my part my making Coastal's campus as green as possible.
Dream career: work for National Geographic
How I live green: I live green by making a conscience effort to understand how my decisions and actions affect the environment. Use reusable items as often as possible. Stay away from disposable water bottles, bags and containers.
Major: Marine Science / Minors: Jounalism and Environmental Science
Graduation Year: 2017
Hometown: Detroit, MI
Before I graduate CCU: I hope to leave a positive impact on the Coastal community by working towards a more sustainable university during my time here. I want to inspire administrators and students to give more thought on their environmental impact and ways they can improve upon it; not only on a personal level but on a local and global scale, as well.
Dream Career: traveling and writing for National Geographic, raising awareness on the environmental issues happening worldwide, working as an environmental advocate, activist and educator towards a more sustainable future and healthier planet.
How I live green: I've found that it's the smallest lifestyle changes that can have the biggest impact over time. I recycle anything and everything I can, work towards reducing my overall waste and energy consumption and educate others whenever I have the opportunity, with the hope that my green practices will encourage them to go on living more sustainably and continue raising awareness. Together we can make the planet a happier, healthier place to live.
Major: Psychology / Minor: Theatre
Graduation Year: 2017
Hometown: Carmel, IN
Before I graduate CCU: I want to get a perfect 4.0 one semester.
Dream Career: Something where I can work with others one-on-one and have creative freedom.
How I live green: I walk to class or take a shuttle to and from class from UP, as often as I can to cut down on my gas usage. I make a point to recycle whenever possible and use a reusable water bottle.
Apply To Be An Eco-Rep Leader
Applications will open at the end of November 2015 for the Spring 2016 semester.
What We Are Looking For:
- Students with a passion for environmental, social and economic topics
- Students that are engaging and not afraid to present or speak in front a group
- Students that exemplify qualities of leadership, motivation and dedication
- Students with an open schedule, especially during the day on Wednesdays.
Expectations and Requirements: Eco-Reps are leaders and peer educators for students, staff and faculty at Coastal Carolina University as well as for the community. Each Eco-Rep has the expectation to represent the sustainability through a variety of means, including academic presentations, campus meetings, special events, educational sessions and environmental campaigns. Eco-Reps are expected to devote their time to educate their peers, foster sustainable behavior and build community. Each Eco-Rep Leader will be required to attend weekly meetings, conduct campus and community presentations, help plan and execute special events, be a resource for sustainability at CCU and connect with departments on campus to help in making their efforts more sustainable. During the Fall semester, Eco-Rep Leaders are also required to work during the home football games with the Green Team.
What You Will Gain:
- Develop events and programs for students on adopting sustainable behaviors
- Professional development, leadership and peer education skills
- Creation of awareness programs, event planning and management skills
- Knowledge of environmental and social topics
- Experience of working with other passionate students
- Opportunity to collaborate with campus and community organizations
- Opportunity to attend regional and national conferences
- Assist Sustain Coastal in major events, such as farmers markets, athletic games, move-in and Campus Salvage