EcoReps are here to help you learn how to be more sustainable.
The EcoReps program at St. John Fisher College is a recently-developed peer-education and leadership program that focuses on campus sustainability, with the mission of increasing the environmental literacy of students, faculty, and staff. Each EcoRep plays an important role on our campus to help keep it healthy for the community, and resilient into the future. Through peer education, EcoReps help reduce the College's impact, give others the tools to lead a more sustainable life, and develop a stronger sustainability-minded campus culture. EcoReps gain valuable leadership and management skills; acquire event planning and outreach skills; gain deeper knowledge of sustainability in action; and make a positive impact on our campus. Students in the program are required to participate in a community-engagement experience each semester, allowing for students to make a positive impact off campus as well. EcoReps are led by EcoMentors, who are upperclassmen leaders who execute meetings, generate learning topics, and provide guidance to EcoReps, while also being a liaison for the Center for Sustainability.
The program was developed over several semesters by a sustainability student at the College, with the help of several peers and the Center for Sustainability. The student process of development included research of peer-education programs across the nation, compilation of notable attributes from different programs, assessment of campus needs, development of goals and processes, and recruitment of students.