The GreEco Reps program run through the Tufts Office of Sustainability works to engage Greek Life on campus with environmental initiatives and sustainable behavior change. Established in 2014, the GreEco Reps aim to connect the students and resources in Greek Life on campus with Tufts sustainability goals. By holding events, spreading awareness, changing behaviors and infrastructure, and educating our chapter communities, we work to model sustainable behaviors to create positive, permanent change.
The GreEco Reps have encouraged environmentally friendly behaviors through managing compost bins, improving recycling infrastructure, organizing Mystic River Watershed Clean Ups, hosting Meatless Mondays at Carmichael Dining Center, collaborating with other student clubs and local nonprofits like the Tufts Food Rescue Collaborative, promoting Tufts EcoReps campaigns, and more!
Roles and Responsibilities
Benefits of being a GreEco Rep:
• As a GreEco Rep, you are a leader of sustainability in your chapter community and a resource for members looking to decrease their environmental impact and learn how to live more sustainably.
• You represent your chapter and serve as a liaison to the Tufts Office of Sustainability
• You work to decrease waste and improve recycling in the chapter house and at all social events.
• You will develop your communication skills to talk about your impact on the environment and how you can train yourself and influence those around you to change their behaviors.
• You remind your peers to follow sustainable habits and always “think green”
A typical week as a GreEco Rep:
• Attend the GreEco Reps weekly meeting, during open block on Mondays, to stay in the loop on environmental initiatives on campus, share ideas to inspire sustainable behaviors in Greek life, and plan fun GreEco events.
• Table in Carmichael Dining Center for Meatless Mondays to encourage peers to decrease or eliminate their meat-intake
• Empty your chapter house’s (and/or your own) compost bin into the conveniently placed “Organics” toter now on Professors Row, or any compost collection toter around campus.
• Give a mini-presentation at one of our weekly meeting during the semester on a particular environmental passion or recent advance in sustainability.