President Monaco pledges to make Tufts carbon neutral ASAP at EarthFest 2017.
The Eco-Rep program is led by a coordinator and assistant coordinator, who oversee the tasks and responsibilities of 20 Eco-Reps. In the 2016-2017 school year, all of the ResLife staffed dorms had Eco-Reps, including Blakeley, the graduate residence hall. The Eco-Reps held a variety of responsibilities, but some to highlight include: managing compost in the residence halls; distributing small, personal compost bins to individuals; holding events in the residence halls; tabling for Meatless Monday; distributing green dorm certificates to residents; and serving as a resource to residents and ResLife. This year we held 35 events, certified 252 dorm rooms, collected over 2,200 meatless meal pledges, and received over 3,000 gallons of compost!
Eco-Reps tabling for Meatless Monday at the dining hall.
Eco-Reps also play a large role during the Spring EarthFest event. This is organized in collaboration with Students for Environmental awareness (SEA), a club that is spreading the message of sustainability and making an impact throughout campus and beyond. The Eco-Reps organize a Zero Waste Week Challenge leading up the the event to promote more conscious waste production. Also, for the month leading up to EarthFest, Eco-Reps collect clothing for the annual Clothing Swap, which takes place during EarthFest. While this is our largest event of the year, many smaller Eco-Rep events occur in the dorms throughout the semester.