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Student Eco-Reps Program Rolls Out Impact Projects

August 24, 2015

Since 2009, the Eco-Reps program has engaged Penn students as peer educators, campaign organizers, and sustainability champions. Starting this fall, the Sustainability Office is introducing a new feature of the program, designed to further expand the student’s role as campus environmental leaders – Eco-Reps Impact Projects.

Students accepted as Eco-Reps will partner with an organization focused on improving campus, local, or regional environmental sustainability in a hands-on, outcome-based project. More than a dozen organizations have submitted 14 available projects for consideration in 2015, including implementing a recycling program in Philadelphia public schools, conducting soil testing in community gardens, designing a composting system, studying green cleaning practices, to name a few.

“Our Eco-Reps Impact Projects give Penn students a unique opportunity to apply their interest in environmental sustainability by working directly with organizations throughout Philadelphia,” said Julian Goresko, Sustainability Outreach Manager. “These innovative projects will provide students with professional and educational experiences that will contribute to their learning inside the classroom.”

Learn more about the Student Eco-Reps Impact Projects on the Green Campus Partnership website. 

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