The Colorado College ECO-Rep or Eco-RA program, supported by the Sustainability Office, promotes peer-to-peer education to foster sustainable living practices on and off campus. All residential areas, including large residence halls, apartments, smaller campus houses and off-campus areas are served by one or more student ECO-RA. Selected ECO-RA’s educate locally in their respective residential spaces, through formal and informal programming, marketing materials, and events. In addition, ECO-RA’s implement conservation measures in their residential areas. Examples of activities include monitoring and reporting on energy and water use, identifying opportunities to minimize paper waste, coordinating CFL lightbulb exchanges, and supporting material reuse & recycling.
The program aims to have every Eco-RA develop an on campus project and apply for an EcGrant to fund it. Ideally, the program will expand in order to create further infrastructure for sustainability in the residential life program.
Lydia Ballantine ’17 (Mathias Local LLC)
Karolina Szymanska ’17 (Mathias)
Eileen Kitrick ’17 (Slocum Hall)
Anastassia Doktorova ’17 (Language Houses)
Emma Brachtenbach ’17 (CrossROADS SIC)
Katherine Jacaruso ’17 (Loomis)
Mackenzie Murphy ’16 (McGregor)