Recently, my fraternity made a huge stride in going green by adopting a new house position called the 'Sustainability Chair.' Serving on this chair requires you to fulfill 5 major duties. These duties are as follows:
The EcoReps are excited for another quarter working with a new team of Service Learners! We had our first meeting on Wednesday, January 13th where we had the opportunity to meet all of the new recruits. We have a handful of projects that we are working on this quarter, and we would like to highlight a couple of them:
EcoReps is continuing its Green Greek Representatives blog segment with Dylan Reynolds from the Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity, who discussed the new waste fines:
With the beginning of the Green Greek Representative Program, the EcoReps have asked the representatives to make a statement about what sustainability means to them and their efforts to increase sustainability in their chapters. This week we’re showcasing the Alpha Chi Omega (AXO) sorority whose representative is Kalie Morrell.
EcoReps is proud to introduce the Green Husky Coalition! The Green Husky Coalition is a revision of the Green Tea Party and aims to bring environmentally focused student groups together to facilitate conversation about campus sustainability. In addition, by creating a place for groups to meet, they will be able to better help each other in projects and goals outside of those set by the Coalition.
This year, EcoReps is unveiling the Green Greek Representative Program, a brand new outreach program aimed at increasing sustainable operations in the Greek Community. The program is currently run by Kiyomi Morris and Tali Haller, who have been working nonstop for the past couple months to create it.
EcoReps has a large presence in the UW Greek Community, and we would like to highlight chapters that are making exceptional efforts to be more sustainable. This week we'll shine the spotlight on the Sigma Kappa sorority.
We here at EcoReps hope that your first couple weeks of school have been going excellently! For those of you who have not yet heard, let us give you a little update about where we are right now. This summer we have been hard at work, overhauling our program to change our focus to project development with the aim of making the UW campus more sustainable.