Below you will find a list of current EcoReps programs and projects that are looking for student volunteers and/or interns. Internships can be volunteer or for credit (and sometimes paid EcoReps internships are available).
If you are interested in one of the opportunities below, fill out our member application and we will contact you in the near future:
Current Ongoing Program Opportunties
- EcoReps - Admin Team. The EcoReps Admin team is looking for students to help with activities such as room reservations, ordering pizza for events, etc. Committment is 1-3 hours per week.
- EcoReps - Outreach Team. The EcoReps Outreach is looking for several students to help with outreach efforts. Students will make short presentations in classes, schedule short tabline events in key public areas (HUB, Red Square, cafe's, etc.), and come up with other ideas to promote the EcoReps program. Committment is 1-3 hours per week.
- EcoReps - Social Media Team. The EcoReps Social Media team manages multiple social media channels for EcoReps including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, and a dedicated EcoReps blog. Social Media team memebes work closely with other program and project leads to help promote their efforts as well. Committment is 1-3 hours per week.
- EcoReps - Monthly Networking Social. This team helps plan and deliver a monthly EcoReps social to bring students together from across the campus to network around sustainabilitiy, from business and law students to environmental studies and social justice students. Committment is 1-3 hours per week.
- Green Greeks. Green Greeks started as an EcoReps project over three years ago and it has now grown to become its own RSO. Many of the activities are related to promoting sustainability in the Greek system at UW but there are also projects that engage the whole campus. You can learn more about Green Greeks on their blog and/or their Facebook group page.
- Greening Health Sciences. The Greening Health Sciences Initiative was launched by the UW Environmental Stewardship Committee (ESC) in 2015. It focuses on promoting sustainability opportunities in both UW Medicine (the UW managed medical centers) and in the academic schools at UW that make up health sciences (Dentistry, Global Health, Medical, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health, Social Work). Opportunities for students to engage with the Greening Health Sciences Inititaitve are wide ranging and include things like general outreach, coordinating special projects at one fo the medical centers, and helping create a class for one of the academic schools. Committment is 1-5 hours per week depending on the project a student becomes involved with.
- Student Sqwatch Experience. The Student Sqwatch team has one of the most fun tasks among the EcoReps programs. This team gets to utilize the UW Sustainability mascot, Sqwatch, to promote sustainability among students across campus (and faculty and staff too). If you are a marketing, branding, or business studuent this is a great opportunity for you. Committment is 1-3 hours per week.
- Sustainability in the Arts (SITA). SITA is a fairly new initiative on campus. Started by students in 2015, the initiative works across the five arts programs at UW (Arts, Dance, Drama, Music) to support and promote two distinct elements of sustainabilit in the arts: 1. sustainability efforts in operations or 'back of the house' (such as programs, lighting, costume and stage reuse) and 2. sustainability topics as a theme in the creative works themselves (so, for example, a play on social justice or a dance on environmental issues). Opportunities range from general outreach to coordinating special projects and performances. Depending on project, committment can range between 1-5 hours per week.
Current Special Projects Opportunities
- Green Husky Market. The Green Husky Market was started by EcoReps volunteers in 2015. Students organize an event similar to a farmer's market right on Red Square! Committment is 1-3 hours per week, sometimes more on day of market.
- Green Dawgs Certifications. UW Sustainability offers several green certifications including the Green Lab and Green Office certifications. Now RSOs can be green certified too through the Green Dawgs Certification program. A group of students has created a green certification program just for student clubs and will be launching it during the 2017-2018 academic year. Currently, the project team is currently in need of writers to help author blog and social media posts about clubs who have received certifications.
- Succulents for Sustainability. During the 2018 Winter quarter, the EcoReps began their first-ever ‘Succulents for Sustainability’ fundraiser. This campaign is designed to cultivate student appreciation for the natural world while providing Huskies with a low-key companion! Each plant also features a sustainability fact about the campus, or a cool resource you can use to act more sustainably.