EarthReps

Earth RepEarthReps is a student-led sustainability leadership program for freshmen. The EarthReps are freshmen that serve as residence hall-based sustainability ambassadors. The program aims to train emerging young sustainability leaders, expand campus awareness of the framework of sustainability, and build community among students, staff, and faculty.

EarthReps receive training in substantive sustainability issues as well as skills for initiating essential conversations among peers, planning hall activities, and other community building approaches.

EarthReps Requirements:

  • Attend at least one monthly meeting during which a sustainability topic is presented by a peer student leader or outside guest.
  • Work with other EarthReps and GSRC interns to create and complete an action project each month on the chosen topic. This action project can be less involved, like putting up flyers and posting on Facebook, or more involved, like hosting a movie screening in your hall.
  • To help with the success of the action project, EarthReps will also attend meet regularly with GSRC staff and interns for guidance and advice.

Global Sustainability Resource Center supports EarthReps by:

  • Organizing the monthly meetings during which EarthReps learn about different sustainability topics,
  • Providing ideas and guidance to EarthReps to develop action plans,
  • Providing leadership and organizational development training to build the capacity of EarthReps to emerge as student leaders, and
  • Offering a community of peers and mentors similarly interested in fostering change.

GSRC is currently recruiting EarthReps for the 2015-2016 academic year.  If your have questions, please email sustainability-center@uci.edu with “EarthReps” in the subject line.

EarthRep Application

If you are interested in sustainability or being involved on campus apply to be an EarthRep at your dorm! Earth Reps are freshmen that serve as residence hall-based sustainability ambassadors.  The program aims to train emerging young sustainability leaders, expand campus awareness of the framework of sustainability, and build community among students, staff, and faculty.
  • Must be a freshman and live in Campus Residential Housing
  • Must be enthusiastic about sustainability and show a willingness to learn
  • Attend at least one monthly meeting during which a sustainability topic is presented by a peer student leader or outside guest.
  • Work with other Earth Reps & GSRC interns to create and complete an action project each month on a chosen topic.  This action project can be less involved, like putting up flyers and posting on Facebook, or more involved like hosting a movie screening in your hall.