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Liaison Malorie Imhoff
Submission Date March 4, 2014
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DePauw University
ER-1: Student Sustainability Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Anthony Baratta
Assistant Director for Sustainability
Academic Affairs
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Total number of degree-seeking students enrolled at the institution:
2310

Program name (1st program):
Eco-Reps

Number of students served by the program to whom peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education is offered (1st program):
12

A brief description of the program, including examples of peer-to-peer outreach activities (1st program):

Eco-Reps is a competitive program available to DePauw students. The Eco-Reps program encourages community among students who are passionate about environmental issues and empowers students to be leaders at DePauw and in the Putnam County area.


A brief description of how the student educators are selected (1st program):

The student educators are selected based on an application and interview process each August.


A brief description of the formal training that the student educators receive (1st program):

During the fall, Eco-Reps learn about DePauw's most important sustainability initiatives and conduct campus-wide education efforts. The training is done by Office for Sustainability staff. During the fall the student educators also help run our Community Bikes program, Campus Farm and other initiatives. In the spring they are the drivers behind programs such as Energy Wars and Move Out.


A brief description of the staff and/or other financial support the institution provides to the program (1st program):

The Eco-Reps program is led by Assistant Sustainability Director Anthony Baratta .


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Program name (2nd program):
Green Greeks

Number of students to whom peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education is offered (2nd program):
20

A brief description of the program, including examples of peer-to-peer outreach activities (2nd program):

The Green Greeks program, formerly known as GreEco-Reps, allows sustainability-minded students in sororities and fraternities to gather together and share best practices among themselves. In 2014, for example, Kappa Kappa Gamma hosted a dinner of all the Green Greeks and showcased how they had cut down on their trash bill and costs by aggressively pursuing recycling goals and ending the purchase of disposable cups and cutlery.


A brief description of how the student educators are selected (2nd program):

Each Greek chapter submits names of students who may be Green Greek representatives.


A brief description of the formal training that the student educators receive (2nd program):

In 2014, the Office for Sustainability began sponsoring the "Green Chapter of the Year" for the Order of Omega Awards. The three-page application is similar to a LEED checklist and educates members of the fraternities and sororities about best sustainability practices. Eco-Reps will be conducting audits of the fraternities and sororities to verify claims made by the houses and awards will be given out in April.


A brief description of the staff and/or other financial support the institution provides to the program (2nd program):

Assistant Sustainability Director Anthony Baratta helps lead the program, along with sustainability intern Allison Orjala '14 and Forrest Kunkel '15.


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Number of students to whom peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education is offered (3rd program):
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The website URL for 3rd program:
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Program name (All other programs):
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Number of students to whom peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education is offered (All other programs):
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