Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 69.73
Liaison Lindsey Lyons
Submission Date April 30, 2012
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Dickinson College
ER-1: Student Sustainability Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.37 / 5.00 Daniel Webster
Sustainability Projects Coordinator
Center for Sustainability Education
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Total number of degree-seeking students enrolled at the institution:
2,340

Program name (1st program):
Eco-Reps Program

Number of students served by the program to whom peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education is offered (1st program):
1,577

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

The Eco-Reps program is a volunteer, peer-educator program to teach students in the residence hall basic sustainability practices. This education is accomplished through waste auditing, composting, and events-based initiatives.
Peer-to-peer activities include but are not limited to screenings of relevant sustainability movies--No Impact Man and Haynesville--local food dinners in the dorm, and energy workshops.


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

Students are selected via a general application that requests basic information regarding their reasons for wanting to become an Eco-Rep and any previous experience he/she may have within the environmental field.


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

III. A three-hour training session is required for all incoming Eco-Reps. The Eco-Reps student manager and a sustainability coordinator train the group of students by utilizing the Eco-Reps Training Manual that was designed by a student intern and approved by the Center for Sustainability Education in the summer of 2010. During the training session, students are provided an overview of their responsibilities, general knowledge about sustainability programs at Dickinson, and programs they are required to manage throughout the semester.


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

Currently, we are provided limited monetary support out of the Mellon Grant that served as the funds to launch the Center for Sustainability Education.


The website URL for 1st Program:
http://blogs.dickinson.edu/ecoreps/tag/eco-reps/
+ Date Revised: Jan. 22, 2013

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The Eco-Reps website will be complete by Fall 2011.

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