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Eco-Rep Leadership Program

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With more than 3,300 students living on campus, Lehigh recognizes the important role that students play in making Lehigh a model sustainable campus. Through the Eco-Rep Leadership Program, a peer-to-peer education program focused on training student leaders to embody and promote sustainable living in residential halls and Greek houses, students identify opportunities for innovation and implement sustainable change. Through fun and educational programs, Eco-Reps foster sustainable behavior change among their peers and help build a campus community for the 21st Century.

Who are Eco-Reps?


Forward-thinking, gritty, interdisciplinary student leaders who educate their peers, foster sustainable behavior change, and build community. Through fun and educational programs focused on waste and recycling, water and energy consumption, sustainable food systems, transportation, and social equity, Eco-Reps educate students living in residential halls and Greek houses to be more aware of their day-to-day living habits.  They identify opportunities for innovation, challenge the status quo, demonstrate stewardship and the principles of our equitable community, and implement sustainable change. 

Why should YOU join Eco-Reps?

  • Be an agent of powerful, positive change on campus

  • Gain leadership experience

  • Make a difference within your residential hall and change behavior campus-wide

  • Plan vibrant, fun events

  • Learn more about sustainability with peers who care

  • Be part of a nationally-recognized program

Become an Eco-Rep! Fill out the Eco-Rep Application for 2018-2019.

Meet the Coordinators

Olivia Barz - Eco-Rep Coordinator
Olivia Barz
Major: Environmental Studies
Hometown: Walnutport, PA
Emily Conlin - Eco-Rep Coordinator
Emily Conlin
Major: International Relations
Hometown: Chatham, NJ
Courtney Giardina - Eco-Rep Coordinator
Courtney Giardina
Major: Environmental Science
Hometown: Valley Cottage, NY
Jane Le - Eco-Rep Coordinator
Jane Le
Major: Environmental Engineering
Hometown: Lancaster, PA
Jessie Levy - Eco-Rep Coordinator
Jessie Levy
Major: Environmental Studies
Hometown: Olney, MD
Jordan Ober - Eco-Rep Coordinator
Jordan Ober
Major: Environmental Engineering
Hometown: Wanaque, NJ
Matthew Fainor - Eco-Rep Coordinator
Matthew Fainor
Major: IDEAS (Integrated Degree in Engineering, Arts & Sciences)
Hometown: Allentown, Pennsylvania
Natalie Rosato - Eco-Rep Coordinator
Natalie Rosato
Major: Environmental Engineering
Hometown: Wayne, PA
Christopher Miller - Eco-Rep Coordinator
Christopher Miller
Major: Accounting
Hometown: Hanover, Pennsylvania
Shannon Taylor - Eco-Rep Coordinator
Shannon Taylor
Major: Biological Engineering
Hometown: Chalfont, PA
2017-2018 Academic Year in Review


Awards and Development

Awards and Recognition

  • "Outstanding Educational Programming Award" (2013-2014): Student Life Leadership Awards

  • Lehigh Student Organization Resource Center, Student Organization of the Month, February 2018

Conference Attendance

  • Green Allies Conference, 2017 (Mechanicsburg, PA) and 2018 (Swarthmore, PA)

  • AASHE Conference 2014 (Portland, Oregon), 2016 (Baltimore, Maryland)

  • LVAIC Sustainability Conference 2014, 2016, 2018

  • Sustainability Student Leaders Symposium 2013 (Boston University), 2014 (Tufts University), 2016 (UMass Amherst), 2017 (Swarthmore College)     

Conference Presentations

  • AASHE Conference 2014 (Portland, OR)

  • LVAIC Sustainability Conference 2014, 2016, 2018

  • Sustainability Student Leaders Symposium 2016

  • Green Allies Conference, 2018 (Swarthmore, PA)

  • Sustainability Research Poster Session - Region 3 EPA, 2018