Sustainable Duke's Dorm Eco-Reps are unpaid students who are leaders for sustainability in the 14 East Campus residence halls at Duke. They educate their peers about sustainability and develop fun and engaging programming to lower the environmental footprint of the residence halls and their residents.
The Dorm Eco-Reps run the Green Dorm Room Certification program on East Campus. Projects from recent years include a sustainable “tip of the week” in each dorm, an energy conservation event with bike-powered smoothies, a trip into downtown Durham on the Bull City Connector, installing shower timers, an art installation made of recycled cans, as well as other student generated ideas.
Dorm Eco-Reps volunteer approximately 1-3 hours per week of their time. As a strong, collaborative community, Dorm Eco-Reps meet together for one hour each week to share updates and ideas.
The Dorm Eco-Reps program begin as a pilot with Wilson Hall in the spring of 2010 and expanded to all East Campus residence halls in the fall of 2010.
How to Get Involved
Selection is complete for the 2015-2016 Dorm Eco-Reps program. Follow the work of the Dorm Eco-Reps on the Duke Eco Tips Facebook page.