Dorm Eco-Reps

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 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.  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, auditing the presence of dual-flush toilets, posting informative maps about the location of cardboard recycling dumpsters, 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.

How to Get Involved

Incoming first year students can apply now for the 2012-2013 Dorm Eco-Reps program.  To apply, download the application form and submit your completed application to shajuti.hossain@duke.eduApplications must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, September 4, 2013.  If you have any questions about the program or application, please e-mail sustainability@duke.edu.