EcoRep Program

EcoReps Mission and Overview

The Bates College EcoReps are a team of students who work toward promoting environmentally responsible behavior on campus. EcoReps work in small groups to develop and implement different projects, including organizing the annual Trashion Show, working on a recycling campaign, and writing the monthly newsletter. Through peer-to-peer outreach and designing projects for the semester, EcoReps gain valuable work skills while also creating sustainable change on campus.

EcoRep Programs and Activities

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Madeleine Lachevre models an outfit made out of Commons’ disposable mugs for the 2014 annual Trashion Show. This event is hosted by the EcoReps every year to promote recycling and reusing in a fun, engaging way.

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Eco-Service Day takes place every year during Short Term. Students come together to work on various projects including planting seeds in the college’s community garden, beautifying bike racks, and clearing hiking trails in Lewiston.

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The “Drain the Dregs” campaign started in the fall of 2014 to encourage students to empty liquids from their mugs before recycling them.