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Innovative student sustainability training

The Eco-Reps program encourages community among students who are passionate about environmental issues, and it empowers students to be leaders at DePauw and in the Putnam County area.

During the fall, Eco-Reps learn about DePauw's most important sustainability initiatives and conduct campus-wide education efforts. In the spring, Eco-Reps lead campus sustainability projects in partnership with DePauw staff and faculty, such as "Recycle Mania" and "Energy Games." 

Check out the Eco-Reps "DePauw Sustainability: Where are we going?" presentation in Fall 2012 here to learn more about campus initiatives. 


Thomas "Kojo" Addaquay ’16 Accra, Ghana 

"The impact we have on the environment today is making a big difference on the world of future generations. I believe we all have the capacity to tackle some of these issues at any level. Eco-Reps is the best way to get involved on campus."

Katharine "Penny" P. Hyde ’15 Gurney, Ill.

"I love nature and try to spend as much time outside as I can. I would like to do as much as I can to preserve our environment so future generations are able to enjoy it as much as I do."


Sara C. Lejsner ’16           
Crystal Lake, Ill.

"I believe nature has this profound ability to inspire awe and greatness in all of us, and it shouldn't be taken for granted. We need to conserve and protect what we still can now to ensure a safe future for everyone and everything."

Michael "Mitch" J. Metzger ’16


Lauren E. Van Fleet ’16 Scottsville, Ky.

"Eco-Reps is a great way to participate in sustainable, hands-on projects, which will benefit the DePauw and Greencastle communities. I hope to do what I can to raise environmental consciousness and mitigate climate change." 

 Zhiyan "Amy" Jiang ’15 Shenzhen, China


Allison A. Orjala ’14

Congshu Wang ’15        Qingdao, China

"My first-year seminar at was Biology of Food. I became interested in American agriculture and environmental issues after taking that class. I believe being one of the Eco-Reps is a good way to pursue my interests and contribute to the DePauw and Greencastle communities."


Sarah K. White '16
Steamboat Springs, Colo.

Forrest G. Kunkel '15 Brookville, Ind.



 Katelyn M. Utz '15          Shelby, Ohio


Kristin M. Hillman '17 Scottsdale, Ariz.


Nicholas "Nick" M. Tobar '17 LaPorte, Ind.

"I have always had a love for nature and being outdoors. Current world issues are taking a toll on our environment, and being an Eco-Rep will give me the chance to preserve the environment and take the necessary steps in educating myself and others in how to preserve our world for future generations."

Madeline M. Piscetta '17  Sharon Center, Ohio