Eco-Reps @ Purdue

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Eco-Reps at Purdue University serve as student ambassadors to promote sustainability and environmental stewardship in University Residences (a unit of Purdue Housing & Food Services). With almost 90% of incoming students choosing to live in residence halls, and with almost 12,000 total students living in University Residences, this program enables a small group of dedicated and enthusiastic students to greatly influence Purdue's culture of sustainability.

We train these students as peer educators, providing them with resources and knowledge to help change personal and collective behaviors and create a more sustainable, green campus.

As an Eco-Rep, you will learn interesting, behind-the-scenes practices at Purdue and beyond, through enriching experiences such as touring the on-campus Wade Utility Plant, visiting the anaerobic digester at the West Lafayette Wastewater Treatment Facility, or travelling to local wind farms.

Currently, the Eco-Reps program operates at:

If you're interested in becoming an Eco-Rep, email us at