The Staff & Faculty Eco-Reps Program

The Staff & Faculty Eco-Reps Program is a peer education program that provides the tools to improve the environmental sustainability of Penn offices and labs. There are 3 volunteer Co-Chairs that help guide the program in addition to our office staff:

  • Marie-Louise Faber, EHRS
  • Jennifer Mishkin, PSOM
  • Judy Tjiattas, Grad Division SAS

Designed to improve environmental awareness and behavior change, the program builds knowledge and leadership across Penn's Schools and Centers by empowering individuals to champion the goals outlined in the Penn Climate Action Plan.

Participating staff volunteers meet monthly to share best sustainable practices between departments, and attend brief trainings by the Green Campus Partnership on sustainability topics. Eco-Reps then implement change spreading awareness of important sustainability issues and conservation strategies in their respective offices and departments through sustainability projects, events,  and creative informational campaigns.

For information about the Staff & Faculty Eco-Reps Program, please email

Apply to Become a 2015-2016 Staff/Faculty Eco-Rep

Are you motivated to make your office, lab, or larger Penn community more "green"? Apply to the Staff & Faculty Eco-Reps program to get information, support, and peer problem-solving!

Penn's Eco-Rep program is the premier place for employees to who want to reduce Penn's environmental footprint and enhance the workplace by educating and engaging others in more sustainable actions.


  • Coordinate a Green Team in your department to implement sustainability initiatives
  • Consider working with your Green Team or office to achieve Green Office Certification
  • Communicate with your dept. about sustainability at least once a month
  • Share information with other Eco-Reps about your initiatives
  • Ask for advice if you encounter challenges - at our monthly meetings and on the email listserv
  • Act as a liaison to Facilities and Real Estate Services (FRES) for eco-ideas and issues
  • Attend monthly meetings


Fill out our application form in order to apply to be part of the Staff & Faculty Eco-Reps program.

After you hit submit, keep an eye out for information about upcoming meetings. If you have any questions on the status of your application, please email

An alphabetical listing of current Staff & Faculty Eco-Reps, including school or center, and department.

Eco-Reps share best practices in sustainability. View an archive of tips to make home, office or school greener.

As an Eco-Rep you might seek access to files as part of a personal information search or collaboration. Resources include waste management guides, past presentations, applications (green office certification, green fund), and other helpful documents. 



Plan to attend these Eco-Rep meetings in 2016.