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Call for Staff Eco Reps

February 2, 2010

Eco-Reps is a peer-to-peer educational program that began with students in Penn’s college houses to help reduce their environmental footprint through improved environmental awareness and behavior changes. The Green Campus Partnership has begun expanding this program to Penn staff, and is currently recruiting on-campus employees to become the first class of Office Eco-Reps.

The program will aim to develop leadership and expertise in sustainability across the schools and centers by identifying, educating, and empowering individuals to champion Penn’s environmental and conservation goals outlined in the Climate Action Plan.

Staff Eco-Reps will be self-selected individuals within academic departments, administrative divisions, and units within centers at the University. These individuals will meet monthly to exchange information about successful projects and best sustainability practices that have been adopted by their respective departments.

Several schools and centers have already nominated candidates for the Staff Eco-Reps Program, and the Green Campus Partnership will continue recruiting Penn staff members throughout the spring.

If you are interested in becoming an Eco-Rep or scheduling a presentation for your office or department, please send an email to sustainability@upenn.edu with the subject “Staff Eco-Reps”.

Fact

If each person on campus uses one paper coffee cup each day, Penn would produce 9.6 million cups for waste

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