NAU Residential Student Volunteer Eco-Rep Program

The role of the Eco-Rep is to provide peer to peer education on how to live more sustainably in NAU residential communities. Topics will include energy and water conservation, recycling, and other relevant environmental issues. Eco-Reps will serve as a resource that role models and promotes environmentally conscious behavior within their residential community/area. They will also assist students in becoming aware of their everyday lifestyle choices and understanding the effects an individual can have on the environment, specifically in their residence. The goal is to promote behavior changes that will continue beyond the time they live at NAU. 

The Eco-Rep position will be an opportunity for residential students to develop leadership and communication skills and gain knowledge on sustainability and the environment to share with others in their residence hall and in the NAU community.

 Taylor Welson



“I was able to gain more confidence in a leadership role” (Taylor Welson, former EcoRA)



What are we looking for in Eco-Rep Candidates?
  • Self motivated with the ability to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Creativity and enthusiasm
  • Outgoing and good communication skills
  • A willingness to help develop a peer education program on sustainability
  • A willingness to learn about environmental topics and share the information with your peers
  • Demonstration of effective leadership skills
  • Ability to complete projects and meet deadlines
  • Flexibility! This position is new, so we need flexible and adaptable participants
What will I gain from this experience?
  • Leadership, comunication, and peer education skills
  • Increased knowledge of environmental and sustainability issues
  • Helping NAU achieve the goal of carbon neutrality by 2020
What would be my responsibilities?
  • All Eco-Reps will attend bi-weekly group meetings and an individual meeting at least once a semester with the Advisor
  • Provide both passive and interactive educational programming within your residential community/area
  • Be a resource and support to your community, the Hall staff (RAs and Residence Hall Directors), and Hall Council
  • Assist with conducting surveys and inventories
  • Promotion of the No Impact Jack Sustainable Living Certificate
Application Process and Timeline
  • Priority Deadline for consideration of applications is Wednesday, September 18, 11:59 p.m.
  • Applications received after the priority deadline will be reviewed on an ongoing basis for any remaining openings. 
  • Successful applicants will be notified by 6pm on Thursday, September 19. 
  • Must be available for training and orientation on Friday, September 20 and Friday, September 27 from 3-5 pm.

Basis for selection includes:

  • Availability for biweekly staff meetings. Final time will be determined based on availability reported on applications
  • Content provided in submitted application
  • Current need in community

We have openings for Eco-Reps in the following communities:

Freshman Connections:  Allen, Cowden, McConnell, Reilly, Sechrist, Tinsley, Wilson
Upper Division Housing:  Mountain View, Aspen Crossing, Gabaldon, Taylor, Morton/Campbell
Apartments:  Campus Heights, McKay Village, Roseberry, South Village
Courtyard Apartments:  Gillenwater, McDonald,  Raymond

Have questions? Contact Cori Cusker at

Additional Applicant Information
  • You are applying for a position for your assigned residence hall or apartment community
  • One to two positions will be filled within each community
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