Penn’s College House Eco-Reps program brings together students passionate about environmental issues who want to make a difference in their community.  Students work with staff from Penn’s Green Campus Partnership to develop programs in their College House focusing on environmental sustainability.

The College House Eco-Reps Program

The College House Eco-Reps program is a student environmental leadership program that promotes sustainable lifestyles across Penn’s residential communities.  Representatives support the University’s Climate Action Plan through peer education, projects, and outreach events.  Eco-Reps strive to be constant models of environmental consciousness and challenge their peers to adopt a culture of sustainability.

Select students will work as Eco-Reps within their College Houses to develop educational events, activities, and campaigns aimed at supporting the University’s environmental goals.  Initiatives focus on energy, waste, water, transportation, food, lifestyle habits and more.

Student participants will have the opportunity to interact with other environmental leaders on campus, attend trips throughout the Philadelphia area, and create programs and events that challenge their peers to adopt more sustainable behavior.

The program is managed by sustainability staff in Penn’s Division of Facilities and Real Estate Services and is an initiative of the Penn Green Campus Partnership, an umbrella group of students, staff, faculty, and community members that promotes better environmental practices and policy on campus.

If you're interested in becoming an Eco Rep for Riepe College House, email questions to