Eco Reps

Roy Phillips & Karen Shore

The EcoRep Program is a university-wide, student-led environmental outreach network for the residential colleges. We lead college-focused sustainability initiatives, such as recycling projects and environmental education. We host:

  • Green Dorm Initiative: annual campus-wide competition for students and faculty to adopt and improve sustainable lifestyles
  • Freecycling: a giving table at the end of each semester to donate items unused or no longer wanted but may be needed and reused by someone else
  • Recycling station for plastic bags, batteries, and e-waste in the back of the commons
  • Packaging recycling station for cardboard boxes, bubble wrap, packing peanuts, etc in the back of the commons

In an effort to reduce Martel’s electricity usage, this year, we hope to get motion-sensored lights installed in common areas such as the laundry room and have a campaign to motivate students to turn off the lights for rooms when not in use. 

If you have any questions, concerns, or ideas, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Roy or Karen!


Martel’s Eco Reps now offer Greenware – reusable plates/cups/bowls that students can borrow for an event and then return for cleaning. Fill out the form below to put in a request to borrow our Greenware: