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Sustainability Representative Program

Skidmore's Sustainability repsSustainable Skidmore's student Sustainability-Representative (S-REP) Program is designed to increase awareness about sustainability and inspire behavior change through programming and educational initiatives across campus. S-Reps develop and implement educational campaigns on sustainability topics, plan events to raise awareness of sustainability initiatives and programs on campus and create material for various programs, social media and newsletters to share information with the larger Skidmore community. There are six S-Rep positions for each academic year.

Topics covered in the S-Rep Program include waste reduction and recycling, climate change and energy conservation, food and composting and more. S-Reps have training before the start of the academic year and meet biweekly throughout the semester to learn about selected topics and to discuss and plan activities for campus. S-Reps play a significant role in many campuswide sustainability events such as Skidmore Unplugged, Give+Go and the Big Green Scream. They have also organized activities such as local food tastings with items from the Saratoga Farmers Market, tours of the North Woods and even an educational program on fair-trade chocolate, discussing the environmental, social and economic impacts.

The S-Rep Program is a great way to gain leadership skills in peer-to-peer education and outreach and to further your knowledge of sustainability. For more information, please contact the campus sustainability coordinator,