- What is ECO?
- WHO IS ECO?
- What is the ECO philosophy?
What is ECO?
The Environmental Conservation Organization of Dartmouth College is an education network of student ECO Reps in every residence hall, faculty ECO Advisors and student ECO Interns in college offices, and student and faculty ECO Coordinators in the Tucker Foundation. Created in Spring '98, its purpose is to enhance the ease, efficiency, and adaptability of our recycling, composting, and energy conservation programs. By connecting students to students to faculty to up-to-date information on recycling, composting, and energy conservation, the ECO strives to raise awareness, pride, and ownership of our waste reduction programs.
Who is ECO?
- ECO Advisors
- Dartmouths ECO includes advisors in Facilities Operation and Management (FOM), the Office of Residential Life (ORL), Purchasing, the Environmental Studies Deptment, and the Tucker Foundation.
- ECO Interns
- In order to further the waste reduction goals inside and outside the residence halls, ECO Interns work in specific campus offices with an ECO Advisor. These paid internships offers students experiencial learning, the opportunity to dramatically enhance Dartmouth's recycling and composting programs, and the chance to prevent waste on campus before it starts.
Current positions include the ECO Coordinator in the Tucker Foundation, ECO Recycling interns within FO&M, and the ECO Composting intern within dining facilities. The establishment of an ECO Purchasing intern and an SPARC intern are on the horizon.
- ECO Rep
- As a volunteer member of Dartmouths Environmental Conservation Organization, the ECO Rep serves as a local monitor of dorm recycling, composting, energy conservation, and as an educational resource to the entire dorm for these programs. In addition, there are now ECO Reps in CFSC houses.
- The ECO welcomes anyone who wishes to volunteer their time to help raise awareness and reduce waste in and around Dartmouth. Volunteers can assist the ECO Interns with their projects or the ECO Coordinator with ongoing maintinence.
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What is the ECO philosophy?
- Provide an educational resource to students, teachers, faculty, and staff interested in learning more about recycling, composting, energy conservation, and other local environmental issues.
- Provide a choice to dorm residents by seeking to make existing dorm recycling, composting, and energy conservation programs as user-friendly as possible.
- Provide an example of how one can reduce waste, cut down on personal energy use, and integrate a global concern over environmental issues into daily living.
- Provide internship opportunities for interested students to work within sepcific college offices on Dartmouth's waste reduction programs.
- Provide a framework for interested students to learn more about what one can do to minimize his or her ecological impact at Dartmouth and beyond.
- Evaluate and improve upon the success of Dartmouths waste reduction programs.
- Allow the direction, training, and philosophy of ECO to be continually re-evaluated and revised by ECO Reps.
Written by Nicho Dankers '01 and Jocelyn Leavitt '01
If you have any questions, comments, suggestions, ideas, concerns, or solutions, please e-mail ECO.
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