Eco-Rep Program

A collage of photos, students volunteering in front of compost bins, tabling, and eating food and smiling at the end of the year potluck

Response to COVID-19 

The Eco-Rep program will take place on Zoom in the fall if enough students are signed up for the course, and if learning will be virtual (not in person) in the fall. Please check the official UMass Covid-19 page for updates on the campus' reopening decisions.

About the program

The UMass Amherst Eco-Rep Program is focused on working toward environmental literacy and leadership both within the program and on the campus at large. This is an academic course open to students of all interests and education levels; it is especially encouraged to those who wish to gain or expand their knowledge in sustainability and environmental literacy. Eco-Reps build a foundational knowledge surrounding issues of sustainability and explore how best to raise awareness about these issues amongst their peers. Focusing on the role and impact of the individual, Eco-Reps work to promote environmentally responsible behavior in the campus community.

Mission Statement:

The mission of the Eco-Rep Program is to foster environmental literacy within the campus community and translate that new understanding into more sustainable behavior.

Want to Join?

Search SPIRE for Environmental Science 197D on in the fall semester, or Environmental Science 297F in the spring semester to register for Eco-Rep!

If you have any questions, contact Eco-Rep Program Manager at