Green Reps are a team of University of Rochester employees from many different departments who care about workplace sustainability. They act as sustainability advocates, teachers, and liaisons in their department. The Green Reps program was created by a working group of the University Council on Sustainability.
By signing up as a Green Rep, you will receive the monthly e-newsletter, The Compost, which contains tools, tips, and resources. Green Reps can choose to simply receive the information and stay in the loop, share the information within their departments, or take the information to help introduce or improve sustainable practices. Green Reps have freedom and flexibility to implement sustainable strategies in ways that work best for them individually, without requirements. To learn more about the Green Reps program, or to sign up, visit www.rochester.edu/sustainability/greenreps/. Ideas and suggestions for how to make this employee-led sustainability initiative ever better can be sent to GreenReps@rochester.edu.
Green Reps Program Coordinator Sherin George (pictured above) works to expand and improve the visibility of the program through outreach, recruitment, training, and educational events. She also organizes quarterly programs to provide ongoing education and motivation for current Green Reps. As the Green Reps Program Coordinator, Sherin is responsible for developing communications and supporting individual Green Reps’ sustainability goals and initiatives in their respective departments.