By promoting environmentally responsible behaviors in UNC-ASheville residence halls, the EcoReps program strives to create an environmentally literate student population and reduce the campus' ecological footprint. The UNC Asheville EcoReps are a group of residential students who help raise awareness about ecological issues and encourage environmentally responsible behavior of campus residents. EcoReps educate their peers about environmental issues such as waste reduction and energy conservation and help plan related activities in their residence halls.
Meet the EcoReps!
Melanie is a senior, double majoring in Economics and Environmental Studies with a concentration in Ecology and Environmental Biology. She hopes to make the EcoRep program at UNC Asheville more well-known and to also get students involved in sustainable behaviors right when they come to college.EcoRep Coordinator
My name is Holly Theobald and I am a Junior here at UNCA. I am majoring in Environmental studies with a concentration in Earth Science. I enjoy hiking, swimming, and the occasional craft project. I am a member of the Sierra club, and I hope to involve students at UNC-A with environmental programs in the Asheville area. If you have any questions about the environmental happenings in the Asheville area, just send me an email.
My name is Niki Shaw and I am a junior majoring in environmental studies and minoring in biology.
I live in Moore Hall in Governor's Village and am the EcoRep for West Ridge. I volunteer at Brother Wolf and in my spare time I paint and make jewelry. In being an EcoRep I hope to get students excited about getting involved and helping the environment.
Yaw Amanfoh is a sophomore majoring in Mathematics and minoring in Chemistry. Along with being an Eco-Rep for Overlook Hall, he's also Vice President of the Black Student Association, an Americorp volunteer, a member of the Diversity Action Council, a Bulldog Nation committee member, and a Connections mentor. He volunteers with undergraduate research with the Environmental Studies Department and at the Key Center. In his spare time, he loves to hang out with friends and attend social events across campus.