Eco-reps are an Oregon State program that are responsible for encouraging a culture of sustainability in the residence halls in which they live. They educate residents about sustainable lifestyles and resources, assist with marketing and outreach, and plan and execute sustainability-focused events. They also maintain their hall’s composting program. Last year, the Eco-Reps reached people an amazing 9,785 times and composted over 1,741 lbs. of material! In this series, we will spotlight each Eco Rep to help you learn more about who they are and what they do.
Name: Cyan Perry
Residence Hall you work in: West Hall
Hometown: Beaverton, Oregon
Major/Future Plans: Mechanical Engineering & Sustainability
Previous involvement/interest in sustainability: My passion for the environment stems from interning at Cooper Environmental Services, various clubs, and volunteer projects.
Favorite thing about being an Eco-Rep: Encouraging residents to become involved in a more sustainable lifestyle.
Goals for the coming year: Raise awareness about proper recycling, composting, overall sustainability, and the positive impact of small steps.
Interests in continuing involvement in sustainability on campus and how so: Pursuing a sustainability minor, getting involved with clubs and community events.