Eco Facilitators Program

Eco Facilitators are peer sustainability advocates who aim to inclusively promote and encourage environmental consciousness and social responsibility. Through dorm-based and larger campus projects, EFs work with students to cultivate sustainable living habits and engage with broader environmental and social issues.

EFs:

  • Are a resource for students
  • Promote sustainability efforts such as waste reduction and energy conservation
  • Aim to take into account issues of unequal access to resources
  • Recognize that there are many different ways to live sustainably
  • Make connections with students, environmental groups, administration, and in Middletown
  • Strive to balance creating tangible changes on campus with cultivating an environmental awareness that students can carry with them beyond Wesleyan.

Working as an Eco Facilitator is a great opportunity to gain leadership skills, help build a sustainable campus culture, and increase accessibility to sustainable lifestyles. Each EF participates in a spring student forum and works in the dorms throughout the following full academic year. The spring student forum, Sustainable Behavior Change (ENVS 419), focuses on behavior change techniques and strategies, and how to implement effective dorm-based projects.  EFs will learn about campus sustainability practices and resources, community-based social marketing, effective communication, and environmental psychology. In the following academic year, EFs continue their education and outreach implementing behavior change-focused sustainability projects that encourage behavioral shifts amongst the student body.  

For more information, please see our information sheet, and email ecofacilitators@wesleyan.edu with any questions.

Eco Facilitators 2017-18

Coordinators: Belén Rodríguez '19 and Kati Young '19

200 Church: Alea Laidlaw '20 and Alex Olvera '20
Bennet: Phie Towle '20 and Yuan Wang '20
Butts A: Leo Miranda '20 and Hye Kyung Moon '20
Butts C: Carina Bolaños Lewen '20, Emmy Hughes '20, and Noah Langat '20
Clark: Julia Glassman '20 and Tiler Wilson '20
Nics: Lily Davis '20 and Ashley Morse '19
WestCo: Meera Joshi '20 and Kofi Ofori-Darko '20

Eco Facilitators 2016-17

Coordinators: Sara Wallace-Lee '18, Sage Loomis '18 (Spring 2017), Emily Murphy '18 (Fall 2016), and Kelvin Cuesta '18 (Spring 2016)

200 Church: Momi Afelin '19 and Daphne Gampel '19
Bennet: Toby Meyer '19 and Tomás Rogel '19
Butterfield A: Belén Rodríguez '19 and Kati Young '19
Butterfield C: Nick Byers '19 and Michael Henderson '19
Clark: Emma Porrazzo '19 and Sam Zuniga-Levy '19
Nicholson: Aviv Rau '19 and Medha Swaminathan '19
West College: Emma Rose Borzekowski '19 and Julian Johnson '19

Eco Facilitators 2015-16

Coordinators: Rachael Metz '16 and Mira Klein '17

200 Church: Sara Wallace-Lee '18 and Derrick Holman '16
Bennet: Sara Bennett '18, Andy Hirsh '18, and Irvine Peck's-Agaya '18
Butterfield A: Kelvin Cuesta '18 and Sage Loomis '18
Butterfield C: Emily Murphy '18 and Chidubem Okechi '18
Clark: Paula Tartell '18 and Ann-Dorie Webley '18
Nicholson: Laura Bither '18 and Olivia Won '18
West College: Sarah Dobrow '18 and Juliet Gelfman-Randazzo '18

Eco Facilitators 2014-15

Coordinators: Rebecca Sokol '15 and Rachael Metz '16

200 Church: Rachel Sobelsohn '17 and Tavo True-Alcala '15
Butterfield A: Mira Klein '17, Ruby Lang '17, and Matt Pelton '17
Butterfield C: Cassia Patel '17 and Lucy Salwen '17
Clark: Jenna Shapiro '17
West College: Becca McCord '17 and Sasha Stahl '17