Learn about sustainability on campus while helping make the campus better.

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The Green Reps

The Green Reps program is designed for residence students who would like to be involved in activities that make the University of Ottawa residences more environmentally sustainable. Green Rep activities aim to increase students’ awareness of the impacts that their day-to-day actions have on the environment. 

Through workshops and interactive tours, the Green Reps get the opportunity to see sustainability in action on campus.

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As a Green Rep, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn about fundamental issues related to sustainability, with a focus on recycling, composting & waste.
  • Have fun promoting sustainability, meeting new people, and contributing to a healthier, more environmentally sustainable campus!
  • Strengthen your leadership skills.
  • Receive a personalized reference letter describing your participation as a valuable Member of the Green Reps program (subject to performance and attendance levels). Green Reps may also sign up through the Community Engagement Team to receive a Co-curricular Record (CCR). The Co-curricular Record is an official university document that records approved and verified volunteer activities undertaken by students.
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(time commitment: 3-4 hours/month):

  • Plan and lead fun and interactive green events, workshops and other activities in their residence.
  • Teach residents how to live a sustainable lifestyle, with a focus on recycling, composting, and the importance of reducing waste.
  • Report to the Office of Campus Sustainability any improvements that need to be made to make their residence more sustainable.
  • Attend meetings and workshops with the Office of Campus Sustainability and the Sustainable Development Centre (dates and times to be determined once the team has formed).
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Become a Green Rep

Contact us to join the Green Reps or to ask more questions about the program.
Send us an email