The Eco-Reps, student employees in Environmental Health, Safety & Sustainability, are enthusiastic student sustainability educators that focus on campus sustainability issues. Through Eco M&Cs, Eco-Hall events, whiteboards in the  dining halls, NewsFlush announcements, Eco-Boards in the halls, and our Facebook page,  we hope to inspire our fellow students to live more sustainably.

We are knowledgeable about numerous topics such as recycling, energy use, and composting. We work with Facilities Management, Dining Services, the Dean of Students, Residential Life, LITS, The Miller Worley Center for the Environment, and the President’s Office. Some of our more recent activities include Eco-Orientation for new students, recycling through the TerraCycle chip brigade and organizing MHC’s War-of-the-Watts competition.

In collaboration with Facilities Management, the Eco-Reps help students Live Green at MHC by providing energy efficient LED light bulbs and recycling bins.

Please contact the Eco-Reps with questions or suggestions. Follow us on Facebook.

Whitney Lapic

Eco-Rep Coordinator

Class of 2018
Major: Geology
Hometown: Reading, Pennsylvania
Eco-Rep since Fall 2015

There are countless ways in which we can reduce our impact on our environment in both a local and global level. One of my goals for the Eco-reps is to show the MHC community that during their time here they can work small changes into their routines that will have a measurable impact. My environmental passions lie in supporting sustainable and local food choices and our green living community.

Aizpea Murphy

Class of 2018
Major: Psychology
Hometown: Oakland, California
Eco-Rep since Fall of 2016

I love practicing and teaching others about sustainable and green living. I'm particularly passionate about zero-waste living and making safer and greener choices when it comes to personal care products. I hope to inspire the MHC community to make more sustainable and green choices in their everyday lives.

Shannon Seigal

Class of 2019
Intended Major: Environmental Studies
Hometown: Reading, Massachusetts
Eco-Rep since Fall 2015

I enjoy travelling the world, and my passions lie in sustainable development and environmental nonprofits. As an Eco-Rep, I hope to share my passions with the student body and demonstrate that everyone can take small steps to improve the state of our environment.

Rebecca Hughes

Class of 2018
Intended Major: Environmental Studies
Hometown: San Francisco, California
Eco-Rep since Spring 2016

I am passionate about reducing the impact that humans have on this earth, particularly through our habits of consumption. As and Eco-Rep, I hope to spread awareness about the effects our consumption patterns have on the environment and cause a change in the way our campus consumes.

Michelle Song

Class of 2017
Major: Critical Social Thought
Hometown: Shenzhen, China
Eco-Rep since Fall 2015

I'm passionate about exploring different ways to achieve sustainable living. Being an Eco-Rep allows me to take my personal passion to the next level. I hope to help encourage my community to minimize wastes and consume consciously.