In 2010, Dr. Carol Binzer had an idea - she wanted to make recycling more accessible to students living at Texas A&M University. Dr. Binzer, with the help of residence life, applied for an Aggie Green Fund to pay for the student employees that would tend to the new recycling bins in the halls.
In 2011, the Aggie Eco-Reps had their first round of recruitment and outreach. They had begun volunteering in events across campus, such as Earth Day and Texas Recycles Day.
In 2012, the Eco-Reps had begun training with the Office of Sustainability, as well as the Department of Utilities and Energy, about current sustainability projects going on across campus and how the org could extend their influence. They were able to start projects of their own, including the yearly “Contemplate Your Plate” and “Paper Towel Stickers.”
In 2013, the Eco-Reps received recognition from student activities as an official Texas A&M University student organization.
Today, the Aggie Eco-Reps volunteer across campus and host a variety of sustainability related events, as well as run presentations in the halls and educate Texas A&M students about sustainability. We’ve outgrown our recycling bin days, and look to the future at how we may make TAMU a even better place for everyone
Meet our Committees
Education handles the presentations conducted in residence halls and across campus. Education creates the content that we use to educate Aggies about sustainability on campus
Membership handles the finances and member retention. All fundraising and social events go through membership, as well as general meetings and contact information
Campus events plans and participates in volunteer activities that happen both on and off campus. They mobilize the org and get our message across campus