ResRAP is Hiring!
The Residents’ Resource Awareness Program is hiring an intern for spring and summer 2017.
For more information please view our job description below, or email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you may have.
Residents’ Resource Awareness Program (ResRAP)
ResRAP is dedicated to reducing Western’s resource consumption through our commitment to training, assisting, and advising Eco Reps, who are peer educators and leaders living in the residence halls. By training Eco Reps on aspects of sustainability, they will be able to open a positive, informative dialogue with their residents—increasing awareness of the many changes residents can make in their daily lives to reduce their personal consumption. ResRAP wishes to broaden sustainable education at Western through residence hall and campus wide events, providing resources for furthering the sustainable practices of residents during both their stay on campus and for the rest of their lives.
Creating a culture of sustainability that extends beyond the boundaries of Western’s Residence Halls.
ResRAP (Residents’ Resource Awareness Program) was created in 2007 and was coordinated during the 2007-2008 school year by Kimbrough Mauney as part of her Environmental Education Master’s Degree. From the beginning, ResRAP had been funded by University Residences and worked out of WWU’s Office of Sustainability. The program now is overseen by two undergraduate Western students, a coordinator and an assistant coordinator.
ResRAP has grown tremendously in its six years of existence; from five Eco Reps in year one to thirty-five in year five. In the fifth year of the program a cap was placed on the number of Eco Reps per building in hopes of increasing the efficiency within the program and the accountability of the Eco Reps. Now every residence hall community (nine total) has at least two active Eco Reps.
ResRAP’s Strategic Goals
Expand compost to all of the residence halls.
Adopt a new pilot program every year.
Make ResRAP a well-recognized program on campus.
Uphold sustainable living on campus.