Archive for the ‘Eco Rep Projects’ Category

Builder Battles 2014

Monday, May 12th, 2014

By Matt Lubin Building off the successes of last year’s first “Builder Battles” competition, the Eco Reps and Environmental Society joined together with Stern’s Architecture Club to organize a second “Builder Battles”, and it was just as fun and exciting as the first! This year, we had a panel of highly qualified judges review the […]

An Eco Rep Project: Reusable Water Bottles!

Monday, May 12th, 2014

By Rebecca Gross In all the excitement and public campaigns about the importance of recycling, the other two R’s—reducing and reusing—are often forgotten. Reducing and reusing can be even more significant than recycling in that they eliminate any waste or energy spent in the first place. To that end, a campaign to replace bottled water […]

Crime and Consequence: Environmental Ethics at YU

Monday, May 12th, 2014

By Riva Tropp Recently, we had the honor of hosting our own esteemed philosophy teacher, Professor Leventer, to talk to us about environmental ethics. Referencing the recent Washington mudslide and West Virginia’s poisoned waters, we discussed the challenges of enacting environmental change on a legislative level. For example, in Washington, deforestation laws were written mainly […]

Wall-E and Eve at YU

Monday, April 28th, 2014

By Oren Herschander Before break, The YU Eco Reps hosted a fun event to raise awareness of Earth Week to the greater student population. To kick of a series of exciting and informative Earth Week themed events was a showing of the Oscar winning film, Wall-E. This Pixar production challenges the larger issues of consumerism, […]

Recyclemania, Recycling Challenge: Shoot to Win

Monday, March 24th, 2014

By Alan Avitan & David Goldrich For our Eco Rep Project, we chose to engage students on campus in an awareness event called Recycling Challenge: Shoot to Win.  The project was a way to raise awareness about, Recyclemania, the 8 week recycling competition that takes annually between 630+ participating universities in the United States and […]

2014 YU Earth Week, March 31st to April 6th

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

Come join in the Earth Week festivities at Yeshiva University. March 31st to April 6th. Find all the details below. MONDAY, MARCH 31 Wall-E Viewing & Pizza, Wilf, Belfer Hall, Rm. 207 8 p.m. – 10 p.m. Join YU Eco Reps for Pizza and a Movie, Wall-E, the pixar film critiquing the larger issues of […]

An Eco Rep Project: A viewing of the movie ‘Switch’

Friday, February 21st, 2014

By Irene Goldman The film “Switch” was recently shown by YU’s Eco Reps in December as a part of YU Unplugged, the university’s dorm energy competition.  It features Dr. Scott Tinker, a well known geologist who begins by measuring how much energy one person uses and then goes on to explore our current major energy […]

Eco Rep Recyclemania 2013 Project

Monday, May 20th, 2013

Recyclemania, the nationwide recycling contest, is conducted among participating universities over a 8 week period. During this time, universities such as Yeshiva University step up efforts to recycle plastic, paper, cardboard and other recyclable waste products produced by the institution.  For their joint project, Jonah Keyak (’15) and David Goldrich (’15) chose to expand upon […]

Recycling Builder Battles Success!

Monday, May 6th, 2013

  Eco Rep, Rivki Weiss worked in conjunction with the Environmental Society to create an event called Builder Battles, an eco-friendly building competition, on May 1, 2013 as a part of Earth Week. The goal of the event was to educate students on what is recyclable in New York City and to demonstrate how fun it […]

Earth Week at Yeshiva, Water: Drink Responsibly Event

Monday, May 6th, 2013

The goal of this event was to raise awareness on campus about the issues with bottled water in hopes of encouraging more people to buy and use reusable water bottles. To that effect Eco Reps, Levana Massihesraelian and Melanie Simon,  gave out reusable water bottles to those who participated in the event. On Monday April 22nd […]