Archive for the ‘Eco Rep Projects’ Category

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 […]

YU Unplugged Eco Rep Movie Night

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

At Yeshiva University, students are offered the opportunity to take part in an Eco Representative Leadership Program through the Office of Energy & Sustainability. Students take part in weekly meetings to discuss issues of environmental sustainability as well as run awareness events during the year to promote these ideas. One student, Alan Avitan recently ran […]

Eco Rep Project: Recycled Table for Student Life

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

For our project, we decided to do something that would promote the idea of recycling. According to, “Producing new plastic products from recycled materials uses two-thirds less energy than making products from raw (virgin) materials, so recycling plastics frees up that energy consumption for other products and uses. In 2007, the U.S. recycled over […]

Recyclemania. One of the 2011 Eco Rep Projects.

Monday, May 21st, 2012

An article written by Ore VanGruber, a 2011 Yeshiva Eco Rep.    As an Eco-Rep of Yeshiva University, I decided that my individual project for the program would be to host a floor by floor competition at the Wilf Campus during Recyclemania. Recyclemania is a friendly competition and benchmarking tool for college and university recycling […]

YU Eco Rep Program to have 2nd year.

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

As the first year of the Eco Rep Pilot Program comes to a close, The Office of Energy & Sustainability (OES) is happy to announce the program’s continuation. The project first began in Fall 2010 with the help of a grant given by Hazon and matching funding from OES, allowing the office to reach out […]