Eco-Reps

Ecology Representatives, or Eco-Reps, are student leaders implementing sustainability programs at UT Dallas. The Eco-Reps want to make life at UT Dallas more beautiful by helping students make simple, daily decisions to be eco-friendlier, one choice at a time. The program launched in 2017.

Meet the Eco-Reps!

 

Aleks Adamopoulos

Aleks Adamopoulos

Aleks is a junior studying Biomedical Engineering. Growing up in Athens, Greece, Aleks has experienced a variety of sustainability practices throughout her time abroad. With a keen interest in responsible and sustainable living, she hopes to deepen her understanding of the Triple Bottom Line (People, Planet, and Profit) of sustainability within the academic and social environment. Through her position as an Eco-Rep within Facilities Management, she hopes to engage fellow students, staff, and faculty to bridge multiple disciplines to support existing environmental initiatives while encouraging innovative, yet more sustainable thinking.

Julia LaFond

Julia LaFond

Julia is a freshman studying Speech Language Pathology and Audiology. Growing up in the Texas Hill Country, she developed a strong interest in plants through harvesting wildflowers on her father’s organic hay farm. Since moving to Dallas, Julia has become interested in how the rapid development of suburban lands affects remaining natural habitats. As an Eco-Rep, she will be conducting a biodiversity assessment of campus to document the variety of species on University lands, which will provide more information on how we can better steward the land in our care. She is excited to work with the Office of Sustainability to move UT Dallas towards a future where growth can be balanced with an appreciation for the value of the existing ecosystem.

Zachary Greenberg

Zachary Greenberg

Zach is a sophomore studying Physics with a minor in Environmental Studies. Originally from Los Angeles, his love for the environment stems from a lifelong passion for ocean conservation and sustainable living. Zach’s initiative to become more involved and pushing sustainability forward has led him to become a member of the UT Dallas Sustainability Club, Founding a Straw-less Dallas Campaign, and working as an Eco-Rep to help build relationships among other organizations at the university. Zach’s goal is to educate and support initiatives oriented toward coastal communities and protecting endangered species within their natural habitats. Overall, he is ecstatic with the opportunity to incite change in student, staff, and faculty behavior through education, and hands-on experiences so they may integrate sustainability into their everyday lives.