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Jane B. Diener, Sustainability, 706-542-4514

Nethra Rajendran, EcoReps Intern

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EcoReps are passionate, green-minded individuals who are committed to bringing sustainability to University Housing. EcoReps serve as leaders that promote, advocate and encourage sustainable and environmentally-friendly living in University Housing. EcoReps serve on the hall councils for each community and are responsible for serving as environmental stewards by encouraging hall councils to make environmentally responsible choices during meetings, programming and everyday residence hall life. To contact your building's EcoRep or sit in on an EcoRep meeting, contact EcoReps Advisor Jane Diener at or call 706-542-4514.

Programming Resources

Bulletin Boards

View/Download the Green Programming Checklist

Visit the University of Georgia Office of Sustainability

C.L.A.S.S. Advocate and Resident Assistant Programming

Request a speaker for your environmental sustainability program by contacting Jane Diener, the University Housing Sustainability Coordinator at Please contact Jane two weeks prior to the date of your program with your name and contact information, your building, the date and time and general information about the program.

Examples of previous programs include:

  • Green on the Screen: Documentary viewing and discussion
  • Everyday Sustainability: Small ways to protect the environment
  • Pals and Palettes: Upcycled crafts 
  • Water We Drinking?: A conversation about water conservation and water quality
  • Let's Talk About Food, Baby: Considering the environment in our food choices

Recycling/Composting in Residence Halls

Residents across campus have the opportunity to recycle inside and outside of their residence halls. Residents can recycle many items in our single-stream system including, but not limited to, paper products, aluminum and tin cans, glass containers and bottles, plastic containers (excluding #6 and Styrofoam), aerosol cans and cardboard in designated areas.  Additionally, University Housing is looking into the possibility of composting as a future waste management option for our residence halls. Plastic bags can be recycled in designated plastic bag recycling bins. For a comprehensive list of items residents can recycling, visit the Athens-Clarke County Recyclable Items page.

Residents will see a few different options for waste management in University Housing. The large, blue containers are for large recyclables (i.e., broken down cardboard boxes, relatively clean pizza boxes, etc.). Containers with black lids are for landfill trash (i.e., napkins, plastic plates, plastic cups, and plastic utensils). Containers with green lids are for recyclables (i.e. paper, aluminum cans, glass, etc.).

Plastic bag recycling is serviced by Bag the Bag, a UGA student organization.