Aggie Eco-Representatives, a student-run Residence Life organization, is on a mission to make sustainability the newest Aggie tradition. Through educational opportunities and sustainable programming, the organization aims to make Texas A&M University greener for future generations.
Of many engaging programs, its monthly Sustainable Swap Shop events have become a student favorite. In line with growing thrifting trends, Aggies bring used items, such as clothes and knick-knacks, and trade them for items of similar value to minimize student waste.
The organization also hosts a biweekly campus cleanup where students gather to remove litter across the university. “The magic of Eco-Reps is that we serve and learn alongside each other,” shared Mary Katherine “MK” Futrell ’23, Aggie Eco-Reps president. “Everything we do is with the goal of creating a culture of sustainability at Texas A&M.”
The group’s impact is growing and gaining recognition on campus. In 2021, Aggie Eco-Reps was the first student organization to receive a sustainability certification from the Aggie Sustainability Alliance, earning the highest possible rating of “champion.”