EcoReps

EcoReps— Creating a sustainable Pomona.

 

Pomona EcoReps serve the Pomona College community as a student-run sustainability hub. They aim to promote sustainable practices on campus by connecting students to information, resources, funding, and the Pomona College administration. EcoReps believe that everyone has something unique to contribute to the conversation and that environmentalism requires a community-based culture of awareness, care, and engagement.

The EcoReps promote energy- and water-saving, low-waste living, sustainable eating, and alternative transportation through tangible ways like leading trips to the local Farmers Market, cooking plant-based dinners, composting, hosting the Free Room Flea Markets, facilitating panels on current events, and more.

 

For more information, email ecoreps@pomona.edu, follow on social media (Instagram and Facebook) or subscribe to their EcoNews Bulletin.

 

Get to know your EcoReps!


Diana Castellanos - Head EcoRep

Hometown: Del Aire, CA

Major: Biology

Why are you passionate about sustainability? 
I am interested in sustainability because it is something that can bring communities together whether it be by planting gardens, repurposing waste, or any of the many other ways we can help restore our environment.

 


Lauren Ziment

Hometown: San Diego, CA

Major: Public Policy Analysis/Politics

Why are you passionate about sustainability?
I am passionate about sustainability because not only is it an actionable way to combat the climate crisis and be an advocate for green practices, but it is also a great way to get involved in your community!

 


Gina Yum

Hometown: Bakersfield, CA

Major: Public Policy Analysis-Environmental Analysis

Why are you passionate about sustainability?
I believe that incorporating sustainable practices into your everyday life makes you a stronger social advocate.
 


Stella Favaro

Hometown: Sonoma, CA

Major: Politics, philosophy, economics

Why are you an EcoRep? 
I love sustainability work because I believe that discussing and practicing sustainability is one of the most important things our generation can do – we are all facing the climate crisis, and sustainable practices can bring us together in creating a healthier future for ourselves and others.

 


Dede Chapline

Hometown: Oklahoma City, OK

Major: Geology

Why are you passionate about sustainability?
One big reason I am passionate about sustainability is because I care deeply about protecting wildlife from habitat destruction as well as advocating for the well being of domesticated animals.

 


Jonna Sobeloff-Gittes

Hometown: Moscow, ID

Major: International Relations

Why are you passionate about sustainability?
I’m passionate about sustainability because I believe that integrating sustainable practices (especially being thoughtful about which companies and politicians to support) into everyday life is one of the best tools we have to combat climate change as individuals.

 


Maria Duran Gonzalez

Hometown: Miami, FL

Major: Undecided

Why are you passionate about sustainability?
I’m passionate about sustainability because it empowers me to learn more about individual and collective action in combating the climate crisis.

 


Maya Nitschke-Alonso

Hometown: Madison, WI

Major: Public Policy Analysis - Physics

Why are you passionate about sustainability?
I love working on sustainability because tackling climate and environmental issues requires multifaceted strategies — it’s like a huge puzzle that demands a dynamic, creative team to effect the comprehensive change we need.

 


Olivia DeAngelis

Hometown: Boise, ID

Major: Biology & Anthropology

Why are you passionate about sustainability?
I enjoy being creative when incorporating sustainability into my life, especially with cooking and crafting.

 


Sara Anderson

Hometown: Oklahoma City, OK

Major: International Relations

Why are you passionate about sustainability?
I would like to make big changes in my life to ensure a future for the next generation as well as to increase equity among underserved communities affected by climate change. If I can make small changes at a school like Pomona, my hope is that these changes will inspire others to do the same. No change is really that small.


Siena Swift

Hometown: Kailua, HI

Major: Politics

Why are you passionate about sustainability?
I’m passionate about sustainable fashion as well as environmental organizing. I believe that prioritizing sustainability when possible will lead to a more equitable and balanced society for all.