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East Tennessee State University

EcoNuts
The Eco-Nuts are a group of student workers that are paid by the Department of Sustainability to help run and plan sustainability events and initiatives on campus. They are all dedicated to saving our planet and making our campus more earth friendly. If you are interested in becoming an Eco-Nut please click here.
 
Meet your 2019-2020 Eco-Nuts!
 

molly

Molly Yates

Hall: BucRidge

Hometown: Chilhowie, VA

Major: Bluegrass

Favorite quote: "Life is too short to eat bad food"

Favorite activities: hiking, playing music, sight seeing, board/card games

What made you want to become an EcoNut: I’m very passionate about the environment and thought the EcoNut group would be perfect for me to express my love for the earth and help others to try and save it.

What is one of your goals as an EcoNut: Help raise awareness about the importance of saving the enviroment (and help the environment!)

 

sydney

Sydney Jobe

Hall: BucRidge

Hometown: Smyrna, TN

Major: Biology

Favorite quote: "Live your life, take chances, be crazy. Don’t wait because right now is the oldest you’ve ever been and the youngest you’ll ever be again."

Favorite activities: hiking, camping, yoga, scuba diving

Other groups: Sigma Kappa

What made you want to become an EcoNut: To learn more about sustainability and to work to promote it on campus

What is one of your goals as an EcoNut: Learn something new at every event and reach more people on campus

 

chloe

Chloe Poole

Hall: Stone

Hometown: Oakland, TN

Major: Psychology

Favorite quote: "Be weird, Be random, Be who you are, Because you never know who would love the person you hide." - C.S. Lewis

Favorite activities: baking, reading, hiking

Other groups: I am an RA, as well as involved in the psych club

What made you want to become an EcoNut: I love nature and respecting our environment has always been very important to me.

What is one of your goals as an EcoNut: One of my goals as an EcoNut would be to help students on campus that they can make a difference in our environment just by becoming aware of how much we waste on a daily basis in our lives and try to do something to reduce that waste.

 

abbie

Abbie Harris

Hometown: Nashville, TN

Major: Interior Architecture

Favorite quote: "Here’s some simple advice, always be yourself. Never take yourself too seriously. And beware of advice from experts, pigs, and members of Parliament." - Kermit the Frog

Favorite activities: swimming, building legos, painting, designing, drawing

Other groups: Interior Architecture Student Association

What made you want to become an EcoNut: To learn more about sustainability and to take it into use and create an eco-friendly campus!

What is one of your goals as an EcoNut: To take what I learn and help others become knowledgeable about how they can do their part and preserve in any way we can and live life in a more sustainable way.

 

 skye

Skye King

Hall: Davis

Hometown: Fort Lauderdale, FL

Major: (Pre-Med) Psychology with a Health Science concentration

Favorite quote: "Never let your memories be greater than your dreams." - Doug Ivester

Favorite activities: hiking, baking, playing the piano, going to the movies 

What made you want to become an EcoNut: My interest in pursuing EcoNuts derives from wanting to advance my own education on environmental activism so I can then educate other students to make my campus more eco-friendly.

What is one of your goals as an EcoNut: A primary goal of mine as an EcoNut is to increase awareness of environmental issues and their solutions through primitive outreach events.

 

 
 
 logan

Logan Sherrer

Hometown: Tullahoma, TN

Major: Clinical Psychology and Pre-Occupational Therapy

Favorite quote: "Don’t sweat the petty stuff, and don’t pet the sweaty stuff"

Favorite activities: hiking, backpacking, travelling, cooking, swimming

Other groups: Circle K international, ETSU swim club

What made you want to become an EcoNut: The importance of sustainability

What is one of your goals as an EcoNut: To promote more sustainable practices among my peers

 

 
 
halle

Halle Becker

Hometown: Nashville, TN

Major: Child Psychological Science

Favorite quote: "Perception makes the single eye the center of the visible world"

Favorite activities: working, learning, Netflix

Other groups: I am not affiliated with any other groups at ETSU, but I work at Coalition for Kids and Buffalo Wild Wings

What made you want to become an EcoNut: I have a passion for minimizing my negative effects on the planet and sharing this knowledge with others

What is one of your goals as an EcoNut: I want to make friends who share a similar passion about our impact on the environment

 

hayton

Madison Hayton

Hometown:  Jonesborough, TN

Major: Digital Media focusing in Visualization 

Favorite quote: "If we were meant to stay in one place, we’d have roots instead of feet." - Rachel Wolchin

Favorite activities: traveling, digital art, studio art, video games, weight training

What made you want to become an EcoNut: I am passionate about healthy living, reversing climate change, and spreading awareness to others

What is one of your goals as an EcoNut: To educate and engage with students about environmental issues.

 

kaylee

Kaylee Tollefson

Hometown: White Pine, TN

Major: Interior Architecture                                                       

Favorite quote: "This world is but a canvas to our imagination" - David Henry Thoreau

Favorite activities: photography, tennis, hiking, crafting

Other groups: ETSU Tennis Club, Interior Architecture Student Association

What made you want to become an EcoNut: I am passionate about the planet and want to protect what beautiful place we have to live in. Since nature is so important for our well-being and gives us everything we need, I feel it is my responsibility to return the favor and take care of Earth.

What is one of your goals as an EcoNut: I want to set an example through my actions as an EcoNut. I want to show people that these actions can make a difference for our planet and society and that they can do the same.

 

jaihla

Jaihla Jamison

Hometown: Johnson City, TN

Major: General Education                     

Favorite quote: "Diet tip: If you don’t want your pants too tight, just don’t wear any. Cause if your lashes look this good, nobody will even notice you don’t have any pants on. Toodle-loo!" - Terri Metz

Favorite activities: drawing, painting, hiking, decorating, crafting, writing, doing make up, reading, shopping

Other Groups: ETSU Marching Bucs

What made you want to become an EcoNut: I wanted to be apart of a group that helps better ETSU’s environment, with a goal of having an eco- friendly campus. 

What is one of your goals as an EcoNut: To encourage others to live a greener lifestyle and promote a healthy living around campus.

 

huber

Madison Huber

Hometown: Johnson City, TN

Major: Interior Architecture

Favorite quote: "Only fools want to be great." - T.H. White, The Once and Future King 

Favorite activities: drawing, being outdoors

 Other groups: Interior Architecture Student Association

What made you want to become an EcoNut: I loved it last year and cannot wait to continue to help clean up campus and educate students!

What is one of your goals as an EcoNut: To further connect and engage with the community on and off campus through educational, awesome events.

 

megan

Megan Stipes

Hometown: Bristol, TN

Major: Marketing

Favorite quote: "It’s a good day to have a good day."

Favorite activities: sewing, playing the clarinet, running/working out

What made you want to become an EcoNut: I am very passionate about the environment and doing everything that I can to reduce our ecological impact

What is one of your goals as an EcoNut: To make an impact on the environment and educate my peers on the importance of reducing our carbon footprint

 

kathleen

 Kathleen Gilchrist

Hall: L. Clement

Hometown: Nashville, TN

Major: Psychology

Favorite quote: "Sometimes it's not enough to know what things mean, sometimes you have to know what things don't mean." - Bob Dylan

Favorite activities: hiking, running, yoga, dancing, pretty much anything active

What made you want to become an EcoNut: It seemed like an awesome way to help spread a message I care about!

What is one of your goals as an EcoNut: I'd like to help reduce waste on campus, even help find creative ways to reuse trash people may not have thought of!

 

carson

Carson Haley

Hall: Powell

Hometown: Tullahoma, TN

Major: Graphic Design

Favorite quote: "Nobody cares how much you know until they know how much you care" - Theodore Roosevelt

Favorite activities: designing, discovering new music

What made you want to become an EcoNut: The opportunity to create a more environmentally friendly campus.

What is one of your goals as an EcoNut: To increase awareness of the need for environmental activism while connecting with like-minded people.

 

 
 
ashlynn

Ashlynn Kelly

Hometown: Johnson City, TN

Major: Biology

Favorite quote: "There are mountains up ahead of you. But there is bold and radiant light too. Guiding you through the wild of things that make no sense to you... a much needed reminder the depths of it all: Though you are small, you are still seen here, and by grace these mountains will be moved." - Morgan Harper-Nichols

Favorite activities: cooking, hiking, long walks, watching horror movies, trying new coffee shops, snuggling my cat

What made you want to become an EcoNut: I started making small changes in my own everyday lifestyle such as using a metal straw, sorting out my recycling, and using reusable grocery bags and saw how my small changes can have a big effect. I want other students to know that even the little things matter, and we can really make a difference together.

What is one of your goals as an EcoNut: My main goal is outreach, I want each student to be environmentally aware and know how easy it is to live sustainably. Educating students is vital in our fight with climate change which is why outreach is important.

 

amelia

 Amelia Lambert

Hall: Carter

Hometown: Chattanooga, TN

Major: Marketing

Favorite quote: "Make it look pretty, but train it to kill."

Favorite activities: being with friends, reading, going to movies, spending money

What made you want to become an EcoNut: passion for the environment and a goal to make a difference

What is one of your goals as an EcoNut: encourage others to make small life changes whom otherwise would not have tried

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