Ecotech Institute Kicks Off “National Green Week” with Elizabeth Middle School
February 1, Ecotech Institute will do its part to help get kids excited about sustainability. As a precursor to National Green Week, which kicks off February 4, students from Elizabeth Middle School will tour Ecotech’s LEED-certified campus, watch demos in cutting-edge labs and learn about the future of clean jobs.
The Green Education Foundation (GEF) and Sprint kick off the fifth annual National Green Week program next week and the campaign continues into April. Green Week is designed to empower school administrators and teachers to actively engage their students on the importance of environmental protection and sustainability through GEF’s free lesson plans, activities, audits, contests and more. Schools can choose when they celebrate National Green Week through the end of April.
“National Green Week is about empowering students to learn more about sustainable activities and how they can personally make a difference on the planet. We are thrilled to play a role, inviting young minds to come explore the vast opportunities in sustainability careers,” said Michael Seifert, president of Ecotech Institute. “It’s a privilege that our wind, solar and electrical labs spark curiosity that can last a lifetime.”
Ecotech Institute, the first and only college focused entirely on training students for renewable energy jobs, recently revealed the first-ever “Clean Jobs Index.” The Index aggregates all the available clean jobs in the U.S. and found that there were more than three million clean jobs available across the United States (3,014,785) in 2012.
The Index breaks down clean jobs by state, with links to local jobs listings. In addition to providing objective information on jobs, the Index also looks at a variety of sustainability factors that affect citizens’ lifestyles, including alternative fueling stations, LEED projects, total energy consumption, energy efficiency, green pricing, net metering and state incentives. Learn more about the Index at www.ecotechinstitute.com/cleanjobsindex.
Ecotech frequently hosts groups from K-12 schools and a variety of industries. If you are a school counselor, HR executive, sustainability specialist or just interested in learning more and would like a special tour, please contact Zhanna Stavina at 877-326-5576.
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