Ecotech Institute Hosts Eco-Expo on September 24

Top Quote A day of discovery with home energy tips, new green technology and campus tours, all to mark Moving Planet's worldwide rally. End Quote
  • Denver, CO (1888PressRelease) September 08, 2011 - Ecotech Institute, the first and only college focused entirely on preparing America's workforce for careers in renewable energy and sustainable design, today announced that it is hosting an Eco-Expo on Saturday, September 24. This event is in conjunction with Moving Planet's worldwide rally to demand solutions to the climate crisis and for people across the world to mark one day together as the start to ridding our dependence on fossil fuels. Ecotech's Eco-Expo is free for the whole family and will give people the chance to learn about green technology and eco-friendly energy options. Several Denver-area business will be at the Expo demonstrating their latest technologies, including Boulder ElectroRide, makers of electric motorcycles, and Splendor Waterless Car Care, a water-free car wash system.

    "So many people know they should take care of the environment, but sometimes the task seems too large, so they don't even start," said Glenn Wilson, Dean of Ecotech Institute. "This event is designed to help people learn some of the simple steps they can take so when they get home they can start making an impact right away."

    In addition to green-living workshops, the Eco-Expo will demonstrate eco-friendly technology for home, business and personal use. Eco-friendly Denver-area food vendors will also provide food and drinks for purchase at the event.

    Throughout the day, attendees can tour Ecotech Institute, a LEED-gold certified campus. Ecotech's Aurora campus, which opened in January 2011, is expected to produce more than 50,000-kilowatt hours of electricity each year through its on-site wind and solar technologies. Currently about 250 students attend Ecotech, with the first class graduating in July 2012.

    Ecotech Institute's Eco-Expo

    Saturday, September 24

    9:00 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    Ecotech Institute, 1400 South Abilene Street

    Eco-Friendly Companies Attending:
    - Boulder ElectroRide
    - City Electric Supply
    - 99.5 The Mountain
    - Green Energy Solutions
    - SoleVento
    - Splendor Waterless Car Care
    - Denver Solar and Wind

    For more information:
    Learn more about the Ecotech Eco-Expo at or call (303) 586-5290

    Ecotech Institute, which is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools, offers seven highly practical degree programs and one certificate program that provide graduates with skills valued by today's alternative renewable energy employers. More information about Ecotech's programs can be found at

    To learn more about Ecotech Institute, visit The next round of classes begins this fall and applications are being accepted now. Financial assistance is available.

    About Ecotech Institute
    Ecotech Institute is the first and only college entirely focused on preparing America's workforce for careers in renewable energy and sustainable design. Launched in April 2010 in Denver, Colorado, the college offers seven associate's degrees and a certificate program designed by experts in the industry for people seeking careers in the emerging cleantech economy. Ecotech Institute is a division of Education Corporation of America. For more information about Ecotech Institute, visit

    About Education Corporation of America
    Education Corporation of America is a leader in the post-secondary career school market with current enrollment of over 20,000 students. The ECA website is In addition to Ecotech Institute, ECA schools include Virginia College, founded in 1983, a private institution of higher education that offers non-degree and associate's, bachelor's and master's degree programs in the areas of Health and Medical, Business, Information Technology, Interior Design, Computer Design, Culinary Arts, Cosmetology, Nursing and more in twenty different cities. Virginia College campuses are located in Birmingham, Huntsville, Mobile and Montgomery, Alabama; Jacksonville and Pensacola, Florida; Augusta, Columbus, Savannah, and Macon, Georgia; Biloxi and Jackson, Mississippi; Charleston, Spartanburg, Columbia, and Greenville, South Carolina; Chattanooga, Tennessee; Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Richmond, Virginia; and Austin, Texas. The Virginia College website is Virginia College also offers classes worldwide via the Internet, with student services and admissions facilities in Birmingham, Alabama, and Tampa, Florida. Information about online classes at Virginia College is available at Additionally, ECA operates Culinard, the Culinary Institute of Virginia College, with locations in Birmingham and Mobile, Alabama; Richmond, Virginia; Savannah, Georgia; and Jacksonville, Florida. The website is ECA also operates Golf Academy of America, with locations in Phoenix, Arizona; San Diego, California; Orlando, Florida; and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The Golf Academy website is

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