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					       Ecotech Institute Case Studies Included in National Wildlife
                 Federation’s Campus Ecology Program
      Comprehensive Online Database Outlines How Campuses Showcase Sustainability

Denver, Colorado, December 20, 2012 – The National Wildlife Federation’s (NWF’s) Campus
Ecology program recently released 112 new case studies featuring the best green projects of
2012. These innovative efforts, from renewable energy systems to campus organic farms, can
now be seen in a single online resource from NWF. The comprehensive database of case studies
outlines how colleges and universities around the country, including Ecotech Institute, are
making a substantial investment in the sustainability of their campuses, communities and
curriculum. Ecotech Institute now has three sustainability case studies included in NWF
Campus Ecology’s resources.

The NWF Campus Ecology sustainability case study database, the only resource of its kind, is
available online now at thanks in part to the support of The Kendeda Fund. More than one
hundred new case studies highlight efforts to dramatically reduce pollution, waste, and costs,
including recycling, energy efficiency improvements, renewable energy installations and green
jobs training programs.

Published each year since 1989, NWF’s Campus Ecology sustainability case study database has
become an indispensable resource for students, faculty, administrators, community leaders and
others interested in the role of colleges and universities in protecting the health of our planet. The
database is searchable by topic, year, school, and state and includes information on each
institution’s project goals, successes, challenges, funding strategies and project leaders.

“This resource helps colleges and universities learn how campuses are tackling their energy and
water consumption challenges, and about their strategies to protect and restore green space. The
database also gives campuses an opportunity to share their successes nationwide while receiving
recognition for their commitment and hard work,” says Kristy Jones, Sr. Manager of Campus
Ecology Programs, National Wildlife Federation.

NWF’s Campus Ecology program works with several hundred campuses nationwide each year on
efforts to advance student leadership, reduce carbon pollution and support career education.

Since its inception in 1989, National Wildlife Federation’s Campus Ecology program has gained
respect as a national leader in campus sustainability and the climate action movement. The
program has long recognized the opportunities for higher education to lead society to a clean,
just, and economically sound energy future. By providing tools, training and expertise, NWF has
empowered students and inspired conservation stewardship on hundreds of campuses nationwide.
Schools wanting to learn more about NWF’s Campus Ecology program can go to
www.CampusEcology.org.
About Ecotech Institute
Ecotech Institute is the first and only college entirely focused on preparing America’s workforce
for careers in renewable energy and sustainability and is accredited by the Accrediting Council for
Independent Colleges. Launched in April 2010 in Denver, Colorado, it offers six highly practical
renewable energy degree programs that provide graduates with skills valued by today’s
alternative renewable energy employers. Classes start once per quarter and applications are
always accepted. Financial assistance is available to those who qualify. Ecotech Institute is a
division of Education Corporation of America. For more information about Ecotech Institute,
visit ecotechinstitute.com or call 877-326-5576.

Contact:
Alicia Hassinger
Communications Strategy Group
3225 East 2nd Avenue
Denver, CO 80206
720-933-8119
ahassinger@csg-pr.com
http://www.csg-pr.com

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