Ecotech Institute to Host Sustainable Storytelling Series

Aug 7, 2014

Six presentations designed to help companies effectively share their green initiatives

Denver, Colo. – August 7, 2014 Ecotech Institute, the first and only college entirely focused on renewable energy education, is hosting a six-part series on green initiatives, presented by Taiga Company.

"Sustainable Storytelling" is designed to help executives, marketing and communications teams—along with sustainability and corporate social responsibility professionals—identify social media opportunities for their company's green story. The presentations will analyze specific challenges and strategies in communicating eco-friendly practices.

"We are excited to partner together on this series that tackles a topic so many companies are dealing with right now," said Chris Gorrie, Ecotech Institute's academic dean. "This series helps companies properly communicate their sustainability initiatives and coaches attendees on how to highlight their corporate sustainability values."

All presentations, which are no cost for Ecotech Institute students, but $40 for other attendees, will be held at Ecotech Institute's campus, 1400 S. Abilene St., Aurora, Colo. Attendees can register for single sessions or to get a discount they can register for the entire series. The first session, titled "Unlocking the Value of Your Company's Sustainability Program," was held on July 25.  

Remaining Dates for the 2014 Sustainable Storytelling Series:

Grow Your Business with Your Sustainability Story – August 22
1 – 2 p.m.
Engage with key stakeholders via social media to share your sustainability journey, and in turn, grow your business.

Lessons Learned: Social Media Mistakes to Avoid with Green Storytelling – September 19
1 – 2 p.m.
Learn the do's and don'ts of delivering effective green stories on social media.

How Sustainable Business Practices Engage Employees – October 17
1 – 2 p.m.
Help employees understand their critical role in corporate responsibility and learn how sustainable business practices can be used to create meaningful work.

Sustainable Leadership: Getting All Players on Board with Sustainability – November 14
1 – 2 p.m.
A competitive business advantage means engaging the entire workforce; discover the power of leadership from all levels in an organization.

360° View of A Sustainability Story in Action – December 5
1 – 2 p.m.
Walk through all the steps: from identifying sustainable practices to engaging employees and roles in the organization to sharing on social media platforms.

"The growing theme in business sustainability is centered around partner collaboration to advance the adoption of sustainability," said Julie Urlaub, Managing Partner, Taiga Company. "As we present the series, it's wonderful to demonstrate these values in action in partnering with Ecotech Institute." 

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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 and Schools. Launched in April 2010 in Denver, Colorado, it offers eight 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 or call 877-326-5576.