EcoExpress to be Featured at PA Science Teachers Association Conference

The latest incarnation of our innovative teaching portal, EcoExpress, will be unveiled to attendees at the upcoming PSTA Annual Conference, scheduled for December 1-3 in Hershey, PA.

Brie Knight, GreenTreks’ Director of Operations and EcoExpress Project Manager, will present an interactive walk through of our HUB OF SUSTAINABILITY EDUCATION and demonstrate the features that are generating excitement and buzz.

What: Lecture 5-8-STS, Thursday, December 2nd, 2010 1-2pm

Title: EcoExpress: More than just a web based tool for educators on ecology and the environment

Description: ExoExpress uses local and personal short, age appropriate videos tied to the PSSA for ecology and the environment.  The unique learning pod provides information on community based service learning projects, group and self-directed classroom activities, teacher guide and other resources.

For more information, visit PSTA >>

Eco Express Features include:

  • Rich media content
  • Alignment to PA Standards
  • Searchable by keyword, grade range, PA standards, Phila School District PST
  • Individual Playlists
  • Personalized Notepads
  • Supplemental Content, including classroom activities and service learning projects
  • Connections to Community Partners
  • and more

Anyone can visit EcoExpress to search for and watch videos, but only registered users unlock the full power of the site.

Go check it out >>

Fall Running Season is in Full Swing: Let’s GO GREEN and Share the Rewards

All running junkies love  fall here in the Northeast, because the air’s cool and crisp, the colors are more vibrant than ever, and races abound. It’s a treat to breathe it all in and be overtaken with joy every time we step out the door…

As for racing, there’s no season better than fall. No heat or humidity. Plenty of company. Tons of events, from low key 5Ks to big city marathons to the ultras that take you to an entire new realm…

In the midst of it all, how often do we stop to really appreciate HOW LUCKY WE ARE to be healthy and able to get out and participate in such a basic, natural sport? Probably not often enough…

One simple way we can express our appreciation right now–and be Green about it–is to share our rewards. A great nonprofit organization called MEDALS4METTLE collects race medals and awards them to people who are fighting life debilitating diseases. Think about it: we choose to test ourselves by running marathons, but how many thousands of others are struggling through far greater challenges, every day, just to survive?

In Philadelphia, the lululemon athletica store on 16th and Walnut is collecting medals for this worthy cause throughout November, our hometown marathon month. If you have a medal from a 1/2 or full marathon, a triathlon, or an ultramarathon, why not consider donating it. If you’d like to be a real champ, you can make a cash contribution as well, or instead: M4M puts a special ribbon on each medal it gives to recipients. $3 per medal helps cover the cost. Stop by lulu today.

LEARN MORE about Medals 4 Mettle >>

Water, Energy, Food, Children’s Health, Fair Trade…

Here at GreenTreks, we’re constantly reviewing our library of award-winning programming for footage and soundbites for new projects, and for segments that can get kids excited about the environment for incorporation into EcoExpress.  What we haven’t been great at doing is retooling our stuff for our dedicated web users, let alone for those who are interested in high quality DVDs for use in classrooms, Boardrooms, or home…

We’re a small staff who are flat out busy, but we can promise you, making the best of our programs more readily available is making its way to the top of our “Gotta Do” list.

As a starting point, check out our new Video Library and see what’s AVAILABLE NOW >>

GreenTreks video series to be featured at World’s Largest Green Building Conference

GreenBuild, the world’s largest conference and expo dedicated to green building will be taking place in Chicago from November 17-19–and GreenTreks video series on Philadelphia’s Green City, Clean Waters program will be featured during the Film Festival portion of the program!

Thousands of building professionals from all over the world come together at Greenbuild for three days of educational sessions, renowned speakers, green building tours, special seminars, and networking events.

There’s also a Green themed Film Festival, which features programming looking at everything from “integrative design” to climate change solutions, from living a holistic organic existence to Buckminster Fuller’s geodesic dome. Our Green City, Clean Waters series has been selected for screening at this forward thinking event.

What: Green City, Clean Waters video series

When: Thursday November 18, 2010

Where: GreenBuild 2010, Chicago, IL

More Details: GreenBuild Film Festival Schedule >>

The Green City, Clean Waters series is now available on DVD!

The videos are part of the latest StormwaterPA DVD, “Getting Polluted Runoff Under Control.”

Contact us to Order Your Copy today >>