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Early Bird Special for GEF Institute's Online Sustainability Education Ends Today

Students, educators, and professionals save $50 on cutting edge sustainability courses

WALPOLE, MA, March 22, 2012 ( GEF Institute's offer to save $50 off the regular price of $250 for online sustainability education ends tonight. All of the Institute's 15 hour online courses are eligible for professional development or academic credit. By taking advantage of the $50 savings students can cover the cost of purchasing credit from the Institute's university partner.

The early bird deadline applies to two of the Institute's online courses. Choose from their foundations course, Introduction to Sustainability Concepts, or their newest offering, Water and Sustainability. Both courses launch on April 1 and include dynamic video narration, engaging assessments and activities, a lively forum discussion, and more. The Institute anticipates another round of rave reviews from their audience of students, educators, and professionals. A sample of testimonials from the 2011 pilot course highlight the Institute's successes:

"The videos are fabulous and just the right length. The questions and material are thought provoking and thus effective. I find this course so engrossing that I often do not see time fly by and suddenly I realize I have been working on it for 3 hours! I also had hesitations about on-line courses in general, but now I am 'sold.'"
- Annette Sampon-Nicolas, Course Pilot Participant, 2011

"My complements to the e-learning designer for an excellent integration of video, text and easy navigation. I am impressed with both the quality of the information and the effective and engaging use of technology used to convey the information."
- Bryan Field, Course Pilot Participant, 2011

To enroll or learn more about the Institute's online courses, please visit their website and watch a 2 minute virtual tour of the online classroom

About GEF Institute
GEF Institute, a division of GEF, is a virtual classroom established to meet increasing market demand for sustainability focused courses. The Institute builds on GEF's expertise by offering affordable courses in sustainability to educators, students at the high school and undergraduate level, employees and professionals. In addition to individual online courses, the Institute offers a professional certificate in sustainability concepts. All of the Institute's courses are available for professional development or academic credit.

About Green Education Foundation (GEF)
GEF is a non-profit organization committed to creating a sustainable future through education. Sustainability education provides educators with the real-world applied learning models that connect science, technology, and math education with the broader human concerns of environmental, economic, and social systems. GEF provides curriculum and resources to K-12 students and teachers worldwide with the goal of challenging youth to think holistically and critically about global environmental concerns and solutions.

Become a member for free to gain full access to GEF's comprehensive library of standards-based lessons and activities at Join the sustainability education conversation by following GEF on Twitter @greenedufdn and on Facebook at

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[] Early Bird Special for GEF Institute's Online Sustainability Education Ends Today
Students, educators, and professionals save $50 on cutting edge sustainability courses