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The Environment is Everybody’s Business


The Environment is Everybody’s Business

The environment is everybody’s business and should not be limited to altruistic individuals who are acting as crusaders for sustainable environments, as it appears corporations are joining environmental non profit organizations in attempts to disseminate how to have a sustainable environment though educating their clients. In August 2009, American Marketing Association awarded B.C. Hydro for encouraging residences to consume electricity wisely by unplugging cell phone chargers when they are not in use.1 Consequently, 34, 000 clients of B.C. Hydro joined the Power Smart program.2 Interestingly enough, 70% of Canadians believe the environment is very important for them,3 and this 70% comes from a diverse background of citizens. Despite, the above numbers which illustrated Canadians are moving towards being environmentally sustainable, more work still needs to be completed because global warming, and climate change is still not at the top of the list for many Canadians.4 Hence, environmental non-profit organizations like Eco Trek Tours would play a significant role for fostering environmental awareness by using current educational systems to educate students from grade 4 to 12 about being environmentally sustainable. As these young individuals learn valuable knowledge about the environment, these future generations are be able to transfer their knowledge to their parents.

As a result, the environment is everybody’s business, and it is not just about the responsibility of one segment of a society to raise awareness about environmental issues. It appears that more and more Canadians want to have a sustainable environment, and this could be happening by educating young people on how to treat and preserve their local natural environment.


1. Maclean’s Magazine. The eco-sell. 09 October 2009
2. Maclean’s Magazine. The eco-sell. 09 October 2009
3. Maclean’s Magazine. The eco-sell. 09 October 2009
4. Maclean’s Magazine. The eco-sell. 09 October 2009


October 16, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Eco Trek Tours

Basic Info
Eco Trek Tours
Organizations – Academic Organizations
EcoTrek Tours is a non profit organization comprised of a group of dedicated and informed individuals committed to creating interactive learning opportunities in environmental education for elementary and high schools throughout the Lower mainland.

Our vision is to make environmental education more efficient and effective by engaging the youth with local initiatives in the community. Instead of creating another educational program, EcoTrek Tours connects existing educational outreach programs to schools. By working with schools and the organizations, we hope to create relevant and informative tours that meet the highest standard of education.
Contact Info
100-736 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1G3
Vancouver, BC

October 10, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Volunteer Job Descriptions


Eco Trek Tours now has a variety of exciting new volunteer positions available! Please email for further information!

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