updated 9/23/2010 3:19:05 PM ET 2010-09-23T19:19:05

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 23, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- In response to overwhelming demand for Eco Consultants worldwide, leading online eco-education provider The Eco Institution is offering a new video scholarship program and is offering 100 Free Tuition Scholarships for video contest winners who submit a short video on why they should become their area's first Eco Consultant.

Expansion in the Eco Consulting sector has been spurred along by strong demand by consumers' desire to curb soaring home energy bills. According to figures reported by The Eco Institution, enrollments have expanded beyond the customary scope of residential professionals like general contractors and home inspectors to include stay-at-home moms, unemployed people and recent college grads. According to an Eco Institution representative, "every day, more and more people are becoming aware of the need for more sustainable lifestyles and strong interest in energy and water savings in their homes and small businesses" which is driving the demand for qualified Eco Consultants in countries worldwide.

Eco Institution's course includes a comprehensive 15 module curriculum that incorporates modules on energy efficiency, lighting, water conservation and purity, toxic free living, waste reduction, recycling and indoor air quality. The Eco Institution course also includes marketing modules which teaches graduates how to market their Eco Consulting practice and also provides a personalized website to attract customers in their community.

Eco consultants typically charge $99 for each green home inspection and $199 for small business green inspections making this a great part-time or full-time opportunity for people looking to supplement their income or for someone looking to launch a great small business in their area.

Eco Institution Video Scholarship Details

Eco Institution's Eco Consultant Scholarship Program is offering 100 Free Tuition Scholarships for anyone interested in becoming an Eco Consultant by sharing their vision on becoming an Eco Consultant in their area.

Entrants should submit a 2-4 minute video and answer the following questions:

Why you would be the ideal candidate to become your community's first eco consultant using the Eco Institution's course curriculum and marketing kit?

Why your community could use the services of an Eco Institution Eco Consultant.

Before entrants begin the process, Eco Institution suggests you review the course module listings at http://www.ecoinstitution.com/course-outline.php and take a look at the sample marketing material as a basis of your entry. Extra points will be given to entries who have taken the time to integrate aspects of the course and some basic eco consulting knowledge in their presentation.

The contest is open to worldwide residents age 18 and older.

To enter, please visit www.ecoinstitution.com/scholarship /

About Eco Institution

The Eco Institution has the most comprehensive, industry recognized online Eco Consulting Course available today combined with a complete start-up kit including marketing materials. The Eco Institution offers courses to people worldwide interested in becoming Eco Consultants.

The Eco Institution logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=8001

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