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Ecosystem Management and Urban Forestry programs proudly present the 9th annual EcoHealth Conference


ecohealth-conferenceThis year’s theme is “Healthy People, Healthy Planet”

City of Kawartha Lakes ON – (February 3, 2017) – Third year Fleming College Ecosystem Management students, who began their winter semester participating in an environmental conference in Washington, D.C., will complete the semester by hosting a sustainability conference.

The conference “Healthy People, Healthy Planet” will take place on Saturday, March 25 at Fleming’s Frost Campus in Lindsay, Ont., in partnership with students in the Urban Forestry program.

The students’ vision for the 2017 “Healthy Planet, Healthy Minds” Conference, is to bring together community members, students and colleagues to explore our shared connection as human beings to the natural environment upon which we all depend and, in particular, the restorative powers of nature to improve our mental health and well-being.

The students have been planning the conference for the past four months and will share knowledge, research and ideas to enhance mental health and wellness in our homes, schools and communities, and in Kawartha Lakes and beyond.

Mr. Mark Henick will be the keynote speaker. Henick is a mental health advocate and Program Manager for Mental Health Works, a social enterprise of the Canadian Mental Health Association. (You can view his 2013 TEDxToronto speech here.)

Throughout the day, participants can attend workshop sessions, both indoors and out, covering topics from community gardening/wellness to healthy foods for healthy moods to tree surfing, forest bathing, and more. The students are inviting their fellow students as well as Lindsay and area residents, community groups, and local businesses to attend, participate and learn.

More information can be found on the Ecohealth Conference website at http://ecohealthconference.wixsite.com/ecohealthconference, or by contacting the conference registration committee at: ecohealthconference2017@gmail.com.

About Fleming College
Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campus locations in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton. Named for famous Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming, the college features more than 100 full-time programs in Arts and Heritage, Business, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, General Arts and Sciences, Health and Wellness, Justice and Community Development, Skilled Trades and Technology, and Continuing Education. Fleming College has more than 5,800 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 71,000 alumni.



Media, for more information please contact:
Griffin McCulloch – griffin.mcculloch@flemingcollege.ca


Conference Contact:
Professor Barb Elliot – barb.elliot@flemingcollege.ca – 705-324-9144 ext. 3272