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Fleming College and EaRTH District Consortium to Develop Sustainable Technology Sector


Peterborough, ON – (May 1, 2023) – Fleming College has joined a leading consortium of post-secondary institutions to help develop our region’s clean, green sustainable technology sector.

The Environmental and Related Technologies Hub (EaRTH) District is made up of five institutions within the eastern GTA, including Fleming College, Trent University, The University of Toronto Scarborough, Ontario Tech University, and Centennial College.

The goal of EaRTH District is to advance green solutions to fuel sustainable communities and help combat the adverse effects of climate change through clean technology.

“This consortium is a natural fit for Fleming College, given our research and teaching expertise in areas of the environment, conservation and sustainability in our School of the Environment and Natural Resources,” said Fleming College President Maureen Adamson. “Fleming is looking forward to working within this group to leverage that expertise and create a positive economic impact for the businesses and industries within our region.”

Fleming’s main area of contribution will include its three world-renowned research centres.

The Centre for Innovative Aquaculture Production (CIAP), based out of Fleming’s Frost Campus, has been a leading researcher in the investigation, analysis, and development of sustainable aquaculture production. Initially launched as a way to study the restoration of wild fish populations, CIAP is now leading applied research for both commercial and sustainable aquaculture development.

Fleming’s Centre for Advancement in Water and Wastewater Technologies (CAWT) has been tracking and researching wastewater challenges around the globe. CAWT’s state-of-the-art analytical laboratories are equipped with an exceptional range of equipment capable of everything from microbial analyses to large, big-picture projects.

The Centre for Advancement in Mechatronics and the Industrial Internet of Things (CAMIIT) is the leading regional hub for industrial and academic research projects. Scientists, faculty researchers, engineers, and technologists at CAMIIT work in both the public and private sector to develop innovative solutions to create a smarter and more sustainable world.

An EaRTH District study projects that the eastern GTA will generate $8.4 billion in total output, $1 billion in taxes and create more than 4,000 jobs over the next two decades.

For more information about EaRTH District:

Web: earthdistrict.ca

Twitter: @earthdistrictca

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/earthdistrictca/

About Fleming College
Fleming College respectfully acknowledges that we are situated on Michi Saagiig Anishinaabeg lands and territory. 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 6,800 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 80,000 alumni.

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