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Ecosystem Management Technology program proudly presents 10th annual EcoHealth Conference

 

‘Sustainability at a Variety of Scales: Acting Locally to Impact Globally’

 

City of Kawartha Lakes ON – (March 2, 2018) – Organized by students in the Ecosystem Management Technology program, the 10th annual EcoHealth Conference will take place on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at Fleming College’s Frost Campus in Lindsay, Ont.

This year’s conference, Sustainability at a Variety of Scales: Acting Locally to Impact Globally, will focus on local, regional and global sustainability initiatives. Throughout the event, workshops will inform participants on a variety sustainability themed topics including food foraging, urban wildlife habitats, the zero waste movement, and cooking with crickets. Exhibits from local businesses and organizations will be on site to showcase sustainable programs, products, and actions taking place throughout the Kawartha Lakes region. Members of the community, community groups, and businesses are invited to attend, participate and learn.

The conference will close with a screening of Call of the Forest, an environmental documentary featuring medical biochemist, acclaimed author and activist Diana Beresford-Kroeger. This film was recently nominated for the Rob Stewart Award for Best Science or Nature Documentary Program or Series at the 2018 Canadian Screen Awards.

Shawna Peddle, Director of the applied research network Partners for Action, will moderate the conference. Ms. Peddle brings a wealth of experience and knowledge of sustainable initiatives, having managed environmental assessment and public engagement programs for electrical generation and renewable energy projects.

Conference registration, exhibits, silent auction and photo contest open at 8:30 a.m. with hourly campus tours starting at 9 a.m. The official conference opening and welcome by Ms. Peddle will occur at 9:30 a.m. with workshops starting at 10 a.m. The documentary screening will take place from 3:15 to 4:15 p.m. followed immediately by a Q & A session with Ms. Beresford-Kroeger. A reception and book signing with Ms. Beresford-Kroeger will begin in Auk’s Lodge at 5 p.m.

Workshops will include:

  • Food, Forests and Foraging
  • Promoting Wildlife in the Urban Forest
  • Zero Waster
  • Cooking with Crickets

Exhibits will include:

  • Urban Bee Keeping
  • Kawartha Field Naturalists
  • Alderville Black Oak Savannah
  • Oak Ridges Moraine Land Trust

Registration fees for the conference range from $20 to $30. For more information or to register, visit: www.ecohealthconference.com.

For more information about Fleming’s Ecosystem Management Technology program, visit http://flemingcollege.ca/programs/ecosystem-management-technology or contact Barb Elliot, Professor, 705-324-9144 ext. 3272 or barb.elliot@flemingcollege.ca.

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 6,800 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 74,000 alumni.

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For more information, please contact:
Laura Copeland
Fleming College
laura.copeland@flemingcollege.ca
705.749.5530 x 1370