Peterborough ON â€“ (September 16, 2019) â€“ Enactus Fleming College will travel to San Jose, California as part of the Canadian delegation to the Enactus World Cup 2019 from September 16 â€“ 18, 2019. Lambton College, the reigning World Champion will be defending their title. Enactus Fleming College was one of few select Canadian campuses chosen to highlight one of their projects during the event.
The Fleming College team will present their Paper Planet Project in the World Project Expo. This project focuses on diverting paper from landfill and recycling, and turning it into products that can later be sold. The Paper Planet Project is a social enterprise that is creating products that are biodegradable and inexpensive while reducing our environmental footprint. The first product, called the Paper Planter, is an education kit aimed at children from Kindergarten to Grade 3 that will teach them about composting and growing their own food. Future product lines will focus on packaging and protective cases for technology accessories.
â€śThis is a tremendous opportunity for Enactus Fleming College and we are thrilled to present our Paper Planet Project on the global Enactus stage,â€ť said Raymond Yip Choy, Lead Enactus faculty advisor, and professor, Business Studies at Fleming College. â€śThe Paper Planet Project not only reminds us what we are fighting for, but it represents the scope of possibilities we can achieve simply by diverting paper from our waste and recycling streams.â€ť
Enactus World Cup 2019 showcases entrepreneurial action and social innovation. Every year, a select group of 3,000 students, businesses and academic leaders from around the world gather at Enactus World Cup to showcase the entrepreneurial action and shared innovation that address the United Nations seventeen Sustainable Development Goals transforming lives and creating a better future.
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 75,000 alumni.
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