Enactus Fleming College win People’s Choice at World Project Expo in San Jose, California

Peterborough ON – (September 23, 2019) Enactus Fleming College won People’s Choice at the World Project Expo at the Enactus World Cup 2019 in San Jose, California.

“We are so happy to make our school proud,” said Enactus Fleming College member Joao Borges.

The Fleming College team presented their Paper Planet Project, which 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.

“We are so proud of our team, who have invested time and passion into this project and it is an honour to be recognized on the world stage,” said Raymond Yip Choy, Lead Enactus faculty advisor, and professor, Business Studies at Fleming College. “This is validation that our project has value and the potential to grow and change our community.”

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.

For more information about Enactus Fleming College, please visit
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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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