Fleming College puts sustainability into action and cleans up local park

Peterborough ON – (November 6, 2019) – Fleming College teamed up with Trent University and World Wildlife Fund Canada’s Living Planet @ Campus (WWF) to host the third annual Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup in Del Crary Park in downtown Peterborough on Saturday, Nov. 2. Together, with 61 volunteers including Fleming students, staff and members of the community, the initiative made the following impact:

  • Cleaned up over 161.5 lbs. of trash
  • Picked up 2,960 cigarette butts
  • Picked up 278 pieces of plastic
  • Picked up 249 food wrappers
  • Picked up 187 pieces of paper

“Pollution is a growing concern, and when it collects in our local parks and directly affects our wildlife populations, we all have an obligation to make a difference,” said Fleming College President Maureen Adamson. “We are very proud of this initiative, and of our staff and students, and all who participated and made their contribution to our community.”

The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup is an initiative that encourages the community to take action towards keeping shorelines clean, increasing awareness around proper waste diversion and the ways it affects water and aquatic habitats. The initiative is a national conservation program that provides Canadians the opportunity to take action in their communities wherever water meets land, one bit of trash at a time. The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup is now recognized as one of the largest direct action conservation programs in Canada.

Fleming College is committed to increased sustainable practices on campus. For more information about Sustainability at Fleming, please visit flemingcollege.ca/sustainability. For more information about the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, please visit campus.wwf.ca.

(photos by Kathy Nguyen)

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 75,000 alumni.

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