Fleming partners with City of Kawartha Lakes on sustainability

The City of Kawartha Lakes and Fleming College have officially partnered to work on projects and initiatives around sustainability.Mayor Ric McGee, Fleming President Tony Tilly and Fleming’s Chair of the Board of Governors, Murray Rodd, signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Sustainability at the college’s Frost Campus on Friday, June 5.The agreement formalizes Fleming’s connections with the City. Working together, the City and the college will set up a framework to streamline and vet future ventures in sustainability.“This is a positive step forward for our community to solidify the relationship with Fleming College, a leader on the international stage. Our relationship has grown stronger over the past two years and the time was right to formalize our partnership to capitalize on opportunities in the future. Our individual strategic plans work well together to focus on a stronger and more environmentally conscious community,” said Mayor McGee.“From the college’s perspective, we’re delighted to sign this agreement. It builds on and extends an already good working relationship. The City and the college both have great strengths and innovative plans. We look forward to aligning those plans to benefit both residents of the City and the students at the college,” said President Tilly.The MoU stems from a strategic discussion between Fleming and the City in March 2007. The discussion, which focused on environmental initiatives and economic and community development in the City of Kawartha Lakes, noted common themes between the two organizations including: interdependence with each other, support for a skilled trades institute, and support for the City becoming a “green hub.”     – 30 -For more information:     Laura Copeland, Communications Officer, 705-749-5530 x 1370 or copeland@flemingc.on.ca 

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