Sustainable Building program’s green energy features on display at free community event

Haliburton ON – (September 12, 2014) – Fleming College’s Sustainable Building Design and Construction program will be part of a free provincewide doors open event next month.

The Sustainable Building program, located at the Haliburton Campus, is partnering with Haliburton Solar and Wind and Abbey Gardens Community Trust to co-host Green Energy Doors Open at Abbey Gardens. In 2012, students in the program constructed a straw bale Food Hub and Community Kitchen at the site.

Green Energy Doors Open at Abbey Gardens will run from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 4. It will showcase the sustainable and energy design features of Abbey Gardens as well as serve as a demonstration site for Haliburton Solar and Wind.

Abbey Gardens Community Trust is a charitable organization focused on remediating a decommissioned gravel pit into a sustainable centre for innovation. Abbey Gardens includes a two-acre market garden with plans to further expand as an education and demonstration site. Visit www.abbeygardens.ca for more information. It is located at 1012 Garden Gate Drive off Highway 118, just outside of Haliburton.

Green Energy Doors Open features individual, community and commercial sustainable energy projects throughout Ontario with the goal of educating visitors about green energy, at the same time as highlighting the success of sustainable energies. For more information, visit greenenergydoorsopen.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, Community Development and Health, Continuing Education, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, General Arts and Science, Justice and Business, and Skilled Trades and Technology. Fleming College has more than 5,900 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and more than 68,000 alumni.

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For more information:
Laura Copeland, Communications Officer, laura.copeland@flemingcollege.ca or 705.749.5530 x 1370