Sustainability at Fleming
"Sustainability encompasses human and ecological health, social justice, secure livelihoods and a better world for all generations"
AASHE (Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education)
STARS Silver Rating
Fleming College has earned a STARS Silver Rating in recognition of its sustainability achievements from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). STARS, the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System measures and encourages sustainability in all aspects of higher education.
Fleming’s STARS report is publicly available on the STARS website: https://stars.aashe.org/
In 2009, along with many other Canadian colleges, Fleming’s President signed the Pan-Canadian Protocol committing to sustainability in campus operations, curriculum, and research and in working with our community. Fleming furthered this commitment in its (2010-2015) strategic plan and in developing a five year sustainability plan (2013-2018) to become a “leader in sustainability”. To track our progress, Fleming filed its first STARS report in 2013, achieving Bronze, and then committed to achieve Silver by 2018. It is with great pride that Fleming has achieved this goal in 2016 by the standards of the latest version of the STARS rating system, STARS 2.1. By doing so, Fleming is the first institution in Ontario to receive a Silver rating in STARS 2.1 and the second from across Canada!
Living Planet @ Campus
Living Planet @ Campus Whether you are working part-time, completing a co-op placement, or are on campus, as a post-secondary student you can inspire your workplace and school to take positive actions for nature and adopt practices of sustainability in fun and unique ways.
With the Smart Office Challenge, you can educate others about the environmental impacts associated with IT. Through a selection of exciting hands-on engagement activities, the challenge aims to help your workplace or campus reduce its energy and waste impact.
Challenge your residence to power down and save energy, host a campus e-waste drive, or encourage campus offices, libraries and buildings to print responsibly with a little friendly competition. Access your tools to get started on making an impact today.
Living Planet @ Work
Living Planet @ Work At WWF, we envision a world in which thriving ecosystems support thriving economies; a world where what's good for the long-term success of corporations is also good for the long-term sustainability of people and the planet.
More than 16 million people make up the Canadian workforce and they will collectively make over a billion decisions at work every day. Now imagine if all of these decision took the health of the planet into account. To make this possible, WWF launched Living Planet @ Work.
This innovative program provides the strategic guidance, green business ideas, free tools and support to empower and engage employees so they can drive sustainable practices at work.
Sustainability on Campus
Whether it's the Fall Farmers Market, the year round Free Market, the Community Gardens or sustainable ways to get to and from school, there are a lot of ways to practice sustainability on campus. For our most recent initiatives and activities check out our newsletter.
Sustainability in our Courses
Sustainability can be found across all of our programs, check out what faculty, students and leadership are saying about sustainability in the video below.
Sustainability in Our Buildings
We strive for sustainability in our built environment including building our new Kawartha Trades and Technology Centre to LEED Gold Standards and utilizing geothermal and wind power at our Frost campus.
Two student groups promote sustainability throughout the College: Sutherland Campus' TeamGO, and Frost Campus' Sustainable Campus Initiative. It's easy to get involved, either as a student worker in the Sustainability Office, as a member of TeamGO or as a volunteer with the Frost Sustainable Campus Initiative. Click here for more information