Do you or your students have an idea about how to make Fleming College more sustainable? Is it something that students could work on in the upcoming fall and winter semesters? This funding program provides money to research or implement small projects that can do this!
Each year, the Office of Sustainability and the Frost Sustainability Campus Initiative prepare action plans to implement Fleming's Five Year Sustainability Plan. Actions range from student engagement to operations to curriculum and include everything from community gardens to LED lighting to learning outcomes. At the end of the year we report on how we did.
The Regional Envirothon Competition takes place across the province in March or April every year. The competition test high school students skills and knowledge related to five core envirothon topics including forestry, soils,aquatics,wildlife and current issues. Each team must work together to complete the assigned task at hand. Winners of the Ontario Envirothon Championship represent the province at the North American Envirothon Championship that takes place in the summer. Students have the opportunity to win unique prizes and scholarships at all levels along the way.
Fleming College and WWF-Canada team up annually for the Great Canadian Shoreline Clean Up, where staff, students and the community help remove trash, paper, and plastic along Little Lake, in downtown Peterborough. This initiative continues to spread awareness around the importance of keeping shorelines clean, as more people become aware of the harm waste can have.
Fleming students, staff and alumni participate in the annual WWF-Canada CN Tower Climb for Nature Challenge to support the WWF-Canada efforts towards sustainability. If you’re interested in taking part in this year’s event, please contact Rob Monico.