Fleming College Among The Best In North America On Sustainability

In a huge honour, Peterborough's Fleming College has been named as a top performer on sustainability among community colleges in North America.

The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) has ranked Fleming as fifth overall and second best in Ontario in its 2017 Sustainable Campus Index.

Photo courtesy Fleming College

Photo courtesy Fleming College

The index recognizes top-performing colleges and universities overall, by institution type, and in 17 sustainability impact areas such as curriculum, energy, transportation, water, investment and finance, and coordination and planning.

The impact areas were measured through AASHE’s Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS).

Photo courtesy Fleming College

Photo courtesy Fleming College

“Fleming College’s feature in this report shows its significant leadership and commitment to advance sustainability,” says AASHE’s Executive Director Meghan Fay Zahniser. “We are excited to recognize Fleming for working to secure a thriving, equitable and ecologically healthy world through its comprehensive sustainability efforts.”

Photo courtesy Fleming College

Photo courtesy Fleming College

In addition to Fleming’s overall top-five ranking, the College was highlighted in the report for its research related to the salmon hatchery at Frost Campus. The hatchery is part of the Lake Ontario Atlantic Salmon Restoration Program, which is working to restore the species to Lake Ontario more than 100 years after it was extirpated.

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