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Ecosystem Sustainability and Health Conference    Wed Apr 2, 2008, Lindsay, ON

Students in Fleming College's Ecosystem Management Technology program will host a conference at the Frost Campus, "Ecosystem Sustainability and Health: A Way Forward".

The one-day conference features two keynote speakers: Gord Miller, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, will present "ECO 2006/07 Annual Report - Reconciling our Priorities" and Steve Hounsell, Past President of the Federation of Ontario Naturalists, who will present "Changing Course: Planning for a Sustainable Future".

Conference workshops are tentatively planned to include Sustainable Housing Concepts, Urban Ecology, and Forest Health. Students will provide sustainable campus tours in the afternoon. Following a reception at 5 p.m., Mr. Miller and Mr. Hounsell will speak at 6 p.m. in room 250.

The conference aims to educate and inspire individuals to recognize the connections between responsible human actions, healthy natural ecosystems and enhanced quality of life for all species.

The conference, supported by Ontario Power Generation, will take place on Wednesday, April 2 from noon to 9 p.m. The cost is $5 for adults and $2 for students. These prices include snacks, refreshments and conference materials.

To register, please call 705-324-9144 ext. 3272 or email emconference (at)

The Ecosystem Management Technology program is a three-year diploma program offered at the Frost Campus. Students in the program learn to contribute to the health of ecosystems and minimize the negative impact humans have on the environment. In the third year of the program, students work with community and resource agencies dedicated to long term ecosystem health and sustainability. Habitat assessment, sustainable planning and the restoration or conservation of ecosystems are all part of the curriculum.


For more information:

Phone: 705-324-9144 x 3272
E-mail: emconference (at)

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