DC part of the EaRTH District, a new green technology hub

As the global climate crisis accelerates, Durham College (DC), Centennial College, the University of Toronto Scarborough, Ontario Tech University and Trent University, have joined together to advance clean, green, sustainable solutions with the launch of the Environmental and Related Technologies Hub (EaRTH District) in the eastern Greater Toronto Area.

Dedicated to fueling sustainable, resilient communities locally and around the world, the EaRTH District will develop the region’s sustainable technology sector through research, academic programming and commercialization of advanced technology. The consortium will also work with the public and private sectors, as well as Indigenous communities.

The EaRTH District will leverage the five partner institutions’ unique expertise, assets and training in environmental sciences, advanced technology, and related emerging sectors. It also will be the catalyst for collaboration with joint research initiatives, new academic programs and pathways, and access to existing resources across institutions.

For its part, DC is contributing to EaRTH through its leadership and experience in sustainable farming and horticulture, along with its commitement to exploring unique environmentally friendly power solutions.

“Supporting the EaRTH District allows Durham College to use its expertise by cultivating sustainability from the ground up, thanks to our focus on urban agriculture practices, research, education and training, as well as clean energy innovation,” said Don Lovisa, president. “We are excited to be part of this dynamic initiative and look forward to the opportunities its focus on green technology will create for our students and for the broader community.”

For more information about EaRTH, its partners and areas of focus visit www.EaRTHdistric.ca. For more information about DC’s involvement visit www.durhamcollege.ca/earth.