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Fleming College attracts man escaping oppressive Cameroon government

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Robinson Orume has embraced Canadian winters
Robinson Orume has embraced Canadian winters

Robinson Orume is the only fellow I know who can distinguish among species of pangolins or tell you how to use chili peppers to deter elephants.

Robinson grew up in a village in the rainforest region of Cameroon. He worked as a national park ranger and saw first-hand the poaching and agricultural expansion that threatened the richly diverse tropical ecosystem. He soon founded the Korup Rainforest Conservation Society to support educational opportunities through scholarships, and training in environmentally-friendly business ideas like seed-collection and bee-keeping.

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Happiness is derived from community: Perspectives from a remote African village

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Happiness is derived from community: Perspectives from a remote African village

As a new immigrant to Canada, with little knowledge of domestic waste management realities, hearing of the introduction of a producer-pays model in Ontario by 2023 is worth commending.

It was interesting to read that only 9 per cent of plastic waste is recycled nationwide in Canada. Data here shows that incinerators burn just about 5 per cent of the waste, emitting carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, and just over 61 per cent of kitchen and yard waste is composted while our landfills suck up the greatest portion (72 per cent) and are filling up faster than we may have ever expected.

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