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River Rouge STEM Academy Provides Lesson on Aquaponics

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Representatives from Carmeuse visited River Rouge STEM Academy to learn about the students’ work with aquaponics, a gardening technique that allows fish and plants to grow together in one symbiotic system. The aquaponics technology is supported by Carmeuse’s partnership with the Academy.

Students at the STEM Academy gave Carmeuse employees a lesson on aquaponics, explaining that this form of gardening reduces water consumption while eliminating harsh fertilizers and pesticides by nourishing the plants. The Academy has vertical aquaponic gardens where water runs from the top to a tank at the bottom, where it is eventually recycled through the system.

Following the lesson, students presented Carmeuse’s Matthew Gower, Donna Degree-Gordon and Chad Wright with a banner of appreciation for making the aquaponics garden possible.

“We are inspired by the students’ enthusiasm for conservation education,” said Carmeuse’s Donna Degree-Gordon. “By interacting with the aquaponics gardens, students can watch an ecosystem thrive while learning about the benefits of ecofriendly agriculture.

Carmeuse Lime & Stone is a leading manufacturer of lime and limestone and whose products are commonly used to benefit the environment by providing cleaner air, cleaner water and improved soil characteristics. Carmeuse products are diversely utilized across a wide range of industries including steel manufacturing, power generation, road construction, land development, glass manufacturing, water and wastewater treatment, pulp and paper production, and more. Staffed by up to 2,000 employees throughout 28 production facilities in Eastern U.S. and Canada, with North America operations headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, Carmeuse not only offers products, but also value-added services such as technical support, application support, and logistics support to optimize our customers processes.


Donna Degree-Gordon
Human Resources
Phone: 313.849.9268

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