October is Sustainability MonthOctober throughout the province
Events are taking place throughout the month and across the province to inspire Manitobans to lead more sustainable lives.
Attend events like talks, book readings, workshops, theatre performances, music concerts, art exhibits, food markets, and more!
Thanks Assiniboine Credit Union!
Our bright new website would not have been possible without the generous support from our friends at Assiniboine Credit Union.
... and they don't just help us. They support lots of other sustainability activities thoughout Manitoba.
Idle-Free Zone sign campaign 10-years old
For the last 10 years Manitobans have seen colourful “Healthy Communities Don’t Idle” signs pop up across their province.
You can read all about it in the Fall 2014 issue of the Manitoba Eco Network Eco Journal.
David Suzuki Blue Dot TourFri Oct 24 @ 7pm Burton Cummings Theatre David Suzuki and a star-studded lineup of performers, artists, and leaders are on a cross-country journey to give all Canadians the right to drink clean water, breathe fresh air, and eat healthy food.
This is the video that went viral and prompted LEGO to announce that it will not renew its contract with Shell. However, Shell is still trying to drill for oil in the Arctic…
Inspiring local stories & videos
Idle Free Zone signs
Get your Idle Free Zone signs
Tools for schools
Stop denying, start adapting to global-warming disasters
Oct 22, 2014 – Winnipeg Free Press
CBC/Doc Zone film Weather Gone Wild accepts the fact that the frequency of severe weather events is only going to increase. Instead, it focuses on what needs to be done in order to mitigate the damage caused by those “once-in-however-many-hundred-years” storms that seem to have become commonplace events early in the 21st century.
Simushir incident raises concerns over readiness of B.C. emergency services
Oct 22, 2014 – Globe and Mail
VANCOUVER – When a Russian cargo ship lost power and dead-drifted off Haida Gwaii for two days, it raised concerns because proposed oil and gas development could soon increase tanker traffic.
Ship carrying 450 tonnes of fuel adrift off B.C. coast
Oct 17, 2014 – The Globe and Mail
The 135-metre bulk carrier Simushir hauling bunker and diesel fuel has lost power and is drifting off the B.C. coast toward Haida Gwaii. The Canadian Coast Guard received a call about the vessel at about 11 p.m. Thursday night. The ship, which had been travelling from Everett, Wash., to Russia, is carrying 400 tonnes of bunker fuel and 50 tonnes of diesel fuel.
New on this Site
Recent changes on our website…
We’ve added an inspiring 12-minute video called “Soil Carbon Cowboys“ to our Pasture management page. It shows the success that ranchers in Saskatchewan and North Dakota have had in improving soil carbon, increasing nutritional value of their forage, and improving the moisture handling of their land by using rotational grazing.