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.
Green Action Centre - Job Posting
Deadline: Fri Nov 14 @ 4PM
Green Action Centre is looking for a Commuter Challenge Coordinator.
This is a 7-month term position, at 35 hours per week, with a flexible work schedule and the possibility of extension.
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
Young US voters like candidates who favour environment, but may not show up to vote
Oct 28, 2014 – Huffington Post
WASHINGTON – Young voters are much more likely than senior citizens to say they’ll vote for candidates who support cutting greenhouse gas emissions and boosting renewable energy, according to a poll released Tuesday by the University of Texas at Austin.
Winnipeg campuses voting on U-Pass
Oct 28, 2014 – The Manitoban
Students at the University of Manitoba and University of Winnipeg are currently voting in a referendum to determine whether or not a Universal Bus Pass (U-Pass) will be implemented in Winnipeg. The U-Pass is a transit pass that would give eligible students unlimited access to Winnipeg Transit services for fall and winter academic terms (September-April) for a set price.
Keystone foes energized as price pinches Oil Sands allure
Oct 26, 2014 – Bloomberg
Falling oil prices have energized opponents of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. U.S. benchmark crude has tumbled 10 percent this month, closing at $81.01 a barrel in New Yorktrading last week, and further declines are forecast. At $75, a government analysis said producers may be discouraged from developing Canada’s oil sands without pipelines like Keystone.
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.