Environmental sustainability is a core value of the Winnipeg Folk Festival, and has been for a long time. Check out the Winnipeg Folk Festival’s sustainability initiatives from composting to bike-to-site.
Winnipeg’s largest and most exciting Farmer’s Market. Everything is made, baked, or grown by Manitobans. Learn about their efforts in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and how your shopping there can lead to a more sustainable lifestyle!
Fashion can be socially and environmentally responsible. For local fashion designers Lennard Taylor, fashion and clothing aren’t disposable. Go behind the scenes in understanding Lennard Taylor’s inspiration for sustainable design.
The WRENCH (Winnipeg Repair Education and Cycling Hub) is a non-profit organization that strives to make bikes and knowledge of bicycle repair and maintenance accessible to the public. The WRENCH’s mission is to create stronger, healthier communities by removing barriers to building, repairing and maintaining bicycles – with a focus on educating youth.
BUILD – an acronym for Building Urban Industries for Local Development – is a social enterprise non-profit contractor and a training program for people who face barriers to employment. BUILD retrofits homes with insulation and high-efficiency toilets as well as water-and-energy-saving devices. Their work lowers utility bills, employs neighbourhood people, cuts crime, and decreases greenhouse gas emissions.
It’s not everyday a business can brand themselves as plastic-free and chemical-free. In fact, entrepreneur Katie Hartle believes she may be the first gym in the area to do so. Glow Fitness for Women, located in downtown Selkirk, recently opened its doors- and the eyes of its customers- with a wide range of environmentally-friendly features.
Shane Johnston is the co-owner and general manager of Dollar Wise Quality Cleaners. This is not your ordinary dry cleaner and he is not your ordinary general manager. Shane has changed his company to make it as green as it can be.
In 2008, Dollar Wise became Winnipeg’s only environmentally focused dry cleaning and laundry service.