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!
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.
In 2009, at a Mennonite Church Canada national conference in Saskatoon, churches were asked to consider making a public statement for peace in their communities. The Hope Mennonite Church on Furby Street in Winnipeg responded by making a YouTube video to promote reducing carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.