Food Rescue & Emissions Reduction

Let's Feed People Not Landfills. We are working to establish a new freezer warehouse in Winnipeg that will store large volumes of rescued food and get it to those in need. Good food is ending up in our landfills, when it rots it produces methane gas, which quickly heats up the planet. Learn more.

Why climate action groups are calling for geothermal heating in Manitoba

Manitoba’s Climate Action Team (CAT) is calling on Manitoba Hydro to create a geothermal utility as a way to save residents money and reduce electricity demand. Read more  

Thank you Gay Lea Foundation!

For supporting the Manitoba Food Rescue and Emissions Reduction project! Their generous support will go towards the establishment of a low-cost freezer warehouse in Winnipeg! To help increase the capacity of our local food banks. Read more.

Empowering Youth - to Take Action

We work with youth to inspire hope through climate action. Through special hands-on projects like Depave Paradise, School Waste Reduction Challenges, Idle Free School Zones and hosting Youth Empowerment Conferences. Learn more.

Educating Manitobans on Climate Change

We provide free community workshops, classroom presentations, and teacher bootcamps to educate Manitobans on climate change. < Request a presentation!

News

  • Half-measures not good enough

    May 18, 2024 = Winnipeg Free Press – Emissions data for Manitoba were just released via the National Inventory Report, once again highlighting the reality that our province is falling behind in the global race to net zero. Manitoba and Alberta are the only Canadian provinces whose emissions have not decreased below 2005 levels — the baseline year used to track progress.

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  • The great Canadian climate divide

    May 17, 2024 – The National Observer – Western Canada has a lot of explaining to do. Canada’s recently released greenhouse gas inventory shows that every western province has increased its climate pollution since 1990, the international baseline year for measuring climate action. On the other side of the country, every eastern province has reduced its emissions.

     

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  • Fossil fuel subsidies cost Canadians a lot more money than the carbon tax

    Apr. 1, 2024 – The Conversation Canada – The federal carbon tax increase is now in effect, and will raise gas prices by three cents per litre in most Canadian provinces. The hike prompted complaints from seven premiers and a recent parliamentary showdown, culminating in a failed vote of non-confidence in the Liberal government. Yet this ongoing debate overlooks a far costlier carbon tax: fossil fuel subsidies.

  • Carbon Pricing

    Want to understand how carbon pricing works in Manitoba? Or the impact various carbon prices would have on the price of fossil fuels that Manitobans typically buy?

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