June 26, 2023 – City of Selkirk – Reducing our carbon footprint requires us to put one foot in front of the other, often taking baby steps, as we walk towards a healthier planet. But every once in a while, you get to take a pretty big leap, and the City of Selkirk has done just that with two of its buildings now operating fossil fuel free.+
June 22, 2023 – Farms.com – Funding Supports Design Study for Sustainable Aviation Fuel Manufacturing Facility in Manitoba.
June 19, 2023 – Winnipeg Free Press – WHY is the Manitoba government choosing the lowest tier for energy efficiency as part of its new building code for housing and small buildings? This is a moment for the government to show they are responding to both the climate and affordability crises, yet this actually moves the province backward.
June 16, 2023 – CBC – Worldwide temperatures briefly exceeded a key warming threshold earlier this month, a hint of heat and its harms to come, scientists worry.+
June 15, 2023 – (Reuters) – U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Thursday that countries must start phasing out oil, coal, and gas – not just emissions – and demanded fossil fuel companies “cease and desist” measures that aim to “knee-cap” climate progress.
“The problem is not simply fossil fuel emissions. It’s fossil fuels – period,” Guterres told reporters. “The solution is clear: The world must phase out fossil fuels in a just and equitable way – moving to leave oil, coal and gas in the ground.”
June 14, 2023 – The Narwhal – The Donnie Creek wildfire, the second-largest ever recorded in the province’s history, is burning in one of the world’s biggest gas deposits, suspending fracking operations and raising questions about potential dangers to human health.+
June 12, 2023 – Reuters – The number of fossil fuel companies setting net-zero emissions targets has risen sharply over the past year, but most fail to address key concerns, making them “largely meaningless”, a report showed on Monday.+
June 12, 2023 – Columbia Climate School – COVID-19, invasive species, and the spread of persistent chemicals and plastics provide one form of evidence that we live on a planet with an interconnected biosphere. Dangers from one part of the planet find their way to other parts of the planet. Our oceans and atmosphere, along with ships and jet planes, transport pollutants around the globe. Last week for a few terrifying days, we saw additional evidence of our interconnected biosphere. Fires burning about 400 miles from New York City turned the air orange and drove New Yorkers from their streets. People in other parts of America and other parts of the world are familiar with this phenomenon—New Yorkers were not. Now we are.+
June 12, 2023 – Winnipeg Free Press – HAVE you ever wondered what used to be on all those giant parking lots in downtown Winnipeg?
The answer is most often, homes. For the first half of the last century, downtown was a beautiful residential neighborhood, with narrow streets lined with elm trees and grassy boulevards. Elegant houses, red-brick apartment blocks, and terraced row housing created a dense and vibrant urban community that supported busy local shops and restaurants on every corner.+
June 2, 2023 – Learning For Sustainable Futures – How should the Canadian education system respond to the climate crisis? Read the latest report by Learning for Sustainable Futures.