June 24, 2020 – Manitoba Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions data for large final emitters (LFE) has been updated to include 2018.
June 11, 2020 – Climate Change Connection is on a shared charity platform. That platform has changed its name from Tides Canada to MakeWay. We have posted a video introduction to MakeWay and changed the footer on all of our web pages.
May 6, 2020 – Manitoba Greenhouse Gas (GHG) data has been updated to include 2018. Manitoba’s GHG emissions for 2018 reached an all-time high. We have updated 5 website pages in the “GHG Emissions – Manitoba” section. The Large Final Emitter page in this section will be updated soon.
August 14, 2019 – Manitoba Greenhouse Gas (GHG) data has been updated to include 2017. (5 webpages) Manitoba’s GHG emissions for 2017 reached an all-time high.
March 15, 2019– Check out our updated School Resources section! Our activity sheets now have accompanying teacher backgrounders and learning outcome documents.
November 23, 2018– Looking for a new climate-related app? We’ve just updated our Cool Apps section to include three great apps that will keep you informed of data, sustainable consumption choices, and global actions to partake in.
November 8, 2018– Check out our newest recommended read: Clade by James Bradley. It’s one of many climate related books we’ve reviewed and have available in our library at 303 Portage Ave.
October 4, 2018– We have updated our Climate Change Boot Camp page! Check out our new poster, and contact us to book an engaging climate change “workout” for your workplace, school, or community.
August 22, 2018– Check out our wildlife page for the newest research on how climate change is impacting fish and bird species in Manitoba.
August 13, 2018 – We’ve added information on fossil fuel subsidies to our Why price carbon pollution? web page.
July 31, 2018 – Manitoba Greenhouse Gas (GHG) data for large final emitters (LFE) have been updated to include 2016. We are now displaying emissions from large industrial facilities separately from landfills. OF NOTE: Emissions from the Manitoba Hydro Generating Station have gone to zero from 2015 to 2016.
July 20, 2018 – Check out our newly uploaded FRESH stories! Featuring inspiring stories from Manitobans about their efforts for leading climate-friendly lifestyles! Plus, let us know if you wish to be featured in one of our articles, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org!
June 28, 2018 – Manitoba Greenhouse Gas (GHG) data has been updated to include 2016. (5 webpages) Overall emissions for Manitoba have been fairly steady from 2013 to 2016.
June 26, 2018 – We have added a link to an inspiring 5-minute video from our Pasture Management page. The video is called “Farming Carbon”. It’s from the Climate Atlas and our friends at the Prairie Climate Centre. It shows the success that ranchers in southwestern Manitoba have had in improving soil carbon, increasing nutritional value of their forage, and improving the moisture handling of their land by using rotational grazing.
June 11, 2018 – Check out the newest inspiring FRESH story! Local entrepreneur Katie has recently opened a plastic-free & chemical-free gym, and hopes to inspire other business owners to take similar approaches.
April 30, 2018 – We are excited to announce the new Cool Tips page, featuring over 100 new ideas for leading a more sustainable lifestyle. From grocery shopping to business conferences, we have provided simple ideas that make a substantial difference in fighting climate change.
Apr 18, 2018– We have updated a brand new list of available grants for community and school groups. Funds vary in amount from $500 up to $150,000 based on the scope of the project. Whether it is a school garden or environmental education program, explore funding options to ease any financial burdens.
Oct 28, 2017 – On October 27, the provincial government released its Made-in-Manitoba Climate & Green Plan. To help people understand this better, we have enhanced the section of our website related to Carbon Pricing to explain carbon pricing and why it is necessary.
Oct 25, 2017 – We have elevated our discussion of Airships to its own page and added a video of the LMH1 maiden flight. Since the loss of the Churchill rail line, the possibility of an airship alternative to winter roads or rail lines over melting permafrost has become more relevant.
Oct 20, 2017 – Manitoba Greenhouse Gas (GHG) data for large final emitters (LFE) have been updated to include 2015. Emissions from most other LFEs have been holding relatively steady but GHG emissions from TransCanada pipelines has increased significantly over the past 3 years.
Aug 21, 2017 – Manitoba Greenhouse Gas (GHG) data has been updated to include 2015. (5 webpages) Overall emissions for Manitoba decreased in 2014 and 2015. However, increases are still coming from road transport, especially SUVs and heavy duty trucks.
Sep 21, 2016 – The Manitoba Government is preparing to put a price on carbon. So, we have added a section to the Solutions area of our website to explain carbon pricing. This included the addition of pages on carbon pricing, carbon tax, and revenue recycling. We also reorganized our pages that explain cap and trade. In all, 6 webpages were added or reworked.
Jul 27, 2016 – Manitoba Greenhouse Gas (GHG) data has been updated to include 2014. (6 webpages) Overall emissions for Manitoba increased in 2012 and 2013 but may have levelled off in 2014. The biggest increases came from road transport (especially SUVs and heavy duty trucks) and agriculture.
Jan 26, 2016 – The section on our Air travel page related to Airships has been updated. We have new information that Lockheed Martin is now taking orders for commercial airships. We also have some new insights into hydrogen as fuel and lift for airships.
Jul 30, 2015 – Canada Greenhouse Gas (GHG) data has been updated to include 2013. (3 webpages) Overall emissions for Canada have increased 18% from 1990 to 2013. While gains have been made in some areas (such as electricity generation), those gains have been more than offset by emission increases from expansion of the tar sands in Alberta.
Jun 8, 2015 – Manitoba Greenhouse Gas (GHG) data has been updated to include 2013. (6 webpages) The bad news: overall emissions for Manitoba have increased in both 2012 and 2013. The biggest increases came agriculture and from road transport (especially SUVs and heavy duty diesel trucks).
Jun 2, 2015 – We’ve added a video about the BUILD social enterprise. The video was produced by local filmmaker Jonathan Ventura. It’s part of our series of FRESH Stories videos.
Apr 21, 2015 – We’ve added a video about a passive solar wall that was installed on the visitor reception centre at Lower Fort Garry historical site in Selkirk, Manitoba. It’s with the Solar walls topic on the Passive Solar page of the Alternative Heat Energy section of Solutions.
Apr 2, 2015 – We’ve added lots of new video, lesson plan, and learning guide resources for teachers to our Resources for Schools page.
Oct 20, 2014 – 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.
Oct 18, 2014 – Manitoba Greenhouse Gas (GHG) data has been updated to include 2012. The good news: overall emissions for Manitoba are lower than any time since 1995. The bad news: emissions from road transport are still increasing.
Sep 26, 2014 – Our new website goes live! The look and feel of the whole website has been updated. New logo, new video links, new content… Also, it should be an enjoyable visit on your mobile device – tablet or phone.
Some other new features to enjoy:
- The six main topic headings in the green band at the top of each page are drop down lists to quickly locate your topic of interest
- Topics and features that are most popular are now easier to find: Resources for schools, Order an “Idle Free Zone” sign, Request a presentation…
- We will be posting interesting and relevant videos on our homepage and in a video archive
- Our FRESH Stories get a new look and a means to sort the stories