COMPOSTING

We can also provide resources and guidance on the best approaches to start composting at your school, workplace or organization.

Backyard Composting

Composting is a great way to reduce waste and at the same time reduce your environmental footprint. Learn how to recycle your kitchen scraps and yard waste into a rich natural soil amendment. Learn the benefits of composting, how to get started, key factors for successful composting, and how to use your finished compost. Request this presentation.

Vermi-composting

No yard or space for an outdoor compost bin? No problem! Vermi-composting is an easy and compact way to reduce your waste. Learn the basics behind composting with Red Wriggler worms, including setting up a bin, feeding your worms, keeping them healthy, and harvesting your finished compost. Request this presentation.

 

COMMUTING

Our presentations on greening your commute range from creating a commuter friendly workplace or increasing active school travel to details on bike route planning, safe riding skills and bike maintenance. Request this presentation.

Active School Travel

Learn about supportive programs, environments and plans that can help increase the number of children walking or wheeling to school. From creating a Walking School Bus, hosting a walkabout or addressing policy and infrastructure needs through School Travel planning, we have the resources you need to get started. Request this presentation.

Green Commuting Options

Get the tools and tips you need to ride your bike, hop on a bus, carpool, or walk to work and elsewhere. Learn how to use the various transit tools, plan your route to bike to work, and begin thinking of your daily travel options in a whole new way. Create a commute that you’ll enjoy! Request this presentation.

Commuter Friendly Workplace

Learn the basic steps to create a friendlier environment for employees to walk, bike, take transit, carpool or telecommute. Tap into resources to help meet your sustainability or corporate social responsibility (CSR) mandate, increase employee health and wellness, or simply find a better way to get to work. Request this presentation.

Bike Route Planning

Learn the ins and outs of the Winnipeg Cycling Map to plan a bike route that suits your comfort level. Become familiar with the various types of infrastructure – from cycletracks to sharrows to bike lanes. Find tips and tools to help you ride more often to more places. Request this presentation.

Cycling Skills

Learn the essentials of how to ride your bike safely in most situations. Based on Cycling Canada’s CAN-BIKE program, learn about safety equipment and your bike, basic traffic theory and road positioning, and how to deal with road hazards. Request this presentation.

Basic Bike Maintenance

Learn how to keep your bike running smoothly so you can ride carefree. Topics covered include proper bike fit, how to clean, lubricate and adjust your bike components to keep the bike operating properly, and how to change a flat tire.

 

GREENER LIVING

Presentation topics include greening your workplace, household sustainability and cleaning products, and greening the holidays. Request this presentation.

Greening the Workplace

Get highlights and helpful resources on how to reduce waste, increase recycling, save energy, improve commuting options, move toward a green procurement policy, and track progress. Request this presentation.

Household Cleaning Products

Household cleaning products are a significant source of chemical pollution both in our environment and in our workspaces. Get off the chemical treadmill with this presentation. Learn the benefits of reduced chemical dependence and explore practical, natural alternatives. Request this presentation.

Greening the Holidays

With the pressure to buy, buy and buy some more during the Xmas holidays, it can be tricky to be green without being a Grinch. Learn practical ideas on how to reduce stress, spend less, and survive the consumer frenzy of that time of year. From gifts and cards to wrapping and decorating.  Request this presentation.

 

CLASSROOM PRESENTATIONS

Please visit our school services page for a comprehensive list of what we can offer.