We know that teachers are instrumental in establishing healthy and sustainable habits, but we also know that time is limited. We want to make it easy for you!

 

Classroom Composting Activities

Composting How-to

On-site compost set up and training. You provide the materials, we provide all the knowledge and training you need to set up a composting program (outdoor bins or indoor worms) on-site. For schools outside Winnipeg, we request a small fee to cover our mileage.
Waste Audits. How much waste does your school produce in 24 hours? And how much of that should be going to recycling, reuse, or compost? We can help you run one or more waste audits on your school with the participation of students and staff. Contact us for availability and cost.

Greening the ClassroomFrom hands-on projects to personal responsibility, the tips, projects, and concepts outlined in this guide take a community-based approach to learning about environmental issues.

Environmental Speakers BureauClassroom presentations for schools in Winnipeg. Topics include recycling, litterless lunches, composting, climate change, water and the ecological footprint concept.

Master List of Resources. Ideas for action, hot topics, and ideas on how to live greener. Appropriate for many ages.

Environmental ABC’s. Environment-themed words for every letter of the alphabet.

Handouts
Earth Manners
Greenhouse Gas Review
Packaging Activity Sheet
Paper Facts
Supermarket Stroll
Water Backgrounder

 

Curriculum Tie-Ins By Subject

Active Travel Events

Colouring Sheets

Using Observations and Numbers

  • Neighbourhood Walkability Audit. Take a tour of your community with your class to see how walkable the neighbourhood is.
  • BikeWalkRoll – Our 30 second classroom surveys help everyone understand how students travel to school across Manitoba. To complete a survey on BikeWalkRoll, simply ask the students in your class how they traveled to school, and record the various modes of transportation.
  • CounterPoint – Designed to count bicycles, pedestrians and all forms of traffic, for better planning. Counting traffic is a normal part of planning transportation, but right now, not everyone gets counted. We are changing that. Get your class involved in counting all the different transportation modes around the school neighbourhood.

For Parents

Spark Conversation in the Classroom

  • Active School Travel CalendarFind ways for your class to celebrate  all year long with this Active School Travel Calendar.
  • Anti-Idling Video — Our friends at Climate Change Connection made this 3-minute video about why Manitobans should turn off their cars when idling, especially around schools. Starring students from Rockwood School in Winnipeg.
  • Bike Trivia — Fun facts about bike history, safety, and achievements