- Composting Basics and Getting Started
- Composting FAQs
- Composting Paper
- Dealing with Pests in your Compost
- Harvesting/Using Vermicompost
- Harvesting/Using Your Compost
- How to Compost all Winter
- How to Vermicompost
- School Composting
- School Composting Tips
- Vermicompost FAQs
- When to Harvest your compost – Spring or Fall
- Winter composting – To layer or not to layer?
- Why compost at School?
Greening the Classroom. From 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.
School Services. Composting, biking, walking, professional development. We can help you reach your ESD goals.
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.
Planning and Implement Active Travel Programming
- Active and Safe Routes to School in Manitoba: Program Handbook and Resource Guide—Ideas and support to get you started and to maintain your progress. Stay tuned for an update!
- Writing Active School Travel Policy—An important part of increasing active school travel rates. Outline the benefits and reasons why you are taking action, as well as how the school, students, and parents will help out.
- BikeWalkRoll—Our app makes it easy to track how your class is getting to school
- Curriculum Connections by Grade—we’ve listed out the reasons why teaching about active travel is relevant to every teacher. Help make the case with your administration by showing just how many outcomes you can check off with our events and resources
- Active Travel and Manitoba Curriculum Ideas—Biking, walking, and rolling integrate into what you are already teaching! Find your subject and get inspired.
- Ingenium Canada’s Cycle-ology Materials—a great resource to explore the history, science, and social impact of the bicycle
Active Travel Events
- How to plan an active travel event—First time tips, “plan an event in 7 days”, and putting on events that include all students
- Walk, Bike, and Roll Across Canada—Count your class’s steps or kilometres and set a goal to travel a certain distance across the country!
- Bike to School Month 2018 take-home letter—let parents know and get them involved
- Ontario Active School Travel Event Ideas
- Elementary and Middle School event ideas
- More Event Ideas
- High School Event Ideas
- Interactive Event Posters and Stickers—Use stickers to track how students are getting to school each day
- Bike to School Month and Clean Air Day Po
- International Walk to School Month
- Printable Shoe Stickers (130)—cut out and glue
- Printable Bike Wheel Stickers (120)—cut out and glue
- Parent Media Consent Form—English
- Design your own bike!
- Design your own shoe!
- Design your own helmet!
- Riding a bike is fun!
- It’s Cool to Walk to School
- Idle Free Zone
- 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.
- Walking and Cycling Safety Tips for Kids — Share these tips with parents and students to help them feel more comfortable with not driving to school.
- Why Walk to School with Your Kid — Kids aren’t the only ones who can benefit from walking to school
Spark Conversation in the Classroom
- Active School Travel Calendar. Find 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