At Home


The things we buy, use and discard in our homes have a big impact on the environment. Households and families are a significant source of energy use, waste generation and resource consumption. The good news is that even small changes can make a difference.

We can live comfortably and enjoy life at home while also making sustainable choices. Find out more in the sections below.

Three BC-based non-profits teamed up to produce a sustainabilty toolkit for households. David Suzuki, The Natural Step and Lighthouse, worked together with their Real Estate Board to produce Sustainability at Home: A Toolkit. Many of the recommendations are applicable to residents of Manitoba also.

If you have information to share or a question that isn’t answered here, please get in touch by email.

Home Composting

Composting - Food in compost bin

Composting is a great way to reduce waste and turn it into a valuable “free” soil amendment. It’s simple, easy, and we are here to help!

Around the house


We have an overwhelming number of choices. Making the best decision for your household and your life, while respecting the environment, can be confusing. Here are some tips to help.

Getting Around

Winnipeg Transit bus & bike rack (Source:

Travel is part of our daily life – to the grocery store, library, a friend’s house or the movie theatre. Find an option that fits your schedule and budget.

Reducing waste

Office waste audit

It call comes down to the 4 Rs – Rethink, Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. For those office items that you can’t avoid or reuse, then it’s time to reduce and recycle.