30th Anniversary Guest Post: board member, James Magnus-Johnston shares how his interest in social enterprise brought him to Green Action Centre and how your business or office can get involved in small business compost collection.
Earth Day is Wednesday, April 22. To acknowledge it and celebrate, here’s 45 ideas to make every day, Earth Day. We have included a wide range of ideas – cool stuff, practical stuff, and fun stuff – all actions that can make a difference.
Looking for some tips and tools of how to care for your lawn without chemicals? Our pals at the Manitoba Eco-Network have the knowledge and know how… and an upcoming workshop!
Maybe you still have some nagging doubts or barriers that keep you from riding your bike. Here are a few of the most common and how you can get past them.
Want to ride your bike to work but worried it won’t work for you? Here are 7 great reasons why riding your bike to work and other places is a great decision and how to make it happen for you.
Active and Safe Routes to School
Active and Safe Routes to School is a program encouraging the use of active modes of transportation, such as walking and cycling, to get to and from school.
Active transportation has many benefits, including:
- Ensuring regular physical activity for children and parents
- Safer, calmer streets around schools and neighbourhoods
- Cleaner air and a cleaner environment
- Education for sustainable development and environmental awareness
The Active and Safe Routes to School Program is flexible and can be tailored to meet the specific needs of your school and community. Program components include neighbourhood walkabouts, transportation surveys, walking clubs, walking/cycling school buses for children with adult supervision, no-idling zones, and active transportation events including Bike to School Month, Clean Air Day, the Commuter Challenge, and International Walk to School Day.
We can also help you develop a comprehensive School Travel Plan for your school. Contact us for more information.
The Active and Safe Routes to School Program in Manitoba is run by Green Action Centre and is part of the Canadian Active and Safe Routes to School Partnership.
Check out the e-newsletter for Active and Safe Routes to School in Manitoba. Learn what kids, schools and communities are doing to make active school travel healthy, safe, easy and fun.
School Travel Planning is an international best practice that brings together multiple community stakeholders to identify and resolve barriers to walking and biking to school.
Participate in International Walk to School Month (“IWALK”) to celebrate active transportation over a day, week or entire month of October!
This year, our spring events include Bike to School Month (May) and Clean Air Day to encourage students to walk or bike to school. Register your school today and receive information, resources, event ideas, and prizes to win.
View all our archived webinars from the series to learn what you need to help you increase walking and wheeling in your community.
The ASRTS Handbook and Resource Guide is available in hard copy to Manitoba schools and communities at no charge. You can also download the guide by chapter or by resource.
Nominate an individual, school or other group/project for our new Active School Travel Champion Awards! Deadline is June 15th, 2012!
We have resources available for schools to include in their newsletters, along with information on the School Patrol Program.
A comprehensive report on the costs of school transportation in Manitoba and how incorporating school travel planning policies can save time and money while furthering work for safe, active journeys to and from school.
Fancy software for simple things: measuring kids walking and biking to school. With a computer, and one simple class-time survey question, BikeWalkRoll lets school populations from anywhere in the world monitor their transportation patterns overtime.
Innovative pilot project generates vital data about walking and biking around Winnipeg elementary schools.
An innovative partnership between Green Action Centre, the U of M’s Civil Engineering Department and the City of Winnipeg will help shape the built environment around 17 Winnipeg elementary schools.
The order deadline is November 7th for the Province of Manitoba’s low cost bike helmet initiative. Learn more here.More »
This report summarizes effective approaches to Active Transportation across Canada, as well…
On January 25, Winnipeg City Council voted to approve a preliminary plan to widen Kenaston Boulevard from 4 lanes to 6 between Ness and Taylor Avenues. Read the Green Action Centre brief on the project.
These guidelines were developed as tools for municipal transportation and land-use planners to achieve transportation and land-use arrangements that meet the needs of children and youth — and everyone else.More »
Visit the ASRTS Web Store for great promotional items for fundraisers, gifts or incentives.