Everyone was buzzing this weekend as David Suzuki inspired us all for change. Green Action Centre was happy to be part of it.
Green Action Centre teams take to the streets to catch you doing something green.
Waste Reduction Week is upon us again and we here at Green Action Centre are your resource for how to reduce the amount of waste that you encounter, while inhabiting this planet.
Green Action Centre welcomes 16 new Master Composter graduates to our network. Find out what they did.
This month, we are piloting an organic waste collection service with a number of local businesses and residents in Winnipeg.
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 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!
The Clean Air Day Commuter Challenge encourages students to walk or bike to school. Register your school today and receive information, resources, event ideas, and prizes to win.
Join us for our second webinar series starting this September 2013! 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.
The order deadline is November 7th for the Province of Manitoba’s low cost bike helmet initiative. Learn more here.
Celebrate 10 years idle free with Climate Change Connection!
Remember when your parents would say they “walked to school, uphill both ways”? Well our youth can’t share those stories and we are the ones restricting them. But we can change this around!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 »