30th Anniversary Guest Blog: With the introduction of the province-wide cosmetic pesticide ban legislation, project supporter and long-time friend of Green Action Centre Anne Lindsey shares her experience of working passionately to green our city.
It’s been a bumpy ride (insert pothole comment here) to reach this point. Here are a few highlights (and lowlights) along the path to final approval of the strategies.
If you’re organizing an outdoor festival or other public event, how do you keep everyone hydrated without resorting to bottled water?
Try to imagine what a day’s worth of garbage at an elementary school might look like…now imagine dumping it all over the ground and…
From banking to payroll to catering and marketing, there are greener options out there that are local, affordable, and which hold-up on the ethical-business sniff test.
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.
Thank you to all schools who participated this year! Hope to see you in the Fall for International Walk to School Month!
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.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 »
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