Green Action Centre is known for promoting practical green solutions. But social justice is also a driving principle of sustainability. For that reason, we recently endorsed The View From Here 2015: Manitobans Call For a Renewed Poverty Reduction Plan.
How to stop (or at least reduce) the steady stream of unwanted, unsolicited paper arriving at your house.
A recent article on rapid transit funding reports Mayor Bowman as saying, “…council has yet to identify where its funds will come from,” and that the administration has suggested the funds could come from raising transit fares and/or property taxes. Green Action Centre responded with a letter to the Mayor pointing to more sustainable and fair funding options.
Environment Canada is a workplace doing things right when it comes to active and green commuting. They have combined a central location with infrastructure…
TomorrowNow – Manitoba’s Green Plan promises to develop action plans for a green economy and climate change. The Province commissioned the International Institute of Sustainable Development (IISD), working with University of Winnipeg and Manitoba’s Climate Branch, to consult and make recommendations for these plans. The recommendations are expected to be forthcoming in March.
Green Action Centre promotes composting for all Manitobans by providing information, resources and support. We assist residents interested in starting home composting. We also work with schools, workplaces, and communities to develop programs that address their unique requirements. The benefits and rewards of composting are many, so why not take advantage them?
Green Action Centre offers education through presentations and courses, printed materials, and a toll-free compost information line (1-866-394-8880 or in Winnipeg at 204-925-3776). We also co-oordinate dozens of volunteers through our Master Composter Program, an in-depth composting training and volunteer program that helps reach people in communities all across Manitoba.
Composting is a great way to reduce landfill-bound waste and convert in into nutrient rich amendment for your garden, shrubs, or even your house plants. Learn the basics about how to get started today!
Need a good reason to start composting? How about saving money, saving resources, improving your soil and reducing your impact on the environment.
Green Action Centre offers FREE composting presentations presentations throughout the year. Sign up online here.
Vermicomposting uses Red Wriggler worms to convert food waste and organic material into a nutrient-rich natural fertilizer – worm manure! Vermicomposting is a fun and beneficial way to turn garbage into a valuable resource!
The Master Composter Program is a free, in-depth, hands-on composting course and volunteer program offered by Green Action Centre.
Green Action Centre offers presentations on a variety of topics – from water conservation to climate change to composting and litterless lunches. Read more to discover the benefits of having us visit your school or community!
Winter calls for homemade soups and casseroles, but don’t forget to keep on composting those food scraps! Check out the details.
Many cities have banned them altogether and most major ones, including Winnipeg, discourage use.There’s a myth that claims by using a garburator, you are keeping waste out of the landfill. Unfortunately, that’s not true.More »
Green Action Centre’s discussion paper on the challenges and possible solutions for Winnipeg to achieve higher waste diversion rates for the ICI and C&D sectors in Manitoba (download here).
Green Action Centre submitted a list of proposals to the Province to make Manitoba’s economy and budget more environmentally sustainable. Read the 5 key recommendations here.
Green Action Centre calls for a comprehensive approach to waste issues, including composting of organics, programs for the institutional and commercial sector, and an integrated waste reduction plan for Winnipeg.More »
Find links on everything from where to get compost bins and supplies to where to buy your red wrigglers or how to build your own pet waste digester!