Environmental Speakers Bureau

About the Environmental Speakers Bureau

Green Action Centre offers classroom presentations for schools in Winnipeg. Topics include recycling, litterless lunches, composting, climate change, water and the ecological footprint concept. See the complete list below. Presentations are age-appropriate for Nursery – Grade 12.

This program is supported by Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship and MTS Future First.

 

ESB Presentation Topics

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The Environmental Speakers Bureau offers classroom presentations in Winnipeg on a variety of topics for all grade levels. Presentations emphasize positive actions kids can take.

Resources for Teachers

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Teachers can obtain free ESB resources including backgrounders, activity ideas and handouts for students on this site. PDF activity sheets are available for download.

Request an ESB presentation

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Teachers in Winnipeg can request a free classroom presentation September through June. Please note that March, April and May are busy times, so we suggest booking well ahead.

News

Minister Mackintosh announces provincial plans to reduce waste

Minister Mackintosh has some great news for the Christmas season. Manitoba is on a mission to cut waste in half by 2020. Read more

Compost all winter

Even though your compost pile might freeze, there is no need to stop composting. Here are a few common questions that we get about winter…

Submit your green film idea

Submit your film ideas for Reel Green 2015, a showcase for inspirational films that highlight nature and people working for the environment. Deadline: January 31st.

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Research

Buy Nothing Day

This year, Buy Nothing Day will take place on Friday November 28. It is an international, informal, annual event dedicated to raising awareness of over-consumption.

Recycle

Did you know that 70% of the ‘garbage’ that comes out of our houses and apartments can be recycled or composted?

Sorting through plastic grocery bags

Green Action Centre estimates that Manitobans carry home more than 200-million disposable plastic bags provided by grocery stores and retail shops every year. How can we make this stop? What’s a person to do?

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Links

Buy Nothing Day – Teaching Resource

Buy Nothing Day always falls on the last Friday in November, traditionally the first day of Christmas shopping. The Media Awareness Network provides a great teaching resource for Buy Nothing Day.

Waste Reduction Week National website

Check out the national website to register, download posters and info kits for schools or businesses. Lots of great ideas on how you can participate in Waste Reduction Week.

Composting Links

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!