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


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.

Request an ESB presentation

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.

Resources for Teachers

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



May is a busy month of change and growth in the wonderful world of compost! Join us and others for events aimed at re-growing our relationship with our soils and the nutrient cycles that sustain us.

Field Trip Series: Green Action Goes to the Recycling Plant

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More good news for Winnipeggers, City to open ‘one-stop shop’ depots

Winnipeggers will soon be able to recycle more. Let the City know what you would like to see at these new 4R Depots.

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Field Trip Series: Green Action Goes to the Recycling Plant

This rendering of our trip to the Emterra Recycling Plant helps explain why and how Winnipeg recycle bins get put to use!

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.


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

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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!