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.


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.

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.


The dreaded ‘R’ word revealed

Ah, the great re-gifter debate. Tuck away an unwanted gift or pass it on to someone who you know will enjoy and use it. Have you ever?

The Cost of Diapering: Cloth vs. Disposable

I am going to compare the purchase of new cloth diapers vs disposable diapers (the cheapest ones) over a two year period. Find out how much you can save by choosing to cloth diaper.

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.

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Buy Nothing Day

This year, Buy Nothing Day will take place on November 29. It is an international, informal, annual event dedicated to raising awareness of overconsumption.


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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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!