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

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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 here. Note that March, April and May are busy times, so we suggest booking well ahead.

News

44 ideas for Earth Day 2014

Try out some of these 44 ideas for Earth Day this year for the 44th anniversary!

Pedestrians, cyclists feel the pain of Manitoba’s worst roads

Manitoba motorists aren’t the only ones feeling the brunt of Manitoba’s massive infrastructure deficit; pedestrians and cyclists are too.

The Brady landfill is home to tons of finished compost!

Green Action Centre composting staff head to the annual Compost Matters in Manitoba Conference. Read on to find out what is happening to your yard waste!

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Research

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?

Greener Christmas Trees

It is better for the environment, not to mention your wallet, to skip a Christmas tree altogether. But if it’s an important part of your holidays, which is better – a natural or artificial tree?

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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!