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

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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.

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.


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.

Compost your Christmas Party

Make your holiday event this year ultra green by composting with us! Get in touch with Compost Winnipeg, we’ll set you up with bins, bags, signs, compostable plates, cups and cutlery making it super-easy, clean and affordable to get your event closer to zero (waste) this holiday season.

DIY magical moments this holiday season

This year, we’re challenging you to do your holidays a bit differently; buy less, give thought to what you buy and where it comes from, focus on experiential gifts rather than physical things and, since it’s the season of giving, find ways to give back.

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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?

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!