With the upcoming election, the Active and Safe Routes to School program wanted to find out what each City Councillor and School Trustee candidate thought about active transportation. We’ve received their replies and now you can find out how a candidate in your area responded…
By 2018, there will be a safer way for pedestrians and cyclists to cross the Perimeter from the Northeast Pioneers Greenway at Raleigh/Gateway. Find details on the two possible AT crossing design options here.
It’s official – Winnipeg has it’s first protected bike lane separated from motorized traffic by parked cars. A big welcome for this first with hopes for more to come.
My first search for a guitar pannier didn’t quite hit the right note. But a couple of long-forgotten finds in the attic solved my carrying-guitar-by-bike dilemma.
Here are three reasons why fall is a wonderful time to start composting. ONE – There are tons of autumn leaves! If you’ve read…
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.
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.
Teachers can obtain free ESB resources including backgrounders, activity ideas and handouts for students on this site. PDF activity sheets are available for download.
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.
Here are three reasons why fall is a wonderful time to start…
Remember when your parents would say they “walked to school, uphill both ways”? Well our youth can’t share those stories and we are the ones restricting them. But we can change this around!
Heading back to school is a chance to start new green habits for you and your family. Make sure to follow these helpful tips to ensure its a ‘green’ and easy transition.More »
Did you know that 70% of the ‘garbage’ that comes out of our houses and apartments can be recycled or composted?
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?
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?More »
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.
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.
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!