Help us get to the bottom of some common myths about what is good for the environment, and actions you take to live a greener life here in Manitoba. Our goal is to provide the real answer to some common beliefs out there by collaborating ideas and thoughts from our members with tried and true research. Each week, we will ask for your help to find the answers. We will post our responses the following week.
MYTH # 20- September 10, 2012
Cyclists and drivers are not at war! Now Busted!
MYTH # 19 – July 3, 2012
Do grass clippings increase thatch and create unhealthy lawns? Now Busted!
Myth #18- May 14, 2012
Myth #17- March 15, 2012
Is it too early to garden?– Now busted!
Myth #16- FEBRUARY 12, 2012
Does make-up make you pretty? Now busted!
Myth #15- January 1, 2012
Is it better to recycle your paper or compost it? Now busted!
Myth #14- November 30, 2011
Artificial Christmas trees are “greener”. Now busted!
Myth # 13 – November 2, 2011
240 litre garbage carts are too small for the average household. Now busted!
Myth # 12 – SEPTEMBER 23, 2011
The environment is not an election issue. Now busted!
Myth # 11 – August 25, 2011
It’s better to drive than to fly. Now busted!
Myth # 10 – August 15, 2011
You Can’t Live Car-free in Winnipeg. Now busted!
Myth # 9 – July 8, 2011
You Can’t Park Your Bike Outside, It Will Get Stolen. Now busted!
Myth # 8 – June 13, 2011:
You have to use chemicals to have a “green” lawn. Now busted!
Myth # 7 – May 30, 2011:
Compact Florescent Light bulbs (CFL’s) are a mercury risk. Now busted!
MYTh #6 – May 9, 2011
Composting is too much work and it stinks. Now busted!
MYTH #5 – April 25, 2011
You can’t (easily) ride the bus with a baby. Now busted!
MYTH #4 – March 23, 2011
Kids are too small to make a difference in protecting the environment. Now busted!
MYTH #3: MARCH 7, 2011
It is not worth recycling because it all goes into the landfill anyway. Now busted!
MYTH #2: FEBRUARY 22, 2011
It takes more gas to restart your car than to keep it running. Now busted!
Myth #1: February 10, 2011
It is too dangerous for children to walk to school during the winter. Now busted!