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

Is 2,4-D a risk?

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!

Let us know if there are other myths you would like to see busted in the weeks ahead.