Plastic Free July, a campaign that started in Australia but has now gained traction world-wide, challenges people to think about the plastic they use in their own lives and take action to reduce it.

Our challenge to Manitobans throughout July is to:

  1. Evaluate what kind of single-use plastics you use in your life (bags, packaging, coffee cups, straws, drink bottles)
  2. Think about ways in which you could move away from using single-use plastics (click here for some ideas)
  3. Commit to making changes!

Why do we think it’s important to cut down on plastic use?

  • Plastic is made from non-renewable fossil fuels
  • Plastic can take up to 1000 years to breakdown, and never totally disappears
  • Plastic often ends up in our waterways, which is detrimental to marine life

2019 Plastic Free July Events

Plastic Free July Kick-Off Lunch

Location: The Forks Market Plaza

Letter Writing Evening

Your Community + Eco-Centre

Documentary Screening

Millennium Library – Carol Shields Auditorium

Interested in hosting a Plastic Free July event? Let us know! We would love to assist you.

Additional Resources

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Earth Day 2022

Earth Day 2022

Earth Day is a day dedicated to recognizing and celebrating everyday environmental efforts. Our event has been POSTPONED: Come visit us at the Forks on Sunday, May 15th, to celebrate Earth Day!

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Beware of Greenwashing!

Beware of Greenwashing!

Be careful who you support. Companies use catchphrases like ‘eco-friendly’, ‘green’ or ‘all-natural’ purely as an advertising strategy, without accountability for what the word means.

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Posters and Handouts