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Sustainability initiatives[edit]

  • Green Action Centre, (Wikipedia): environmental organization based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. It works to promote greener living through environmental education for households, workplaces, schools, and communities. It also develops and advocates environmental policies for Manitoba communities. Its primary areas of activity include green commuting, composting and waste, sustainable living and resource conservation.
  • Manitoba Eco-Network, (Wikipedia): environmental, non-governmental organization, and registered charity located in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. It is a regional affiliate of the Canadian Environmental Network, based in Ottawa. The Manitoba Eco-Network is a network for approximately 50 environmental non-governmental organizations (ENGO's) throughout the Province of Manitoba. The stated goal of The Manitoba Eco-Network is to "promote positive environmental action by connecting people and groups in our communities." In practice, The Manitoba Eco-Network attempts to achieve this goal by providing services to its member groups and the public indirectly through its varied projects.
The Manitoba Eco-Network does not lobby and is non-partisan; however, some of its member groups are partisan organizations and may lobby government or participate in government consultations. The Steering Committee of the organization is elected at the Annual General Meeting and is composed of representatives of member groups and one or two individual members. Funding is provided by The Government of Manitoba, The Government of Canada, various foundations and granting agencies, membership fees, donations, and through fundraising events.

Initiatives by topic[edit]

Cycling activism[edit]

Winnipeg was the first city in Canada to hold an official Ciclovia, on Sunday, September 13, 2009. The event saw thousands of people crowd Broadway on bikes, skateboards and on foot. The event was such a success that organizers, the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ, hope to make it an annual event. [1]

Food activism[edit]

Got Bannock? in Winnipeg[edit]

Althea Guiboche knows what it's like to go hungry. The single mother of seven became homeless after her house was destroyed by flooding in 2010. In 2013, inspired by the Idle No More movement, she began handing out bannock (a dense, yeastless bread popular in First Nations cooking), and homemade chili to the homeless and precariously housed people in Winnipeg's impoverished North End. Got Bannock? started out as a one-woman operation, but the twice-monthly "days of action" now include dozens of volunteers from every corner of the city, who prepare and distribute hot meals for hundreds of people. "I had no idea where this (effort) would be when I started, and now it's like these people are all my relatives. I hug them all, I love them all, I'm here for them, the Bannock Army is here for them," Guiboche told the WinnipegSun as the project celebrated its fourth anniversary. If you're passing through Winnipeg, think about giving them a hand. [2] Got Bannock?

Fountain Street Community Cupboard in Winnipeg[edit]

Andrea Valle and Kelly Hughes moved to Winnipeg's Centennial neighborhood, one of the poorest postal codes in the nation, and noticed that many of their neighbors weren't getting enough to eat. Hughes built a cupboard by hand and planted it on the edge of their yard, and the couple stocked it with food. Now Winnipeggers come to take, leave, and trade food at all hours — and to make new friends. Inspired by Got Bannock?, Hughes and Valle are working with community members to create copycat cubpoards around town. [3]

Sustainable transport activism[edit]

Peg City Car Co-op, Winnipeg's only locally based car-share service provider

News and comment[edit]

2017

Couple Builds Community Cupboard in One of Winnipeg's Poorest Neighborhoods, May 31 [4]

Why Peg City Car Co-op is Joining Forces With Housing Co-ops in Winnipeg, Canada, May 2 [5]

Interwiki links[edit]

Wikipedia: Manitoba


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References

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  1. wikipedia:Ciclovía#Canada, reference: Take To the Streets Winnipeg first Canadian city to stage Ciclovia, unable to access as at 14/1/14
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