Spring Clean-ups & Sustainability – 2016 Earth Day
Celebrated each year on April 22, Earth Day is the largest environmental event in the world! It’s a great time to take a look at what’s happening from a sustainability perspective close to home!
South Winnipeg-St. Norbert Ward
In our community, there are a number of clean-up initiatives taking place over the next few weeks:
If you live in the South Winnipeg-St. Norbert and would like to organize a community clean-up this spring, here’s a few suggestions:
- Register with Take Pride Winnipeg
- Your group will receive free garbage bags and work gloves for their clean-up.
- Register with my office: E-Mail firstname.lastname@example.org
- We will work with the Winnipeg Parks Department to organize the collection of trash collected by your group.
- We will promote your community clean-up on JaniceLukes.ca Events
- I will attend your event (based on availability), and cover the cost of coffee and Timbits for 40 people!
Plant a Tree in the Community!
In 2016, Earth Day Canada celebrates 25 years and has launched a worldwide campaign to grow the global forest by planting 7.8 billion trees, one for every person on the planet, by 2020. Want to get your hands dirty and plant a tree? Here’s some Earth Day Canada resources to get you started:
- LEAF Do-It-Yourself Tree Planting Workshop
- Evergreen’s School Ground Greening Resources
- Canadian Gardening: How to pick the best tree for your yard
Sustainability at City Hall
On April 13, the City of Winnipeg’s Executive Policy Committee (EPC) established a climate change working group to assess the City’s current climate change plans and recommend actions to address climate change. Its’ mandate is to:
- Assess the status of the City’s commitment to the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ Partner for Climate Protection model and provide recommendations;
- Assess the current status of OurWinnipeg, the City’s long-term plan, as it relates to sustainable initiatives and provide recommendations; and
- Review new and developing funding sources with a focus on building partnerships with other levels of government.
To learn more, visit Climate Change Working Group.
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