Brave winter, early event registration and a chance to win prizes
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New Year, New You


 
It’s 2017: a new year and a fresh start. It’s that time of year where we reflect on the past and make goals for self-improvement. We have a tendency to make this an independent affair. Individually setting and maintaining goals can be difficult, especially when we are lacking inspiration and motivation. We should consider making our New Year's resolutions with our family instead.  Not only do we benefit from the goals we set together, but our children learn self-discipline and the value of setting goals and seeing them through. See how you can set goals together!
Register for Bike to School Month

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We are now taking registrations for Bike to School Month, taking place in May 2017. New to Bike to School Month? Find out more information here, and be sure not to miss out on the action!

Frosty Face Winnipeg

Frosty Face Winnipeg is a participatory photo project that celebrates our cold winters. The project aims to change attitudes in Winnipeg by promoting the cold weather as an asset!


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1) GO outside and enjoy the cold!
2) GET a nice big old frosty face!
3) SHARE it with the world on instagram @FrostyFaceWpg
4) TAG your photos #FrostyFace

How did you get to school today?

BikeWalkRoll

Our 30 second surveys help understand how students travel to school. We know that kids love biking and walking to school. The key is to measure what’s happening and start changing for the better. Add your survey with the crowd on Feb. 21-24.
Facing Barriers in Winter


With the hustle and bustle of every day life, we are continually disconnected from the outdoors. This is especially true when it comes to winter. A disconnected community/ society can lead to a lack of appreciation and support for environmental sustainability and health. Many people face barriers when it comes to spending time outdoors once the weather gets cold. We are here to inspire you to change the stigma around staying indoors during the winter! Here are ways you can spend time outdoors this winter.
Koats for Kids 



Children shouldn't go without proper winter clothing, especially those that are walking to school. To donate, please drop off gently used winter outerwear to any Winnipeg Fire Paramedic station, Perth’s Drycleaners locations, or the AMJ Campbell Van Lines office at 12-1333 Niakwa Road.
January 10th is National Cut Your Energy Costs Day 

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Active Transportation is a great way to cut energy costs! Consider walking or cycling to school/ work this month - and for the rest of the year. Here are some more ways that you can save energy at home, work, and school!
Launching in January 2017, Compost Winnipeg is excited to announce residential compost pick-up! Find out more information here.
Relevant News: 

The Walking School Bus: How this new age education program is empowering deprived children

5-Year-Old Boy Accidentally Walks to School on Saturday, So Cops Arrested Dad

Fisher-Price Unveils Toddler Exercise Bike

'I can't see how we salvage this winter': Snowy sidewalks too far gone, advocate says

Can video games help children become active?

Student Health Improved by Safe Routes to School

These articles are intended for education and inspiration. Stay up-to-date with all things green by regularly visiting our website and blog.
 
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