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April 11, 2014

The future of walking and cycling in Winnipeg

Peer into the possible future for getting around Winnipeg on foot or by bike. (Perhaps more parking protected bike lanes like this one planned for Sherbrook.) Want to have a say on what that picture might look like? You've got three chances to do so at the City's upcoming Pedestrian and Bicycling Strategies open houses
Taking the bus = Peace

It ain't easy being a working mom. Here's one mom's story on how she decided to take the bus to save money and lighten her environmental footprint. Turns out it's the unexpected benefits that have really paid off

Coldest winter in 116 years -- what global warming?

No one wants to think about winter anymore. But you might be wondering how to explain the seeming contradiction between our brutally cold winter of 2014 and global warming. Get the fast facts from Curt Hull of Climate Change Connection.


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City Cycling for Beginners - May 3, 2014

City Cycling for Commuters - May 10, 2014

Crazy for Compost Video Contest (schools) - submit by May 9, 2014

Active & Green - spring issue

Off on the Right Foot - April issue (schools)
 

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Get your tix now! Earth Day film screening

Celebrate Earth Day on Tuesday, April 22, with Green Action Centre and the Manitoba Eco-Network. Join us for the Winnipeg premiere of a timely film -- "Precautionary Principle: the Nicole Bruinsma Story". Stick around after to hear from one of the filmmakers. Tickets $10 each and available here
DIY: Scrabble your coasters

Bored of board games? Tired of playing Scrabble without all of the tiles? No need to throw it out! Here's an easy step-by-step guide to turn your Scrabble tiles into something fun and new. (Score 50 extra points for themes.) 

Got your compost bin? Here's the next step

Picked up a composting bin. Check! But now what the heck to do with it. Sign up for one of 4 upcoming Green Action Centre presentations at library branches around Winnipeg. Find out how to get started and some key tips for successful composting. Can I get a little Compost-a-lu-jah?
Yahoo, pardner! Saddle up for a bike rodeo

Join Green Action Centre at FortWhyte Alive for their Earth Day Celebration on Sunday, April 27. Come out for one of our family-friendly bicycle rodeos happening throughout the day. Bring your own bike and helmet to practice your riding skills on our mini course! 
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Spring into green cleaning

When exactly did we start equating a harsh chemical smell with 'clean'? This spring, try some simple recipes to create your own green household cleaning products. You’ll be surprised by how easy it is and you'll save a bundle as well!
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