Business Leaders for Climate Action
BizforClimate is a platform for Advocacy and Action. We are mobilizing business owners to advance climate solutions and support policy directions for the rapid transition to an emissions-free economy. Companies from all sectors are voicing their support for climate action by signing the Climate Action Pledge 

Aurora Farms

Aurora Farm took root in 2004 at its current home on the last Red River Métis Seigneurial or River Lot in St. Norbert. Aurora Farm is based on permaculture, Indigenous and feminist approaches to the human connection to land as a model sustainable educational farm designed and operated by activist Louise May and a team of diverse and talented farm workers.  

Over the past 18 years, a number of our sustainability benchmarks have been achieved.  The 160 acre monoculture conventional agriculture land has been transformed to grass hay crop mimicking the prairie grassland ecosystem with over 200 naturalized species of plants, trees, bushes and medicinal herbs now found here.  Several acres of intensive food and medicinal herb production gardens are farmed without chemicals and with soil building practices.  Several breeding herds of heritage livestock including dairy goats, chickens, alpacas, horses including the critically endangered Ojibway or Lac La Croix ponies.   

Aurora Farm is a value-added agri-industrial manufacturer of goat milk soap and other natural care products with high community visibility and engagement through collaborations, traditional media, social media, workshops, tours and events.  

Many aspects of original design have been completed including wetland rehabilitation, fully solar powered, large-scale composting, complete rainwater collection system, 2 dugouts, land drainage and over 2,000 trees planted. 

Recently, Aurora Farm announced a new venture starting up an urban farm located in the heart of the City of Winnipeg focussed on food security and community engagement.  This farm will contain a year-round vertical hydroponic growing system for greens, vegetables and herbs, a commercial kitchen to allow for the expansion of food products and a centralized distribution centre for Aurora Farm products. 

As a Signatory of the BizforClimate Climate Action Pledge, Aurora Farm hopes to share success stories and encourage other businesses to take as many steps as possible to become more aligned with the health and beauty of our natural ecosystem.  Together, we can make a difference.  

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Thank you to our sponsor Relish
Relish has redesigned our website and rebranded BizforClimate!

Relish New Brand Experience is a Winnipeg-based integrated agency using marketing, design and technology, helping everyone from start-ups to big corporations. They started on the path to B Corp certification in 2017. It was also at this time that they considered their environmental footprint. They have since done everything from supporting active transportation to a Green Audit Session with Manitoba’s Green Action Centre. 

In addition, Relish announced the creation of a Change in the Making Climate Action Grant in 2022. This is a national grant to support climate action projects. Relish help organizations by covering a minimum $10,000 in labour costs to help them elevate their brand, communications and technology. 

“The team at BizforClimate really make you feel like you’re part of something bigger, more influential,” says Relish managing director Suzanne Braun, “and that your being consistent with a green mindset will truly have positive, long-term results. We hope, through our collective efforts, that this will encourage other businesses to start, as we did, with the small things. Then, continually try to improve and connect with other businesses and initiatives for ideas.”

Check out our New Website!
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As the steward for the Canadian Environmental Workforce across all industries, ECO Canada has been offering employment programs for 25 years to help stimulate environmental careers.

ECO Canada supports businesses and workforce growths, while developing skills and environmental best practices from one
ocean to another.

Whatever your business needs are, ECO Canada's wage funding programs are made to support your projects.
Here are a few of our most popular ones: Discover the full scope of ECO Canada's programs here: Training & Wage Subsidies for Environmental Jobs | ECO Canada and apply today to find out if you are eligible. You are just a few clicks away!

Want some employers’ testimonials about our wage funding programs? Have a look at ECO Canada's blog: Funding your Growing Business While Growing Careers | ECO Canada
Let’s take your organization to another level together.
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Green Economy Canada is excited to announce that our second round of funding for the $1.9M EV Charger Incentive Program is now open for 2023 applications. Canadian for-profit and not-for-profit organizations can get 50% back for installing EV charging stations up to $100,000.

Why Install An EV Charging Station? 🔌
  • Generate revenue - Charging stations can increase your property value and allow you to generate money through service fees. They can also encourage customers to visit your location and stay longer to purchase goods and services while waiting for their vehicle to charge. 
  • Raise your public profile - EV chargers provide a visible symbol of your interest and commitment to sustainability. They also put you on the map (literally) when people search for EV charging locations.
  • Reduce carbon emissions - 25% of Canada’s GHG emissions come from transportation. EV chargers help reduce those emissions by supporting EV adoption among your customers, your employees, and in your own fleet. 
  • Get ahead of the curve - The federal government has mandated that all light-duty vehicles sold in Canada will be zero emission vehicles by 2035. Installing charging stations will prepare your business for the future and position it to reap the benefits from a growing public demand for EV charging locations. 
  • Accelerate Canada’s low-carbon transition - One of the biggest barriers to the widespread adoption of EVs is the lack of access to charging stations. By installing an EV charger, you’ll help accelerate action on climate change by making EV adoption more accessible. 

Apply for the Incentive Program

Check out the 16th annual edition of the State of Green Business. GreenBiz's editors and analysts have selected 10 key trends worth watching, reflecting a broad spectrum of environmental and sustainability topics: transportation, carbon removal, the circular economy, climate tech, sustainable food systems, renewable energy and more. You’ll also find data and commentary on the state of biodiversity, from their partners at S&P Global; and on green jobs and careers, from LinkedIn.

Download the Report Here

About the event

We have a number of exciting speakers presenting on sustainable energy in Manitoba followed by ManSEA's annual general meeting. 

We are excited to welcome the following speakers:

  • Dave Bowen, Manitoba Hydro - "Integrated Resource Planning Process"
  • Efficiency Manitoba - "The Cheapest Watt Is The One You Save"
  • Hank Venema, Strategic Systems Engineering - "Cattail Project: Circular Economy via Phosphorus and Biochar Production from Biomass"
  • Raysolar - "Battery Technology"
  • Brooke Longpre, Choice Electric - "Renewable Tech: Opportunities and Challenges in the Prairies"

And more...

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