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Three Winnipeg Employers Named ‘Canada’s Greenest’

Three Winnipeg Employers Named ‘Canada’s Greenest’

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WINNIPEG — Three local employers are doing their part to incorporate a sustainable workplace and do what’s best for the environment.

As part of the 2017 Canada’s Greenest Employers competition, Assiniboine Credit Union, Manitoba Hydro and Red River College are the three Winnipeg winners out of 100 throughout Canada.

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CAA Rounding Up Old Batteries for Earth Day

CAA Rounding Up Old Batteries for Earth Day

By Sarah Klein

Car BatteryOld car batteries, used motor oil and old tires are all things many households may have laying around. And spring is the perfect time of year to get rid of them.

To coincide with Earth Day, CAA Manitoba is hosting a roundup of those materials on Sunday at FortWhyte Alive.

“The weather is warming up and for many Manitobans that means it’s time to clean out their home and garage. Recycling used automotive products and household batteries is a great way to spring clean and go green,” said Erika Miller, public and media relations specialist for CAA Manitoba.

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Plenty to Do in Celebrating Earth Day at The Forks

Plenty to Do in Celebrating Earth Day at The Forks

By Tyler Sutherland

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(Earth Day image via Shutterstock)

Earth Day is being marked at The Forks today with a series of free events and programming for the public.

From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., visitors can learn about The Forks’ Target Zero initiatives in their effort to lower the carbon footprint in the area.

Paul Jordan, CEO of The Forks, says every day is considered Earth Day for them given their dedicated efforts to sustainability.

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Downtown BIZ Tackling Earth Day Clean-Up

Downtown BIZ Tackling Earth Day Clean-Up

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Volunteers collect litter during the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ’s annual Earth Day Clean-up on Tuesday, April 22, 2014. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

While Winnipeg is thinking white these days — you know, with the Jets in the playoffs and everything — the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ is seeing green.

To mark Earth Day on April 22, the BIZ is enlisting the help of businesses, community members and local celebrities to pitch in with their 10th annual downtown clean-up initiative.

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CAA Rounding Up Old Motor Oil, Tires & Batteries

By David Klassen

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CAA ManitobaCAA Manitoba is rounding up used motor oil, tires and automotive batteries this weekend.

During a belated celebration of Earth Day, select CAA garages will collect the items today and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Winnipeg.

“When disposed improperly, automotive items like oil, tires and car batteries are extremely toxic to our environment,” said Angèle Faucher, public and government affairs specialist for CAA Manitoba. “These items can easily be recycled or reused, minimizing the impact on our ecosystems.”

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Downtown BIZ, Voluteers Cleaning Up City Streets

Downtown Winnipeg BIZThe Downtown Winnipeg BIZ has organized an Earth Day Clean-up on Tuesday to make the downtown more clean and vibrant.

Local celebrities will join more than 300 business and community members to pick up litter during two separate shifts in the ninth annual event.

The first group will focus on north downtown at Thunderbird House from 9-11:30 a.m., while the second group will target Millennium Library Park from 2-4:30 p.m.

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U of W Brings Car-Sharing Program to Campus

By Sarah Klein

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The Peg City car parked at the U of W’s Buhler Centre (HANDOUT)

A new car-share program is coming to the University of Winnipeg to offer students and others in the university community a ride whenever they need it.

Beginning May 1, a silver Honda Fit will be parked year-round behind the U of W’s Buhler Centre.

“The car-share option is an incredibly exciting addition to our campus,” said Alana Lajoie-O’Malley, director of the campus sustainability office. “Several university employees are unable to walk, bike, or bus to work because they must drive to off campus meetings during the day. Our hope is that making this vehicle available to these staff members will reduce the number of university employees driving their cars to and from their homes.”

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Salon Staff Walk for Water on Earth Day

Salon Staff Walk for Water on Earth Day

About 200 staff from 14 Aveda salons across Manitoba take part in the I Walk For Water event Sunday, April 22, 2012 through the streets of Winnipeg. The sixth annual, five-kilometre walk raised funds for WaterCan, while at the same time supporting Earth Day. Family and friends of the estheticians and stylists also participated. (TED GRANT / CHRISD.CA)

Walkers Trek 5K in Support of Clean Drinking Water

By David Klassen

About 200 staff from 14 Aveda salons across Manitoba will participate in the sixth annual I Walk For Water event on Sunday in honour of Earth Day.

Rather than one day, staff are celebrating “Earth Month,” and will walk five kilometres — the same distance that it would take a woman to get clean drinking water in Africa.

Estheticians and stylists will begin their walk at 10:30 a.m. from the Aveda Institute at 80 Rorie Street. The walk will make its way down Portage Avenue to Memorial Boulevard ending up at The Forks, then back to Rorie Street at around noon.

Walkers have been collecting donations from guests, families and friends, who have also been invited to walk. Funds raised go to support WaterCan.