Earth Day Articles

Downtown Clean-Up Draws Hundreds of Volunteers

By Sarah Klein The Downtown Winnipeg BIZ was overwhelmed with community support of 400 volunteers Friday as it worked to clean up the city's downtown in advance of Earth Day. The BIZ's 7th annual Earth Day Clean-Up was held in both the north and south ends of the...

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Heritage Corp. Installs New Duck Nests in St. Vital Park

Eight new duck nesting tunnels were installed Friday in the duck pond in St. Vital Park, meant to increase the chance of successful reproduction in the species. In advance of Earth Day on Sunday, it was also the perfect opportunity for the Manitoba government to...

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Downtown BIZ Cleaning Up for Earth Day

To mark Earth Day this weekend, the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ is performing their annual Earth Day Clean-Up today. About 500 volunteers will drape themselves in colourful Earth Day aprons and get to work from Higgins and Main Street all the way south to Assiniboine...

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CAA Rounding Up Vehicle Waste for Earth Day

Round up your old car batteries, tires and motor oil -- it's time to recycle them. In honour of Earth Day on Sunday, CAA Manitoba is hosting a free roundup at Fort Whyte Alive to collect such items. CAA will also have their new electric vehicles on display to promote...

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CAA Rounding Up Used Car Batteries Today

By Brian Schultz To celebrate Earth Day, CAA Manitoba is holding "The Great Battery Roundup" today at its Winnipeg and Brandon locations. This year, CAA has expanded its program to include old vehicle tires and used motor oil as well, both of which can be reused and...

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Downtown Getting a Makeover for Earth Day

Downtown Winnipeg will be cleaned up today as part of an Earth Day initiative put on by the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ. More than 300 business and community members will clean up three locations from Higgins Avenue and Main Street south to Assiniboine Avenue. Because Earth...

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CAA Finds Safe Home for Old Vehicle Batteries

CAA Finds Safe Home for Old Vehicle Batteries

Kirby and Jesse of CAA Manitoba help out with the annual Great Battery Roundup on Thursday to take in unwanted vehicle batteries and safely dispose of them. CAA operated three locations in Winnipeg and one in Brandon where vehicle owners could drop off their old...

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Safely Dispose Old Car Batteries Today

You know that old car battery you have sitting in your garage? CAA Manitoba wants you to drop it off at one of their depots today as part of Earth Day. The annual Great Battery Roundup is a program for taking in unwanted vehicle batteries and safely disposing of them....

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Earth Day Walk Raising Support for Clean Water

By Brian Schultz A five kilometre walk in support of WaterCan is planned for Earth Day on Thursday. Staff from the 12 Manitoba Aveda salon locations will participate in the "I Walk for Water" event simulating a journey an average east African woman makes to get clean...

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Volunteers Needed for Downtown Earth Day Clean-Up

By Sarah Klein The Downtown Winnipeg BIZ is looking for volunteers who love their city and want to make sure the downtown core shines. Earth Day is on Thursday, April 22 and the BIZ is organizing a large downtown clean-up with hundreds of volunteers. Those wanting to...

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So Much E-Waste, So Little Time

Winnipeggers waited in line on Wednesday to drop off old electronics to be recycled as part of an Earth Day event. The E-Waste Drop Off depot only ran 4 hours and dozens of vehicles were turned away. On Thursday, a second drop off location was designated at École...

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E-Waste Drop Off to Recycle Old Electronics

Wednesday was Earth Day, and to help clean up the environment from used electronic waste, the Investors Group on Waverley Street held an E-Waste Drop Off depot. Hundreds of Winnipeggers came down to recycle such items as TVs, desktop and laptop computers, monitors,...

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