Changes at the Manitoba Eco-Network
The Water Caucus is improving! Special thanks to our funders: the Winnipeg Foundation
We are making big changes with funding from the Winnipeg Foundation, and in consultation with experts from Creative Bullpen.
Just over a year ago the Manitoba Eco-Network Water Caucus identified a need to re-evaluate our communications and branding. With funding from the Winnipeg Foundation, we have been working with consultant Duncan Morrison (Creative Bullpen) to create a one-year outreach plan that will form the basis for ongoing outreach.
We have increased our connection with existing audiences including stakeholders, government and media, and have reached out to new audiences through our presence at the 2014 Folk Fest and Fringe Fest.
We are also improving the way that we reach out to you! We have made improvements to the layout and content of the E-bulletin, and we would love to hear back from you about what you like, and anything that you would like us to provide more information on. Please send your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The next phase of our communications plan is outreach into elementary schools. If you are a teacher who would be interested in having us visit you to speak about water issues, please drop us a line.
Thanks once again to the Winnipeg Foundation for funding this project!
The Manitoba Eco-Network has recently said farewell to our Executive Director, Kristine Koster. We thank her for all her contributions, creativity, and hard work toward growing and sustaining the Eco-Network. We wish her all the best in her new position as Manager of Sustainability at Red River College.
And as we say farewell, we also welcome a familiar face as our new Executive Director. Curt Belton, Eco-Network Board member, has stepped down from the Board and joined our staff. We look forward to sharing in his expertise, experience, and strengths as he guides the Eco-Network forward. Welcome ED Curt!
Highlights from the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development Fall 2014 Report
, November 12, 2014, 12 noon
Eco-Centre Board Room, 3rd Floor, 303 Portage Avenue
Please join us as we participate in a one hour webinar with Julie Gelfand, Commissioner of Environment and Sustainable Development, on her first report as Commissioner (or register to view the webinar on your own).
The report dealt with Canada's commitment to:
BRING YOUR LUNCH!!!
CWRA luncheon, The Experimental Lakes Area and the International Institute for Sustainable Development: New life as a Non-profit Research Organization
November 26, 2014, 12 noon
- Mitigating Climate Change
- Environmental Monitoring of Oil Sands
- Marine Navigation in the Canadian Arctic
- Implementation of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012
- Departmental Progress in Implementing Sustainable Development Strategies
- Environmental Petitions Annual Report
Holiday Inn South, 1330 Pembina Highway
In April 2014, the ELA was transferred from the Government of Canada to the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) and is now being operated as a non-profit research organization with support from the governments of Ontario and Manitoba. This presentation will provide an introduction to IISD-ELA, its new operating model, and a discussion of future directions.
Featuring guest speaker Dr. Michael Paterson, Chief Research Scientist, Experimental Lakes Area, International Institute for Sustainable Development.
Visit website for more information and to register ($25)
MCDA 39th Annual Conservation Conference
Water Management in Action – The Rural-Urban Connection
Keystone Centre, Brandon
Join us in our 39th year of celebrating the champions in sustainable conservation practices of
land and water and all who live within. ALL ARE WELCOME!
To register or for more details visit the MCDA website or phone Shane at 204-570-0164.
32nd Annual Red River Basin Land & Water International Summit Conference
January 20- 22, 2015
Fort Garry Hotel in Winnipeg
This year’s conference theme “Meeting the Basin’s Needs: One Goal at a Time”, will continue to highlight the Red River Basin Commission’s Natural Resources Framework Plan goal areas and celebrate all the work that is being done in these goals areas. There will be updates on Water Quality efforts throughout the Red River Basin as well as the progress that has been made on the Long Term Flood Solutions recommendations. There will also be presentations on existing projects, zebra mussels, and other issues facing our basin today and into the future.
Registration for the conference is now open.
Office Space for Lease
Manitoba Eco-Network is seeking a suitable sub-tenant for office space located in the EcoCentre on the 3rd floor of Mountain Equipment Co-op, 303 Portage Avenue.
For more information, visit mbeconetwork.org. To view the premises, please contact Christie Fischer: (204) 947-6511 or email@example.com.