October is Sustainability Month!
Sustainability Month is helping to create a culture of sustainability in our province. It is a month-long series of events, including celebrating our successes, sharing best practices, and building capacity for a more sustainable Manitoba.
Check out the Sustainability Month Website to find out how you can participate.
Mayoral Candidates and Sustainability
Leading into sustainability month, Manitoba Eco-Network partnered with Green Action Centre, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, and the Green Action Committee of the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Winnipeg to organize a mayoral candidates' forum on the environment. Read more about it in the news section of this bulletin.
Sustainability and David Suzuki's Blue Dot Tour
The David Suzuki Foundation has launched the Blue Dot tour, a movement to recognize our human right to live in a healthy environment. October will be filled with lots of events connected to the Blue Dot Tour, including: Our Food Systems Virtual Classroom w/ David Suzuki in Eckhart Grammaté Hall, an Evening with David Suzuki at the Burton Cummings Theatre, community leadership training, and lots of volunteer opportunities.
For more information contact local coordinator Elizabeth Shearer at firstname.lastname@example.org
October 6-11, 2014
University of Winnipeg
The annual sustainability festival is a week-long celebration of ideas, skills, and creativity for a sustainable future. Through workshops, exhibits, and various lecture/dialogue events, the festival seeks to engage discussion about what sustainability means, what a sustainable world might look like, and how we might get there.
Visit the website to see how you can participate.
Fractured Perspectives: The Wicked Problem of Hydraulic Fracturing and Its Implications for Water, Places, and People
October 15, 2014, 12 NOON
Holiday Inn South (1330 Pembina Highway)
Hydraulic fracturing (HF) is a process increasingly used to extract unconventional oil and gas from shale deposits. While industry sees HF as a ‘game changer’, communities have expressed concerns about this technology and its social and ecological impacts, especially involving water resources.
Guest Speaker: Dr. Ian Mauro, Member of the Expert Panel on Hydraulic Fracturing in Nova Scotia, and Associate Professor in the Department of Geography at University of Winnipeg
Registration is $25. Register before noon on Friday October 10th at email@example.com
Stormwater Management Video launch
October 16, 2014, 11:30 a.m.
2nd floor - 614 rue Des Meurons Street, CDEM Boardroom
Please join us in the official launch of a short Stormwater video. This short piece was designed as a complements to the Water on the Land - Sustainable Stormwater Management Guide produced by Rivers West.
Copies of the video and the Water on the Land guide will be available.
Low Impact Development (LID) Technical Training - Design of Infiltration Practices
Nov 3, 2014
This interactive, instructor led, full-day training session aims to provide guidance, resources and ‘real-life Ontario’ examples of the design of LID Infiltration Practices for cold climates.
Intended for practitioners with a moderate understanding of LID and stormwater design, the session outlines the general process from desktop analysis, through design and construction.
Registration is $195, hotel discount rates are available.
Duck's Unlimited Canada
Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC), the leader in wetland conservation, is looking for a Database Coordinator to join our Supporter Services team.
In this position, you will be responsible for ensuring the accuracy and integrity of DUC’s supporter database, maintaining proficient knowledge of system processes requirements, recommending and implementing changes to facilitate a smooth workflow and providing excellent customer service.
Application deadline is October 10th. For this and other DUC career opportunities, visit: http://www.ducks.ca/who-we-are/careers/
Green Action Centre
Green Action Centre is an environmental, non-profit organization based in Winnipeg and serving Manitoba. We promote greener living through environmental education and encourage practical green solutions for homeowners, workplaces, schools, and communities.
We are seeking an independent, energetic and organized individual with a background in communications and marketing, to fill the position of project coordinator for our Living Green, Living Well project.
Application deadline is October 10th. For more information see job posting
or visit the Green Action Centre website