October 19th Is Election Day...let your voice be heard!
This Monday, Canadians have an opportunity and responsibility to vote. There are many tools out there to help you make an informed vote, so take some time to do your research. Here are a couple of tools to help you along the way:
Remember that you can still make a difference after election day. Regardless of which party is elected to power, you can encourage them to take action. Consider endorsing the Living Waters Call for Action for federal leadership on fresh water.
- The Lake Winnipeg Foundation submitted a series of questions focused on Lake Winnipeg to each of the four national parties. They have shared the answers to these questions on their website.
- A federal candidate's forum on the environment was held on October 13, during which candidates addressed questions about their parties' position on a number of different environmental issues. A full audio recording of the event is available here.
If you are interested in meeting with your MP, but don't know how to get started, consider attending the Freshwater Alliance's webinar on how to meet your MP (Nov 3, noon).
To check out a calendar of events visit sustainabilitymonth.ca. There are over 180 events listed. Here are some highlights.
TODAY October 16th - Just Eat it Film Screening (Fundraiser for Fruit Share) - Tec Voc High School - 7pm-10pm
Cities across Canada are adopting a new approach to pay for necessary stormwater upgrades, including green infrastructure. Stormwater user fees charge properties based on the amount of impervious surface they contain.
October 19 and 20 - Backyard Composting - Library - 7pm-8pm
October 22nd - Fall Wine and Cheese for Human Rights - Fools and Horses Coffee - 7:30-10:00pm
October 25th - Made by you makers event - Centre Culturel Franco-Manitobain - 1pm-4pm.
Participate in the #Get Sustainable hashtag challenge to show your support for sustainable Living.
Fall Blue Drinks
October 21, 2015 5-6:30 P.M.
Yellow Dog Tavern
Join Canadian Water Network's Student and Young Professional Committee for a casual evening of socializing and networking with others interested in water.
CWRA Luncheon: Prairie Provinces Water Board, Water Quality Objectives
October 21, 2015 at 12 noon
Holiday Inn South, 1330 Pembina Highway
The Prairie Provinces Water Board’s Committee on Water Quality undertook a multi-year project to revise and update the 1992 water quality objectives. This presentation will summarize the process used to revise and update the 1992 water quality objectives including developing consensus between Environment Canada, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, and the three Prairie Provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta.
For more information and to register, please view the attached bulletin.
Webinar on Stormwater User Fee (utility) Model
October 28, 2015 1-2 P.M. ET (12-1 P.M CST)
Webinar offered by Green Communities Canada
Hear from panelists at three Canadian municipalities which have adopted a user-pay system for stormwater.
Tickets are $25. For more information and to register, please visit Rain Community Solutions webinar series
CWRA Saskatchewan Flood Workshop
November 24-25, 2015
The Water Security Agency of Saskatchewan in partnership with the Saskatchewan Branch of the Canadian Water Resources Association is hosting a Flood Workshop. The broad objective of the workshop is to bring practitioners and scientists together to discuss flood management challenges and opportunities, cutting edge research, and relevant decision support tools.
Please register to become a part of this exciting workshop! Registration costs are $110-$200.
Nominate Someone for an Earthie Award Today (Nomination deadline is January 15, 2016)
Do you know an individual or group that has worked hard to protect, preserve or enhance Manitoba’s environment?
Show your appreciation and let all Manitobans know by nominating them for an Anne Lindsey Protecting Our Earth award. Nominees will be promoted on our website, showcased to the media, and celebrated at the 2016 Reel Green event on March 6, where the award recipient(s) will be selected.
Lets celebrate those making a positive difference in our lives and communities.
Visit mbeconetwork.org for all the details.