Winnipeg's Vital Signs® 2017

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Sustainability The environment is the most pressing issue of our time. Green Action Centre takes a positive, practical approach to environmental issues by providing solutions to help Winnipeggers live green at home, work and school. Our programs focus on healthy transportation, sustainable living, and waste reduction. It’s promising to watch the momentum for our social enterprise, Compost Winnipeg, grow. We collect organic waste from businesses and residents across the city, actively diverting that waste from the landfill. We are eager to get more Winnipeggers composting and taking other actions to address climate change. - Tracy Hucul, Executive Director of the Green Action Centre

Green Action Centre’s Tracy Hucul (left) and Kelly Kuryk on the organization’s rooftop patio garden

RECIPIENT | Green Action Centre’s Compost Winnipeg GRANTS | $21,786, drawn from the Youth in Philanthropy Fund; the Edgar and Kathleen Russenholt Memorial Fund, Barbara H. (Tarr) Kendel Fund, the Ian C. McGonigal Fund, and the Ron and Lesley Swaine Fund, which are all Field of Interest Funds; and from the hundreds of Community Building Funds held at The Foundation Green Action Centre promotes greener living through environmental education and encourages practical green solutions for homeowners, workplaces, schools and communities. Compost Winnipeg is a social enterprise that helps individuals and businesses set up a compost program and hauls away organic waste.

CITIZEN PRIORITIES SUSTAINABILITY 1. Decrease waste through more recycling and composting programs 2. Increase and preserve urban parks and natural green spaces 3. Maintain a healthy watershed



GREEN ECONOMY 1. Improve options for alternative energy 2. Increase production and access to locally grown food 3. Address density and land use issues

GETTING AROUND 1. Expand and enhance bus systems 2. Improve affordability of public transit 3. Improve awareness and promote year-round sustainable transportation options

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