Key Climate and Green Links

Agriculture
Education
Energy
Forestry
Land Use
Transportation
Waste
Water
Outside Government of Manitoba Academic/Research Links
Outside Government of Manitoba Other Useful Links

Government of Manitoba Climate and Green Links

The Climate Change and Emissions Reduction Act

Kyoto and Beyond - Manitoba’s Green Future

Green Manitoba
Green Manitoba is a new provincial agency that develops and implements key programs that will foster environmental innovation and community development, as outlined in the “Green and Growing” strategy document. The agency promotes community based approaches to energy efficiency, water conservation and waste minimization.

Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship
This site contains links to various environment and natural resource programs and initiatives within Manitoba Conservation.

Sustainable Development Innovations Fund (SDIF)
The SDIF provides funding for the development, implementation and promotion of environmental innovation and sustainable development projects delivered by local governments, industry, community and youth groups, Aboriginal organizations, and First Nation communities.

Environment Companies Directory

Environmental Industries – Sector Summary
This site provides industry sector summaries of environmental industries which include those companies who produce goods and services related to measuring, preventing, limiting or correcting environmental damage to water, air, soil, as well as problems related to waste, noise and eco-systems. The industry also includes companies developing or marketing resource-efficient technologies that reduce material inputs, energy consumption, emissions and waste, when compared to traditional technologies.

Manitoba Clean Environment Commission
The CEC is an arms-length provincial agency that encourages and facilitates public involvement in environmental matters and offers advice and recommendations to the Minister of Conservation with respect to environmental issues, project approvals and environmental licenses.

Emergency Measures Organization (EMO)
EMO is responsible for the overall provincial emergency program, ensuring safety for citizens, their property and the environment. EMO's activities include planning and research, training, response operations and the administration and delivery of disaster financial assistance programs.

Manitoba Green Building Policy
This site contains information related to Manitoba’s Green Building Policy for Government of Manitoba funded projects.

AGRICULTURE

Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development
This site contains information pertaining to agricultural production and economics, consumers, financial assistance and funding programs, food safety and quality, community and business development and other related links.

Agri-Environment Knowledge Centre
This program provides funding to Manitoba producer groups and provincial commodity organizations to carry out sustainable agriculture demonstration or technology transfer projects throughout the province.

EDUCATION

Education for Sustainable Development
The purpose of this site is to assist Manitoba Teachers to integrate sustainability topics/issues/approaches into their classroom activities. ESD involves preparing students to live sustainably and to establish life-long sustainable development practices.

Manitoba Education-Integration of Climate Change into School Curriculum

Manitoba Water Stewardship Fisheries Branch
Manitoba Fisheries, in partnership with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans
and with other stakeholders, has worked to develop grade specific activities
that promote sustainable development in our schools.
The activities are designed to assist teachers in discussing sustainable development
in the classroom, while promoting the use of today's technology.

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ENERGY

Energy Division
This site provides information on Manitoba’s alternative and clean energy developments and Green Building Policy.

Green Manitoba
Green Manitoba is a new provincial agency that develops and implements key programs that will foster environmental innovation and community development, as outlined in the “Green and Growing” strategy document. The agency promotes community based approaches to energy efficiency, water conservation and waste minimization.

Manitoba Hydro
Manitoba Hydro is the province's major energy utility, headquartered in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Manitoba Hydro Power Smart
Power Smart is Manitoba Hydro’s energy conservation strategy designed to assist customers in using energy more efficiently. This site promotes a wide variety of energy efficient products, services and programs, which deliver energy savings to Manitobans.

Manitoba Hydro Power Smart Homes Program

Manitoba Hydro Power Smart Commercial Program

Manitoba Hydro Power Smart Industrial Program

Manitoba Hydro Power Smart for your Farm

Geothermal Heat Pump Systems

FORESTRY

Manitoba Conservation Forestry Branch
This site contains information on forest management, Manitoba’s forest industry, forest renewal, forest growth, DED and urban forestry, woodlot management, crown forests, provincial tree, general forest information and more.

Wabanong Nakaygum Okimawin (WNO)
The objective of the east side planning process is to bring together local communities, First Nations, industry and environmental organizations to develop a vision for land and resource use in the area east of Lake Winnipeg that respects both the value of the boreal forest and the needs of local communities.

LAND USE

Protected Areas Initiative
Manitoba's Protected Areas Initiative is a government program dedicated to building a network of protected areas that contains the tremendous biological diversity found in Manitoba's varied landscapes. This website gives a basic overview of the program, achievements to date, and how you can become involved.

Wabanong Nakaygum Okimawin (WNO)
The objective of the east side planning process is to bring together local communities, First Nations, industry and environmental organizations to develop a vision for land and resource use in the area east of Lake Winnipeg that respects both the value of the boreal forest and the needs of local communities.

Environmental Programs and Strategies Branch
The Branch co-ordinates and integrates departmental policy, natural resource allocation and Crown land-use planning, environmental impact assessment, legislative interpretation, and co-management, in accordance with the Principles and Guidelines of Sustainable Development.

Manitoba Land Initiative
The Manitoba Land Initiative Web site is the source for geo-spatial information from the Government of Manitoba.

Manitoba Remote Sensing Centre
Conducts digital image processing of satellite data for resource studies, inventories, and environmental monitoring. The Centre also operates the Canadian World Crop Monitoring Program and the Canadian Global Change Program. Other services include consulting, R&D, education, technology transfer, mapping, and equipment rental.

TRANSPORTATION

Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation The Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation web site contains valuable and timely information, whether you're traveling in Manitoba or interested in our programs and services.

WASTE

Green Manitoba
Green Manitoba is a new provincial agency that develops and implements key programs that will foster environmental innovation and community development, as outlined in the “Green and Growing” strategy document. The agency promotes community based approaches to energy efficiency, water conservation and waste minimization.

Pollution Prevention Branch
The Pollution Prevention Branch promotes and regulates pollution prevention initiatives, and supports these initiatives through grant funding programs. Activities include planning and developing programs, policy, strategies and regulations to protect the environment and developing and distributing educational and informational materials.

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WATER

Manitoba Water Efficiency Program
Manitoba Conservation promotes the efficient use of water. Using water efficiently will conserve water and energy, prevent water pollution at source and reduce costs associated with the expansion of municipal water distribution and wastewater treatment systems. Manitoba's strategy builds upon the National Action Plan to Encourage Municipal Water Use Efficiency approved by the Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment in May 1994.

The Manitoba Water Strategy
The Manitoba Water Strategy is a holistic approach to protecting our water – from watershed to tap.

Lake Winnipeg
The Action Plan is a commitment to reduce nitrogen and phosphorus loads to Lake Winnipeg to pre-1970s levels.

Lake Winnipeg Stewardship Board
The Lake Winnipeg Stewardship Board is part of a provincial action plan to help protect Lake Winnipeg.

Green Manitoba
Green Manitoba is a new provincial agency that develops and implements key programs that will foster environmental innovation and community development, as outlined in the “Green and Growing” strategy document. The agency promotes community based approaches to energy efficiency, water conservation and waste minimization.

Outside of Government of Manitoba Academic/Research Links

The following links are Web sites with climate change and green-related information. They are offered as informational resources to interested members of the public. The Government of Manitoba is not responsible for, nor necessarily supports or approves of, any of these Web sites apart from those actually produced and hosted by the Government of Manitoba.
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada – Brandon Research Centre
Centre for Earth Observation Science, University of Manitoba
Centre for Forest Interdisciplinary Research, University of Winnipeg
Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources
Centre for Applied Research in Sustainable Infrastructure
Churchill Northern Studies Centre
Department of Applied Disaster and Emergency Studies, Brandon University
Depart of Geography, University of Winnipeg
Department of Biosystems Engineering, University of Manitoba
Department of Geography, Brandon University
Department of Geological Sciences, University of Manitoba
Department of Soil Science, Faculty of Agriculture and Food Science, University of Manitoba
Environmental Protection Technology Program, Red River College
Environmental Science Program, Brandon University
Faculty of Environment, Earth and Resources, University of Manitoba
Greenspace Management Program, Red River College
Institute of Urban Studies, University of Winnipeg
National Centre for Livestock & the Environment, University of Manitoba
Natural Resources Institute, University of Manitoba
Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre
Prairie Adaptation Research Collaborative, University of Winnipeg
Transport Institute, University of Manitoba

Outside of Government of Manitoba Other Useful Links

The following links are Web sites with climate change and green-related information. They are offered as informational resources to interested members of the public. The Government of Manitoba is not responsible for, nor necessarily supports or approves of, any of these Web sites apart from those actually produced and hosted by the Government of Manitoba.

Climate Change Connection Manitoba
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
International Institute for Sustainable Development
Green Action Centre

Green Action Centre offers FREE classroom presentations for public schools in Winnipeg, through the Environmental Speakers Bureau (ESB). The presentations cover recycling, composting and other resource conservation topics. Teachers outside Winnipeg can order a resource kit containing presentation scripts, backgrounders, activity ideas and reproducible handouts.

Prairie Adaptation Research Collaborative (PARC)
PARC has released the Prairies Chapter of the National Assessment on Climate Change which can be viewed at http://www.parc.ca/nacc.htm

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