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Message from the Manitoba Eco-Network

Spring has seemed quite far away from Manitoba during this past month. The strangeness of the weather underscores the importance of our work and the work of the entire environmental sector. We recognize that overwhelm from all that needs to change is a real experience, which is why we decided to mark Earth Day 2022 […]

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What We’ve Been up To

The month of April brought many opportunities for policy advocacy. Our most significant policy push was our advocacy around Bill S-5, which will update the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999. We have been working with the Canadian Environmental Law Association to provide analysis, critique, and alternative approaches to this law update. The proposed updates to the law will […]

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How to Avoid Overwhelm as an Eco-Conscious Person

Since 1970, Earth Day has highlighted the need for ordinary people to advocate for the planet’s health and safety. The Earth’s health is tied into our own well-being. Unfortunately, advocacy can be very hard on us as humans and can leave us feeling tired and discouraged. That’s why we have joined with Kristina Hunter, a […]

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April 20 – How to Avoid Overwhelm as an Eco-Conscious Person

As Earth Day approaches, it’s hard to find much to be optimistic about these days. The words “eco-anxiety” and “climate grief” have become part of our everyday language.  The issues the world is facing can leave us feeling overwhelmed and can keep us from taking meaningful action. Let’s look at evidence-based approaches to get us […]

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Bill 22 to Loosen Restrictions on Cosmetic Pesticides

As spring gradually approaches, we are confronted with a new threat to healthy gardens and ecosystems. The Government of Manitoba is considering Bill 22, which will loosen current restrictions on non-essential uses of pesticides. Currently banned pesticides will be permitted for residential use and retail sales will be unlimited if Bill 22 passes. This legislation […]

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Cameron Hunter

Cameron Hunter is a Policy Analyst at the International Institute for Sustainable Development working on climate change adaptation both internationally and across the Canadian Prairies. Through initiatives like ClimateWest and the NAP Global Network, Cameron works with governments, communities, and other organizations to accelerate efforts to adapt to the impacts of climate change. Cameron holds […]

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