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May 15, 2024
  • Green Jobs

Regional Energy Coach: Prairies – Manitoba Non-Profit Housing Association

About the Regional Energy Coach Initiative: The Regional Energy Coach (REC) initiative is a national initiative, coordinated through the Community Housing Transformation Centre (the Centre) and funded through the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) to build the capability and capacity of affordable housing providers to initiate and deliver successful sustainable energy efficient projects under the FCM’s Sustainable Affordable Housing initiative. MNPHA is hosting the REC position for the Prairies (Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta) for 2024-2026.

Position Summary
This position will provide coaching and technical services for affordable housing providers related to the planning of energy efficient capital projects. The objective of this role is to build the capability and capacity of housing providers to initiate sustainable energy efficient projects. The REC will have a strong understanding of the Prairies context and will lead efforts in engaging and coaching affordable housing providers in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta, particularly smaller providers with less capacity to initiate projects.

Tasks and responsibilities include coaching and planning support to non-profit housing providers, capacity building, and reporting.

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April 22, 2024
  • Green Jobs

Prairie Maintenance/Conservation Techicians – Friends of the Living Prairie Museum & Assiniboine Rotary Club

The Assiniboine Rotary Club and the Friends of the Living Prairie Museum are looking to hire up to five individuals (dependent on funding) under the Urban Green Team and Canada Summer Jobs programs to help maintain rare tall-grass prairie habitat.

PROJECT LOCATION: Living Prairie Museum, 2795 Ness Avenue, Winnipeg MB.

PROJECT/JOB DESCRIPTION: The Living Prairie Museum is a 12 ha tall-grass prairie preserve with an interpretive centre. The preserve serves as a living museum and offers an opportunity to experience rare habitat in an urban area. The preserve area, native seed plots, and interpretive centre are maintained regularly, and interpretive programming and events occur on-site throughout the summer.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Assist with the removal of invasive plants to protect endangered habitat
• Participate in seed collection and plant propagation activities
• Engage in management activities that may include sheep grazing or pollinator habitat
• Maintain a hiking trail
• Assist with special event promotion and delivery, and interpretive programs when required

QUALIFICATIONS:
• Applicants must be 15-29 years of age to qualify
• Enrollment in post-secondary education with specialization in Environmental Studies/Science, Biology, Ecology, Horticulture or related field is an asset
• Interest and general knowledge of Winnipeg’s natural areas
• Willingness to work outdoors (under adverse conditions, at times)
• Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team
• Self-motivated and reliable

ANTICIPATED TERM: Primarily weekdays, late-May to August 31st, 2023

BENEFITS TO EMPLOYEE:
• Play an integral role in the preservation of a unique natural area
• Gain familiarity with the tall-grass prairie ecosystem and learn native plant identification
• Gain valuable work experience related to a post-secondary degree
We’re seeking a diverse team! Applicants from equity groups are encouraged to self-identify.

TO APPLY, SEND RESUME AND COVER LETTER TO:
Living Prairie Museum
2795 Ness Avenue
Wpg, MB R3J 3S4
email: prairie@winnipeg.ca
website: Winnipeg.ca/LivingPrairie

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April 16, 2024
  • Eco-Net
  • Featured

Our Feedback on the Implementation Framework for a Right to a Healthy Environment

The Manitoba Eco-Network (MbEN) has submitted comments to offer insights regarding the formation of an…
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April 12, 2024
  • Eco-Net
  • Featured

We’re Hiring for Executive Director

The Executive Director will be responsible for conducting outreach activities with NGOs, collaboration with Eco-Network…
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April 2, 2024
  • Eco-Net
  • Featured

Event Report: What’s Next for Manitoba?

In November 2023, the Navigating the Law: What’s Next for Manitoba? event was hosted by…
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April 2, 2024
  • Eco-Net
  • Featured

Navigating the Law Final Report Available NOW!

This report outlines the Manitoba Law Foundation-funded project “Navigating the Law to Protect the Environment:…
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March 28, 2024
  • Eco-Net
  • Featured

Right to a Healthy Environment – Webinar Recording – March 27, 2024

Environment and Climate Change Canada, in partnership with Health Canada, is undertaking a first round…
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March 11, 2024
  • Volunteers

Sustainability Team: Manitoba Marathon

At the Manitoba Marathon we are passionate and dedicated to reducing our carbon footprint, not just on race weekend, but year round. We sort all waste by hand on race weekend and ensure we achieve out goal of 85% waste diversion.

We have had the same sustainability team lead for a number of years, however after this year he will no longer be able to take on this role:

What we need:
-For 2024 a person who will work and shadow under our current team leader, this person will be the one to take over the role from 2025 onwards
-The team lead will recruit volunteers for race weekend, information distribution and shift management.
-We estimate the total time required for this role would be 20 ish hours, a majority of it being race week (Saturday June 15-5 hours, Sunday June 16-8 hours, Monday June 17-8 hours) and then scattered hours recruiting people leading up to the event
-This would be a paid position

If you have someone in mind for this role, or volunteering on our green team, please reach out to Manager@manitobamarathon.mb.ca.

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February 29, 2024
  • Eco-Net
  • R2HE

Webinar: Ask Questions of Environment and Climate Change Canada/Health Canada on the Right to a Healthy Environment

The Manitoba Eco-Network is currently helping to gather feedback from Manitobans about environmental rights. We…
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February 29, 2024
  • Eco-Net
  • R2HE

Survey: Help Us Gather Feedback on the Right to a Healthy Environment!

The Manitoba Eco-Network invites you to share your insights on the development of the federal…
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February 26, 2024
  • Eco-Net
  • Featured

Read our 2022-2023 Annual Report NOW!

We are thrilled to announce the release of our 2022-2023 Annual Report. This document encapsulates…
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February 22, 2024
  • Eco-Net
  • Featured

Navigating the Law – What’s Next for Manitoba: Mining and Critical Minerals

There has been increasing interest from government and industry in the extraction and development of…
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February 21, 2024
  • Volunteers

Water Sampling Volunteer: Lake Winnipeg Foundation: Lake Winnipeg Foundation

Volunteer opportunity in Southern Manitoba!

We are looking for volunteers from the Brandon, Westman, Eastman, Interlake, and Central Region to help us conduct water sampling throughout the 2024 season.

The Lake Winnipeg Community-Based Monitoring Network samples for phosphorus, the nutrient responsible for the algae blooms on Lake Winnipeg. We work with local organizations and citizens dispersed across southern Manitoba to identify localized areas that contribute higher amounts of phosphorus to local waterways than other areas, aka “phosphorus hotspots”.

Volunteers sample frequently throughout the spring melt and after large rain events to ensure phosphorus runoff is captured. During the spring melt period (which can be anywhere from 2 weeks to one month depending on the speed of thawing and the amount of snow) the time commitment for volunteers is to sample 2-3 times per week and once the spring melt is over and flows stabilize, sampling goes down to once every 2 weeks unless there is a large rain event in which case we will notify you to sample. Our sites are located across southern Manitoba and volunteers will be matched to sites that are close to them.

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February 16, 2024
  • Eco-Net
  • Featured

Vivian Sand Extraction Project Licence Application Not Approved!

The Government of Manitoba has rejected the proposed Environment Act licence application for Sio Silica’s…
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February 16, 2024
  • Volunteers

Water Sampling Volunteer: Lake Winnipeg Foundation

Volunteer opportunity in Southern Manitoba!

We are looking for volunteers from the Brandon, Westman, Eastman, Interlake, and Central Region to help us conduct water sampling throughout the 2024 season.

The Lake Winnipeg Community-Based Monitoring Network samples for phosphorus, the nutrient responsible for the algae blooms on Lake Winnipeg. We work with local organizations and citizens dispersed across southern Manitoba to identify localized areas that contribute higher amounts of phosphorus to local waterways than other areas, aka “phosphorus hotspots”.

Volunteers sample frequently throughout the spring melt and after large rain events to ensure phosphorus runoff is captured. During the spring melt period (which can be anywhere from 2 weeks to one month depending on the speed of thawing and the amount of snow) the time commitment for volunteers is to sample 2-3 times per week and once the spring melt is over and flows stabilize, sampling goes down to once every 2 weeks unless there is a large rain event in which case we will notify you to sample. Our sites are located across southern Manitoba and volunteers will be matched to sites that are close to them.

If you are interested in participating or want to learn more, please reach out to us at claire@lakewinnipegfoundation.org or by phone 204-956-0436.

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February 15, 2024
  • Eco-Net
  • Featured

Statement on Government of Manitoba’s Approval of Wanipigow Sand Project & Selkirk Glass Facility

  The Manitoba Eco-Network stands in solidarity with Camp Morning Star and other organizations opposing…
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February 7, 2024
  • Eco-Net
  • Featured

Navigating the Law: Series 2 is back this February!

Manitoba Eco-Network’s free legal education webinars are back in 2024 with more discussion topics and…
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February 5, 2024
  • Eco-Net
  • Featured

The February 2024 Eco-Bulletin is live!

🌲Our February Eco-Bulletin is now live! This month’s Eco-Bulletin has a message from our Executive…
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February 2, 2024
  • Eco-Net
  • Featured

Eco-Drinks returns this February!

This month, Manitoba Eco-Network & @sustainablebuildingmanitoba are co-hosting Eco-Drinks! Come to enjoy a drink, speak with community…
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January 8, 2024
  • Navigating the Law

Environmental Rights and Beyond: Rights-based Approaches to Environmental Protection

Rights based legal approaches to protection of the environment, human health, and animals have been…
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January 6, 2024
  • Eco-Net
  • Featured

Comments on TANCO EAP – Tailings Reprocessing Facility Project

The Manitoba Eco-Network provided comments on TANCO’s proposed Tailings Reprocessing Facility Project. We have previously…
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October 26, 2023
  • Eco-Net
  • Featured

Environmental Rights & Beyond: Rights-based Approaches to Environmental Protection

Rights based legal approaches to protection of the environment, human health, and animals have been…
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September 26, 2023
  • Eco-Net
  • Featured

Navigating the Law: Series 2 starts October! 

Manitoba Eco-Network’s free legal education webinars are back for a second series this fall with…
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September 18, 2023
  • Featured
  • Volunteers

Volunteer Opportunity: Youth Nature Keepers

Welcome to the Youth Nature Keepers Network – Canadian Council on Invasive Species! Join youth-led…
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September 13, 2023
  • Eco-Net
  • Featured

2023 Environmental & Climate Change Forum

On Tuesday, August 29, candidates took to the floor at the Environment and Climate Change…
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August 8, 2023
  • Eco-Net

Opinion: Critical Concerns about Manitoba’s Minerals Strategy

Last month, the Province of Manitoba released their new Critical Minerals Strategy. Our op-ed with…
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July 1, 2023
  • Climate Safe, Green City

Interview with Streets community newspaper about climate resilience in inner-city Winnipeg

Our summer students from the University of Winnipeg Department of Inner City Studies participated in…
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June 26, 2023
  • Climate Safe, Green City

CSGC team raises awareness of climate resilience at the 2023 Ellice St. Festival

On a bright summer Saturday, The Climate Safe, Green City team participated in the Ellice…
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June 12, 2023
  • Eco-Net

CSGC team attends the Spence Neighbourhood summer safety meeting

In early June 2023, the Climate Safe, Green City team hosted a table at the…
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May 23, 2023
  • Climate Safe, Green City
  • Eco-Net

West End Resource Centre Grand Opening

Manitoba Eco-Network was happy to be a part of the West End Resource Centre’s grand…
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May 20, 2023
  • Climate Safe, Green City

Climate Safe team joins the West End Resource Centre open house

The Climate Safe, Green City team was happy to participate in an open house to…
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August 16, 2022
  • Board and Team

Trish Fitzpatrick

Member-at-Large My pronouns are she/her. I am a Professor in the Department of Geography, and…
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June 1, 2022
  • Board and Team

Karen Fletcher

Karen Fletcher (MN BN BA) has retired from a career in palliative and oncology nursing…
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May 3, 2022
  • Eco-Net

Message from the Manitoba Eco-Network

Spring has seemed quite far away from Manitoba during this past month. The strangeness of…
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May 3, 2022
  • Eco-Net

What We’ve Been up To

The month of April brought many opportunities for policy advocacy. Our most significant policy push…
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April 11, 2022
  • Board and Team

Cameron Hunter

Cameron Hunter is a Policy Analyst at the International Institute for Sustainable Development working on…
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April 15, 2021
  • Navigating the Law

Reconciliation and Environmental Law

The theme of reconciliation is significant in Canada’s current legal, cultural, and political movement. In…
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March 29, 2021
  • Board and Team

Stacey Chaboyer

Stacey Chaboyer grew up in Winnipeg and her roots are in Norway House Cree Nation…
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March 11, 2021
  • Navigating the Law

Amplifying Voices: Getting Involved in Environmental Decisions

Throughout Canada, decision-making on environmentally impactful project proposals is subject to regulatory processes through which…
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February 11, 2021
  • Navigating the Law

Feet on the ground: Your rights when you protest

People living in Canada have often opted to voice their opinions and advocate for change…
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February 9, 2021
  • Navigating the Law
  • Publications

Access to Environmental Justice: A Manitoba Toolkit for Improving Public Participation

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December 14, 2020
  • Board and Team

Vicki Burns

Vicki Burns is a graduate of the University of Manitoba’s School of Social Work. After…
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November 12, 2020
  • Navigating the Law

Are Class Actions the way to go?

Class action lawsuits present an opportunity for many individuals to join forces in taking on…
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October 8, 2020
  • Navigating the Law

Accessing Legislative Change

Environmental law is created by legislators through the legislative process. This process is open to…
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September 10, 2020
  • Navigating the Law

Environmental Racism and the Law

Environmental racism occurs when a law, policy, or practice differently affects or disadvantages individuals, groups,…
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March 29, 2020
  • Board and Team

Chantel Henderson

Chantel currently works for the Green Action Centre as their Indigenous Programs Outreach Coordinator. Recently, she completed…
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March 29, 2020
  • Board and Team

Lindsay Robinson

Lindsay Robinson is a professional engineer with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, as…
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March 29, 2020
  • Board and Team

Phil Lancaster

Phil Lancaster (LLB, LLM) spent the majority of his work career as a consultant with…
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September 17, 2019
  • Board and Team

Dr. Kirit Patel

Dr. Kirit Patel is an Associate Professor of International Development Studies at the Menno Simons…
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March 7, 2019
  • Board and Team

Heather Fast

Heather is a Ph.D. student at the University of Manitoba’s Natural Resources Institute. She also…
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March 7, 2019
  • Board and Team

Josh Brandon

Josh Brandon is a community animator with the Social Planning Council of Winnipeg. He conducts public…
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October 30, 2018
  • Board and Team

Kathryn Dompierre

Kathryn is a Research and Development Engineer for the software company, GEO-SLOPE, working to improve…
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October 29, 2018
  • Board and Team

Laura Tyler

Laura Tyler has only been in Manitoba a few years but that hasn’t stopped her…
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January 30, 2018
  • Eco-Net

How to Reduce your Water Consumption

If you were tuning into Global News yesterday you might have seen our tips on…
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October 25, 2017
  • Eco-Net

2017 Annual General Meeting

Greetings friends, All members of the Manitoba Eco-Network are invited to attend our Annual General…
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October 19, 2017
  • Eco-Net

Manitoba Eco Network Honey

Our honey was harvested from Bees on the Eco Centre roof. For a donation of…
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