The Manitoba government is launching a unique $1-million Green Impact Bond that will support projects that help divert organic waste from landfills, create green jobs and reduce greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions. The green initiative uses Made-in-Manitoba technology.
The Manitoba government continues to keep its promises and act on targets set out in the Manitoba Climate and Green Plan with the adoption of new blend requirements for ethanol in gasoline and for biodiesel in diesel, moving the province closer to meeting greenhouse-gas (GHG) reduction targets.
The Seine Rat Roseau Watershed District in southeast Manitoba is part of a $5.6 million funding program by the province to ensure the health and sustainability of the province’s watersheds for future generations.
The Manitoba government will implement a flat $25-per-tonne Green Levy and reduce the PST to six per cent, saving Manitoba families and businesses more than a billion dollars over the next five years compared to the rising federal carbon tax.
It has been one year since Red River Co-op food stores began charging 5-cents per plastic grocery bag in an effort to promote reuse, while pledging to donate the profit from each bag sold to the Green Action Centre.
A recent report from expert Canadian scientists showed that Canada was warming at twice the average global rate. People in Manitoba are feeling the impacts of climate change in their communities.
The Manitoba government will create a $52-million endowment fund for the Growing Outcomes in Watersheds Program, as part of its commitment to implement a homegrown, provincewide program based on the successful Alternative Land Use Services model.
The Manitoba government has set its greenhouse-gas emissions reduction goal for 2018 to 2022, well in advance of the November deadline established in The Climate and Green Plan Implementation Act, based on the independent, scientific recommendations made by the Expert Advisory Council.
By characterizing the nutritive value of feed ingredients, swine nutritionists hope to lower feed costs while improving productivity and reducing the environmental impact of pork production.
The Manitoba government has approved the environmental licence necessary for the development of the Manitoba-Minnesota Transmission Project, which will supply clean energy, enhance reliability, and generate significant revenue, keeping hydro rates lower for Manitobans.