Manitoba Science, Technology, Energy and Mines, through the Manitoba Climate Change Action Fund is granting $15,000 to the University of Winnipeg to study the feasibility of establishing a dedicated sustainable transportation hub to provide public transit users, cyclists and pedestrians a central point of contact and information, waiting areas, secure bicycle storage, lockers, repair facilities and other amenities. The active transportation hub is envisioned as a centre for public transportation access on campus connecting to transit with real-time transit information and ancillary information.
The Manitoba Government has committed $100,000 over two years to the Manitoba Organics Transition Program to provide a financial incentive for Manitoba farmers considering converting their cropland and pasture to certified organic status. This is one of the actions that will help reduce nitrous oxide emissions from artificial fertilizers and support a burgeoning business opportunity in rural communities.
Science, Technology, Energy and Mines, through the Manitoba Climate Change Action Fund will be granting $17,000 to Manitoba Food Miles run by the Manitoba Food Charter. The goal of this project is to increase public awareness and food preservation skills so as to increase consumption of sustainably produced local food, providing an overall net decrease in the distance Manitoba food travels, resulting in a decrease in greenhouse gas emissions. The project will provide public education, skills and resources towards decreasing the impacts and emissions associated with food and food-focused agriculture. This will include youth and school outreach and education on food miles, sustainable food systems, greenhouse gas emissions and climate change impacts; and local food production and processing workshops.
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