30 years of green action

This year marks the 30th anniversary of GCC member organization Green Action Centre.

Dr. Robert Fenton, then-president of the Recycling Council of Manitoba (now Green Action Centre), empties glass bottles at one of the Council’s first depots in Winnipeg,  October 1987. (Photo: Wayne Glowacki, Winnipeg Free Press)

Dr. Robert Fenton, then-president of the Recycling Council of Manitoba (now Green Action Centre), empties glass bottles at one of the Council’s first depots in Winnipeg, October 1987. (Photo: Wayne Glowacki, Winnipeg Free Press)

Green Action Centre, based in Winnipeg, MB, provides practical solutions for sustainable living. For the past three decades, Manitobans have looked to the Centre for information on active transportation, composting, waste reduction and resource conservation.

While significant advancements have been made in living green and living well, Green Action Centre remains as busy today tackling environmental challenges as when it started in 1985.

“We are at a critical juncture and must continue to take better care of the planet,” says Executive Director Tracy Hucul. “Our anniversary wish is to see more people riding the bus, cycling and walking; more people educated about consumption patterns – thinking about whether they need to buy something before they buy it and choosing more sustainable products; and more people connecting with and showing respect for our natural environment.”

You can support the ongoing work of Green Action Centre by becoming a member or by purchasing a unique Living Green necklace, handcrafted by Winnipeg-based designer Hilary Druxman. Druxman is committed to safe environmental practices that minimize the demand for newly mined metal. She recycles and re-uses all the scrap metal used in in producing her jewelry – even the sweepings! Each necklace retails for $40, and all net proceeds will go toward ongoing waste reduction and sustainable transportation projects at the Centre.

Check out the Centre’s website throughout this anniversary year for stories from guest bloggers and environmental change-makers and to see what’s new at the Centre and how you can help celebrate three decades of environmental action.

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