Registration for a plot at the Community Gardens will take place on Saturday, April 22nd, between 10:00 and 11:00 am at the RM of Gimli Multi Purpose Building, 17B N Colonization Road. There are approximately 50 garden spaces for rent. Inground plots (10 x 20) and 4 x 8 raised beds are $10 each. Smaller raised beds 4 x 4 are $5.. There is water on site and tools are available for use by gardeners. For further information email: contact@gimlimanitoba.ca

GEAC Fun Fact:
Did you know that some high profile artists use plastic bags in their work? Argentinian artist Tomas Saraceno recently made a gigantic hot air balloon entirely of plastic bags which actually works. When heated by the rays of the sun, the plastic bags float upwards. Saraceno’s hot air balloon is on display at an art museum in Vienna, Austria, until August 30th, this year.

Don’t throw out your plastic bags. The following local organizations care about the environment and are accepting plastic bags for recycling or reuse:
Sigurbjorg Stefansson School
George Johnson School
Evergreen Basic Needs
Gimli Sobeys
The Kiwanis Club
Winnipeg Beach School

Are you.concerned about our natural environment? Do you want to make a difference? GEAC is looking for volunteer members. Please contact Cam at 204 297-5334 or camero7ca@yahoo.ca if you want to learn more

RONA in Gimli accepts paint cans and used light bulbs for recycling. They also accept alkaline batteries, rechargeable batteries and power tool batteries.
The recycle box for light bulbs and batteries is just inside the front door to the right of the cash.
Thanks to RONA for doing their part for the environment!

In a joint initiative with Cornerstone Enterprises, a blue recycling container has been set up on the sidewalk, east of the post office. We greatly appreciate the co-operation of the RM for the location and the donation of a chain from Home Hardware.
Please place any unwanted paper in this bin. No garbage please!
Recycling your unwanted papers is a win-win-win situation. The environment wins; the taxpayers of Gimli win (with less going into the landfill) and Cornerstone Enterprises wins (with money received from a paper recycling company). This helps to operate Cornerstone which employs 45 people, the majority of whom are individuals with disabilities.

Super A on Centre Street and Home Hardware on highway 9 participate in the Lake Friendly program. Anyone purchasing a Lake Friendly product from either store will be entitled to a free canvas tote bag courtesy of GEAC.

We now have a facebook page. The web address is: facebook.com/gimlienvironmentaladvisorycommittee

Facebook suggests other pages to “LIKE” on the side of our facebook page. Please note that this does not reflect affiliation with nor support for these groups by GEAC.

Household Hazardous Waste is now being accepted at 292 Anson Street along with E-Waste. Please stop by the Public Works Shop located at 178 Anson FIRST so that an employee may assist you. Hours for drop off for Household Hazardous Waste are Wednesdays between 12:30 and 4:00 p.m. Hours for drop off for E-Waste are Monday to Friday 8:30 to 4:00.
For detailed information on which products are accepted at this location please visit: www.productcare.org/MB

The average North American meal travels 2400 km from farmer’s field to diner’s dish. According to a new study, imported food items create 100 times more greenhouse gas emissions than the local ones.
Be sure to visit our local farmers’ markets in Gimli and Arnes and to watch for local farmgate providers – such as eggs, chickens, honey, saskatoons, etc.

Used, uncontaminated oil, oil containers and oil filters are accepted at two municipal locations: the Arnes Landfill (on Lake Forest Road, 9 km west of Highway 8. Winter Hours of Operation Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 to 5:00. Closed Tuesday and Thursday. OR the Public Works shop at 178 Anson Street, Gimli Business Park. The hours of acceptance at the Public Works Shop are Monday to Friday, 8:30 to 4:00. Both location are now accepting antifreeze. Public Works will not accept any oil containers larger than 20l.