General News

Join us on Thursday, June 21st at 7:00 pm at the Gimli Multi-Purpose Bldg. as we welcome back Sam Tomchuk, certified arborist for a workshop entitled HOW TO PRUNE LIKE A PRO. Admission is free.

Green Action Centre has launched a province-wide ridesharing app called GoManitoba (www.GoManitoba.ca or downloadable on IOS or Android. The goal is to bring sustainable, healthy commuting options to all Manitobans. Its purpose is to ease travel by helping facilitate carpoools and other commuting options in a quick, secure and personal way. It is a province-wide platform that connects individuals from workplaces, organizations and communities.

Join us for a presentation by Sam Tomchuk entitled PLANTING A PEST-PROOF GARDEN on Thursday, May 24th, 7:00-8:30 pm, at the RM of Gimli Multi-Purpose Bldg., 17B, N Colonization Rd. Admission is free.

All inground plots and raised beds have been rented for the 2018 gardening season.
Thank you to residents for your continued support of our Community Gardens. This year there are 55 raised beds and in ground plots.

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.