"A man is rich in proportion to the number of things which he can afford to let alone.”

Henry D. Thoreau




Southeast MB Renewable Energy Show - Thank you!

Click to view photosOn Saturday, Steinbach was the focus of the Renewable Energy Community in Manitoba.  Well over 100 people came out to learn, and to share their knowledge about cutting-edge renewable energy technologies available in Manitoba.  Local vendors Keating Mechanical Service Inc., Solar Solutions, Sundial Building Performance, HeatMasterSS, Evolve Green and AC/DC Utilities shared their experience and knowledge about the products so that homeowners and other individuals can begin transitioning away from fossil fuel based energy.  Speakers Bruce Duggan, Dr. Eric Bibeau, Eric Bjornson, Justin Phillips and Lorena Mitchell covered topics from individual engagement to global economics.

A big thank you to all who attended and every one who helped in making this event such a great success!



Two things happened a few weeks ago. The first was an announcement by the Government that they were considering increasing the tax on pop in order to combat obesity. The second was after the snow had melted I was able to count seventeen empty cans and plastic bottles in the ditch on a half-mile stretch of gravel road – the road I live on. And during the winter I had picked up many more that were actually on the road.

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A Renewable Energy Show in Steinbach? Yes!

South Eastman Transition Initiative has invited southeast Manitoba's most exciting innovators and experts in renewable energy to a Renewable Energy Show at the Mennonite Heritage Village from 1pm to 5pm on Saturday, April 16th. This unprecedented event will see a full spectrum of local vendors assembled under one roof to share their experience installing geothermal, solar, wind and other emerging technologies, all specific to Manitoba.

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Environmental Justice

We are frequently reassured that we live in a fair society, but the truth is somewhat different. Many of those who have failed to reap the benefits of modern industrial development are also the ones who have been most disadvantaged by the increased use of natural resources and pollution of land, air and water. This is not simply a case of the 1% taking from the 99% but the imposition of an additional burden that has effects such as reduced health and lower life expectancy.

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Kalynn Spain, Small Farms Manitoba

Many people know that things could be better but they don’t do anything about it. Not so with Kalynn Spain. Kalynn grew up a city girl in Winnipeg and took an undergraduate degree at the University of Winnipeg.

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