Manitoba announces $1 m for green economic recovery & climate adaptation

Asha Bajaj
2 min readOct 16, 2021

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Winnipeg (MB)/Canadian-Media: Manitoba’s Conservation and Climate Minister Sarah Guillemard announced Oct 15 awarding of $1 million grant by the Conservation and Climate Fund to nine organizations for green projects throughout the province.

Image: Sarah Guillemard. Image credit: Twitter handle @SGuillemardMLA

“Manitoba continues to take important steps to restart our economy and create jobs, and our government is committed to supporting environmentally responsible initiatives,” said Guillemard. “These projects support a cleaner environment, climate adaptation and low-carbon economic growth.”

Launched in 2020, Manitoba’s Conservation and Climate Fund with its commitment to ongoing support for environmental projects has granted awards to nine organizations as follows:

Four organizations ere awarded with $150,000 funding are: Strategic Systems Engineering Inc. which provides phosphorus and bio-char production from locally harvested biomass, Red River Basin Commission for a Netley Marsh renewal pilot on the restoration of vegetation shelves; Gardewine Group for a heavy-duty electric truck, electrical infrastructure, and operational testing, and Tecmerra Methane Solutions Ltd. for cleantech development involving methane to methanol technology.

Green Action Centre was awarded $35,000 for an advanced compost pilot involving provincial government buildings; Carbon Block was awarded approximately $122,000 to research fertilizer application practices to reduce nutrient loading in Manitoba’s waterways and achieve greenhouse-gas emissions reductions; Office of Sustainability, University of Manitoba received $69,000 to support the electrification of fleet vehicles to promote the use of plug-in hybrid and battery electric vehicles; Winnipeg Trails Association Inc. — approximately $59,000 to support Winter Peg 2022 to create winter activity in parks and community green spaces throughout Winnipeg; and Association des municipalités bilingues du Manitoba (AMBM), approximately $114,000 to support education about the transition to zero-emission vehicles by municipalities.

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Asha Bajaj

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