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There are many ways to care for the planet that we depend on for life. This guide will show you how to make green choices every day.

What green choices have you already made in your life?

There are so many green choice options. Perhaps you take public transportation, bike, or walk instead of drive. Maybe you recycle or compost. Do you buy fewer things or have you reduced your use of single-use plastics? If you borrow from the library, you've already made one green choice. This guide shares many more.

Get started with green choices

The day the world stops shopping
Restoring the kinship worldview : Indigenous voices introduce 28 precepts for rebalancing life on planet Earth Indigenous voices introduce twenty-eight precepts for rebalancing life on planet Earth
Green enough: eat better, live cleaner, be happier (all without driving your family crazy)
The sustainable(ish) living guide : everything you need to know to make small changes that make a big difference
The little book of going green : really understand climate change, use greener products, adopt a tree, save water, and much more
The parents' guide to climate revolution: 100 ways to build a fossil-free future, raise empowered kids, and still get a good night's sleep
The seasons alter: how to save our planet in six acts
Slow death by rubber duck : how the toxicity of everyday life affects our health
Live green: 52 steps for a more sustainable life
Civilization critical : energy, food, nature, and the future
Living with a green heart : how to keep your body, your home, and the planet healthy in a toxic world

What's new in the collection?

The carbon footprint of everything
Flush : the remarkable science of an unlikely treasure
You can change the world : the kids' guide to a better planet
The citizen's guide to climate success : overcoming myths that hinder progress
Commanding hope : the power we have to renew a world in peril
Bee & flea and the compost caper
To be a water protector : the rise of the wiindigoo slayers Water protector
Going to green. Season 1 by Beverley Baroff
Inconspicuous consumption : the environmental impact you don't know you have
Can we save the planet? : a primer for the 21st century

Climate change

How to Prepare for Climate Change : A Practical Guide to Surviving the Chaos.
Our world out of balance : understanding climate change and what we can do
How to be a climate optimist : blueprints for a better world
How to talk to your kids about climate change : turning angst into action
Greenovation : urban leadership on climate change by Joan Fitzgerald
The story of more : how we got to climate change and where to go from here
How to Garden the Low Carbon Way : The Steps You Can Take to Help Combat Climate Change by Sally Nex
Lead for the planet : five practices for confronting climate change by Rae Andre

Have you heard of the MRF (Murph)?

The City of Winnipeg uses a Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) to process the recyclables you put in your blue cart. The MRF processes the recycling from approximately 40,000 Winnipeg homes every weekday. 

What's my environmental impact?

The term used to describe this is "ecological footprint". Your ecological footprint measures how fast you use resources and create waste compared to how fast nature can absorb your waste and make new resources. The higher your footprint, the more changes you need to make to reduce your impact on the earth.

Calculate your footprint

Footprint calculators make things simpler for us. Enter the information required and the calculator will measure how much you depend on the environment and how your choices impact the planet. Start here if you're wondering where to focus your environmental protection efforts.

Get started with these ones:

Organizations for green learning

Green Learning
Learning for a Sustainable Future
David Suzuki Foundation
Ducks Unlimited Educational Resources