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April 13, 2016

Climate Change Working Group Established

Mandated to Assess and Review Existing Climate Change Plans, Recommend Further Actions

Released: 9:28 a.m.

Winnipeg, MB - Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman through the Executive Policy Committee today established a climate change working group to assess the City’s current climate change plans and recommend actions to address climate change.

“Our environment continues to be the foundation for our economic and social health,” said Mayor Bowman. “As we look for ways to grow our city’s economy, we can’t forget about the important potential and responsibility presented by environmental sustainability. Collectively, as individuals and governments, we need to find ways to reduce our carbon footprint and address the challenges of climate change.”

“I am pleased to have established this working group to help guide our direction on climate change,” said Mayor Bowman.

The working group will be chaired by Councillor Jenny Gerbasi and supported by Councillors Matt Allard and Cindy Gilroy. Establishing this working group fulfills a commitment Mayor Bowman made in his State of the City address in February.

“At a municipal level, we make many decisions that directly impact the quality of the environment,” said Councillor Jenny Gerbasi. “A healthy environment is essential to the well-being of all communities, and governments at all levels need to work with residents and experts to find ways to protect and enhance the health of our environment.”

The working group will report to the Executive Policy Committee, and has been given a mandate to:

  • Assess of the status of the City of Winnipeg’s commitment to the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ Partner for Climate Protection model and provide recommendations;
  • Assess of the current status of OurWinnipeg, the City of Winnipeg’s long-term plan, as it relates to sustainable initiatives and provide recommendations; and
  • Review new and developing funding sources with a focus on building partnerships with other levels of government.

The Working Group on Climate Change will conclude their work and report back to Executive Policy Committee by the end of 2016.

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Books2Eat returns to Millennium Library

Released: 11:06 a.m.

Winnipeg, MB - For the sixth year, Winnipeg Public Library and the Winnipeg Public Library Board are hosting Books2Eat, a festival combining the creative and culinary talents of book lovers and chefs.

Books2Eat will take place on Saturday, April 16 at Millennium Library, 251 Donald Street. Activities will be held at the following times and locations:

  • Smorgasbord Scavenger Hunt (ages 9 to 12 and 13 to 17): scour the library for answers to our food-themed clues.
    • Time: Noon to 3:00 p.m.
    • Location: Children and Teen Services, first floor
  • Play With Your Food (all ages): cupcake decorating, food demonstrations and more to build your culinary expertise.
    • Time: Noon to 3:00 p.m.
    • Location: Anhang and Buchwald Rooms, second floor
  • Edible Books (all ages): feast your eyes on a buffet of edible book creations by amateur and professional chefs.
    • Time: Noon to 3:00 p.m.
    • Carol Shields Auditorium, second floor
  • Kid’s Menu Story Time (all ages): a delectable family story time filled with mouth-water stories. Registration required.
    • Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
    • Location: Children and Teen Services, first floor

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