The Manitoba government is awarding $1.5 million in grants from the Conservation and Climate Fund to support 14 projects that work to help protect the environment by addressing the effects of climate change and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Grants are awarded using a merit-based selection process that evaluates project outcomes against the priorities of the Made-in-Manitoba Green Plan.
This year’s recipients are:
- Manitoba Organic Alliance Inc. – $92,000 for a web-based nutrient budgeting tool;
- Carbon Lock Technologies Inc. – $125,000 for a project that carbonizes biosolids to address methane emissions and nutrient loading;
- Red River College – $67,500 for a drain water heat recovery system;
- The Fort Whyte Foundation Inc. – $80,000 for the development of bioswales for improved site drainage and six electric vehicle charging stations;
- Little Brown Jug Brewing Company Ltd. – $150,000 for a carbon dioxide recapture system;
- Red River College – $150,000 for a digital project to support the development of flood-resilient infrastructure;
- Winnipeg Repair Education and Cycling Hub – $150,000 for the expansion of the Bike Cycle Project;
- Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba – $148,000 for a training program focused on climate risk assessment and adaptation strategies;
- The Manitoba Chambers of Commerce – $125,000 for a project that will promote climate resiliency and adaptation among Manitoba small and medium-sized enterprises;
- Lake Winnipeg Foundation Inc. – $25,000 for the expansion of a water sample analysis program;
- The University of Winnipeg Community Renewal Corporation – $150,000 for a net-zero housing project;
- Village of St-Pierre-Jolys – $134,700 for a drainage retrofit program;
- City of Flin Flon – $75,800 for the installation of a propane-to-electric fuel switch project at the airport; and
- Rural Municipality of Cartier – $27,000 for the installation of two electric vehicle-charging stations.
The Manitoba government launched the Conservation and Climate Fund in 2020 to support projects being implemented by non-profit organizations, educational institutions, municipalities and northern communities to address climate change and protect the environment.