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Happy 45th Earth day! From the mass popularity of the PCRC's How to Plant an Herb Garden Workshop to the Little Green Thumbs program throughout the school division, we love our earth! 


Mrs.Pirt's grade 3 students from LVS teach us about growing beans, peppers and tomatoes: 


How can you celebrate Earth Day? 

Clean up!

A city-wide clean-up takes place Wednesday. You can pick up supplies at the PCRC. 


Learn about the Blue Dot Movement 

Check out a presentation and group discussion about The Blue Dot Movement Wednesday at 7:30PM in the Crocus Room at the Herman Prior Centre. 


Art & Earth 

Women of Mother Earth Network's Story Stick meets at North Memorial School from 6-8PM on Wednesday. Learn how to respect the planet in an artistic way. 


Take pride in Portage with Beautification Days April 25th - May 8th 

  • Come out for the PCRC's community clean-up Saturday between 9AM-12PM. Register and pick up supplies at Red River College, PCRC, Portage la Prairie Planning District & Association of Manitoba Municipalities. 


  • Register a clean-up project HERE for a chance to win a pool party! 


Attend the Big Plant Saturday 

Learn about local food sources, composting and planting at the MNP building. Workshops start at 2:30PM, followed by dinner and a social! Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children. Reserve yours through PRED before Friday at 5PM. 


Shop local 

Check out the vendors at the Farmers Market on Saturday from 10AM - 12PM at the PCU Centre. 


Looking for a place to get rid of your kitchen scraps and yard trimmings?

Learn how to compost HERE.


Unplug your electronics!

Ever heard of phantom load? By unplugging your electronics you could save $120 on your energy bill a year. 


What Carbon Footprint? 

The app 'My Earth' analyzes your daily energy consumption and helps you reduce your carbon footprint through simple suggestions such as turning down your heat during the day and taking shorter showers. is Westman's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.