September 14, 2016

Our mission is to provide a practical green solution to reduce waste in Winnipeg. From time to time, we come across ways that the public can make this city greener beyond signing up for our weekly compost collection service, and we post these opportunities for engagement on our blog.  

The Province is reviewing a pesticide ban that was introduced last year, and is looking for input from the public. We've compiled a brief summary of the issues at stake and a few resources for those interested in pursuing this further. 

The David Suzuki Foundation, the Canadian Cancer Society, the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment, and the World Health Organization have identified the health risks of pesticides, including cancer, reproductive issues, respiratory illnesses, learning disabilities, and death due to poisonings.  

In spite of the evidence pointing to severe health risks from pesticide exposure, most people advocating for continued use of these chemic...

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