Author Profile | Dennis Cunningham

Fools and Horses Coffee Company — Good from the Ground up

Fools and Horses Coffee Company — good from the ground up

Winnipeg’s coffee culture has seen some remarkably positive changes over the last few years. Numerous new independent coffee shops have brought colour and vibrancy to what was a dull landscape dominated by large coffee chains.   In many ways, the evolution is perfectly exemplified by Fools and Horses Coffee. Besides offering well-prepared, high quality coffees […]

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Assiniboine’s “Green Actions”

 Assiniboine Credit Union has been encouraging its employees to be green and active commuters since 2009. Over that time we’ve seen a remarkable shift in how people get to and from work. In 2009, approximately two-thirds of our employees were drive-alone commuters. In 2014, 51% of employees drove alone to work. That’s a reduction of […]

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Manitoba has lost more than 100,000 hectares of our original wetlands

Protecting Wetlands Builds Environmental and Economic Resilience in Manitoba

Even though we still face a few more months with snow on the ground, it won’t be long before we’re asking flood forecasters for their take on the “the flood situation”. We should also be asking, “What else can be done to reduce and adapt to flood and climate change risks?” Taking Action on Flooding […]

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ACU employees have embraced green and active commuting

It’s a Three-peat! Assiniboine Wins Commuter Challenge Gold Again!

From June 1 to 7, 152 Assiniboine Credit Union employees traveled over 15,000 green and active commuting kilometres while participating in the 2014 Commuter Challenge. With 30% of our workforce participating in the Commuter Challenge, Assiniboine can say it is the “Gold standard” in the 500 to 999 workplace population category. A Tight Race While we […]

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Bike Week

Bike Week Winnipeg: A Hub of Cycling Activities

With interest in biking burgeoning, organizers of Bike to Work Day decided 2014 was the year to expand the annual one day celebration of commuter cycling to a full blown week-long festival of bikes and biking. From June 16 to 22 Bike Week Winnipeg is presenting cycling events for casual, commuter and competitive cyclists. Bike […]

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The Commuter Challenge: Millions of Green Kilometers and Fifteen Years Long

The Commuter Challenge: Millions of Green Kilometers and Fifteen Years Long

It’s an event that gets better and bigger every year. And once again, Assiniboine Credit Union is proud to sponsor and participate in the Commuter Challenge, being held from June 1 to 7. 2014 marks a significant milestone for the Commuter Challenge as it celebrates 15 years of encouraging commuters and workplaces from across Manitoba […]

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May is Composting’s Time to Shine!

May is composting’s time to shine! Nature’s ultimate 3Rs (reuse, recycle and renew) is so highly regarded that it has its own weeklong celebration. International Compost Awareness Week happens in early May every year. How will you celebrate? Personally, I’ll be mixing a winter’s worth of vegetable scraps with leaves gathered last fall as I […]

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ACU Bullfrog Power

Assiniboine Credit Union Now Bullfrog Powered

Recently, ACU moved forward on a new environmental initiative that makes it unique among credit unions in Canada. Nine of ACU’s Winnipeg locations are now choosing 100% green natural gas with Bullfrog Power! Over the last several years Assiniboine Credit Union has been recognized locally and nationally as an environmental leader. Successful efforts to reduce […]

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