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How to compost at home: An easy way to be green

Workplaces aren’t generally the first place you think of for composting, but over the past two years, ACU has grown a successful green initiative thanks to a partnership with local organization, Compost Winnipeg. The green organization offers collection and compost services to a variety of locations — from cafés and offices to homes and multi-family […]

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How to set up a compost program at your office

How to set up a compost program at your office

In just under two years, ACU has composted over 5,000 kilograms of organic material at its Main Street head office thanks to a program partnership with Compost Winnipeg, which offers collection and compost services that can help fast-track a company’s success. For businesses looking to start a similar program, including offices, shops, restaurants and cafes, […]

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Composting at the office for a 40% waste reduction

Composting at the office for a 40% waste reduction

40 per cent of your office’s waste could be saved from the landfill and redirected to an environmentally responsible composting program. How much of your office organics is your office currently throwing away? Chances are, a lot more than you even realize. Fortunately, there’s a local organization that can help companies fast-forward to a well-planned […]

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Doing our part to ensure that Assiniboine Credit Union members have healthy eco-systems to live in is an important way for us to serve our members and contribute to our communities

Earth Day

Today, over 1 billion people around the world will participate in Earth Day, strengthening environmental and climate literacy as well as making commitments that enhance the sustainability of our planet. Check out the Earth Day and Earth Day Canada websites to learn more about this year’s themes and actions you can take to make a […]

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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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