Peg City Climate Jam: Resilience On The Red

Saturday, February 09, 2019 7:00am - 3:00pm
599 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB

When: Saturday, February 9, 2019 | 8:30am - 5:00pm

Where: University of Winnipeg - Richardson College for the Environment, 599 Portage Ave.  Accessible venue.


Free event. Please register in advance here.


Join us for a day-long forum exploring the urgency of climate change and the transformative solutions emerging in our communities.  

Our goal with this event is to help people connect, collaborate, plan, and take action on our local, green transition.

We are hosting talks and workshops facilitated by a team of educators, activists and climate-change leaders. These are intended for everyone concerned about our future, our planet, and our social well-being.

The program explores:

  • Building resilience for food, shelter and transportation without fossil fuels

  • Indigenous justice and decolonizing our responses to climate change

  • Strategies for reducing human impact on climate and the environment

  • A just transition to a zero-emissions economy

  • Nature’s role in combating the climate crisis

Free event. Please register in advance here.

Event Schedule

8:30-9:00 Sign-In and Workshop Registration

9:00-9:20 Welcome and Elder Address

9:20-10:10 Presentations from Prairie Climate Centre and Geraldine McMannis, Dakota organizer from the Spirit of the Buffalo Camp, with Q and A to follow.

10:10-10:40 Facilitated Brainstorming

10:40-11:00 BREAK

11:00-12:15 Workshop Session 1: 

  • Indigenous Knowledge on Water in a Changing Climate with Nataanii Means and the Manitoba Water Caucus
  • Energy Efficient Homes: Comfortable and Affordable with Climate Change Connection
  • Why a Carbon Tax? What are the Costs and Benefits? with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
  • Functional Feasting: Building Food Resilience with Climate Change Connection
  • Dehydration Workshop with Dehydration Nation

12:15-12:55 LUNCH

1:15-2:30 Workshop Session 2: 

  • Movement Building with Manitoba Energy Justice Coalition
  • Climate Action Is In Our Nature with the Wilderness Committee
  • Buy Less, Fix More, Trade Often with Green Action Centre
  • Human Transit: A Dramatically Better Approach to Bus Service with Climate Change Connection 
  • Whither Alberta? Climate Change, Inequality and Migration with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives

2:30-3:30 Closing Remarks

Free event. Please register in advance here.

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This is the first in a series of events hosted by Manitoba’s Climate Action Team, a coalition of organizations advocating for a non-partisan, specific, and actionable path for achieving climate resilience and a zero-emissions economy in Manitoba. 

Partners include: Manitoba Eco Network, Climate Change Connection, Green Action Centre, Prairie Climate Centre, Manitoba Energy Justice Coalition, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives- Manitoba Chapter, and the University of Winnipeg's Sustainability Office.