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Add some green to your winter

March 12, 2018 — 

Join UMEARTH (The University of Manitoba Efficient and Renewable Technology Hub) on Thursday, March 15 for the project launch of the WinterGreen Project. 

“A group of over 30 U of M students are coordinating The WinterGreen Project and plan to design and build a hydroponic growing system within a shipping container that can grow fresh produce year-round in cold climates,” said Sean Scamell,  UMEARTH president. “We envision this project as a prototype for future systems for use in northern communities in Manitoba. Depending on how successful this project is, we may create a nonprofit organization out of it, providing northern communities the option to grow their own fresh food.” 

The idea for the WinterGreen Project was suggested to the group by a recent engineering graduate in January 2017. At that time, UMEARTH was a small group of students looking for a project to get involved in and this idea was fit for their mandate. 

WinterGreen Project LaunchWinterGreen prototype
Thursday, March 15, 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., E3-270
http://www.umearth.net/the-wintergreen-project.html 

If you’re looking for a meaningful way to engage with campus, UMEARTH is always looking for new people to connect with, as there’s no shortage of new projects and initiatives. If you’re interested, connect with them by emailing umearth [dot] president [at] gmail [dot] com, or check out their website for information and details of all UMEARTH initiatives, umearth.net

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