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U of M recognized by Province for reducing its greenhouse-gas emissions

January 28, 2015 — 

The recipients of the 2014 Manitoba Excellence in Sustainability Awards were announced today by Conservation and Water Stewardship Minister Gord Mackintosh on Jan. 28, and the University of Manitoba won for its action on climate change.

“We are constantly striving to reduce our impact on the environment and it’s great to see those efforts supported with projects like these,” said Minister Mackintosh.  “I’d like to congratulate these award winners for the commitment they’ve shown to the challenge we have issued to all Manitobans.  We all need to do our part and every little bit adds up to making a big difference.”

The U of M was recognized for Action on Climate Change, Air Quality and Energy Efficiency.

The University of Manitoba reduced greenhouse-gas emissions to six per cent below 1990 levels through an institution-wide effort to manage and plan for future emission impacts.  The university continues to show strong leadership and innovation in greenhouse-gas emission tracking, management and reporting, the Province said in a press release.

For more on what the University of Manitoba does, visit its Sustainability website.


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