Actions for Schools

Schools and educational institutions are a key in the Lake Friendly Initiative because our youth have great influence in their families and communities around issues of the environment. But it is also important that schools and school divisions adopt Lake Friendly Practices.

  • Provide Lake Friendly education to staff and students.

  • Link curriculums to Lake Friendly Practices.

  • Participate in and promote Lake Friendly actions in your school and get community groups involved! 

  • Reduce nutrients and other harmful substances from entering the drain. 

School Board Purchasing

Work with school boards to adopt Lake Friendly Policies and Sustainable Procurement Policies. Purchase products that are made by manufacturers that have taken steps to reduce their impacts on the environment and minimize pollution to our waterways.

  • Use the Manitoba Sustainable Procurement website to support sustainable procurement decisions required within the Provincial Sustainable Development principles and guidelines. 

  • Ensure all contracted workers are aware of and follow your sustainable procurement policy when purchasing goods required to complete service contracts. 

On Your Grounds

  • Make sure only rain and snow melt go down the street drains and/or into catchment areas.

  • Employ landscape maintenance services that minimize impacts to waterways:

    • Reduce the need for chemical weed control, through proper plant and material selection, appropriate site preparation and careful maintenance.

    • Weed control should be accomplished by the use of:

      • organic mulches, manual labour, and herbicide controls, in that order. 

  • Wash fleet vehicles at a car wash that recycles water and uses nutrient-free washing products. 



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