- December 16, 2016 GRANT PROGRAM ENCOURAGES INNOVATIVE PROJECTS USING MANITOBA RECYCLED TIRES
Tire Stewardship Manitoba’s (TSM) Community Demonstration and Innovations Grant Program offers up to $5,000, $10,000 or $20,000 in matching grant funding levels to support projects using recycled Manitoba tires by local governments, industry, community and youth groups, post-secondary and non-profit research institutions, Aboriginal organizations, and First Nation communities in the province.
Every year, Manitobans discard the material equivalent of 1.8 million passenger tires. TSM, a non-profit organization, takes responsibility for managing the recycling and environmentally sound disposal of these tires on behalf of tire retailers in Manitoba. TSM Executive Director Brett Eckstein calls the grant program “an opportunity for Manitoba communities to benefit from the recycled tire products being made in Manitoba.”
“While a lot of our approved projects involve safe surfaces for children’s playgrounds, walkways, and landscaping materials, we always encourage any project that finds new, innovative ways to reuse tires” says Eckstein.
Eligible projects must demonstrate innovative use of a variety of recycled products, be environmentally and ecologically sound, and involve youth where possible.
- May 20, 2016 BE TIRE SMART CAMPAIGN SUMMER EVENTS
Upcoming events for Tire Stewardship:
June 4 – 6 Hi Neighbour Festival – Transcona
June 7 Sustainability Day – Assiniboine Park
June 10-11 Niverville Fair
June 12 Cruising the Island – Portage la Prairie
June 16 Children Family Picnic – The Forks
June 17-18 Wheels and Chrome – Ste. Rose du Lac
June 19 Oldsmobile Club Car Show – Headingley
June 20 Bike to Work Week breakfast – Misericordia Hospital pit stop
June 24-26 Nickel Days – Thompson
July 1 Canada Day Festivities – Assiniboia Downs
July 10 Assiniboine Valley Run – Brandon
July 15 – 17 Board Walk Days – Winnipeg Beach
July 22 – 24 Sunflower Festival – Altona
July 28 Annual Street Fair – Dauphin
July 30 – August 1 Icelandic Festival – Gimli
August 6 Carrick Days – Carrick
August 12 – 14 Harvest Festival – Winkler
August 19 – 21 Quarry Days – Stonewall
August 27 – 28 Corn and Apple Festival – Morden
- April 29, 2016 2017 – 2021 PROGRAM PLAN
TSM’s 2017 – 2021 Program Plan along with all stakeholder comments is now available.