Target Zero

WE’VE GOT AN IMPRESSIVE GOAL: zero garbage, zero water waste and zero carbon emissions.

We get nearly 4 million visitors a year. That’s a lot of garbage, a lot of toilets being flushed, a lot of exhaust from cars and a lot of expensive power to heat and cool our buildings.  With Target Zero we’re taking every step we can to implement innovative and responsible environmental practices that are good for the planet and the bottom line.

 

Geothermal Heat Pump System

Geothermal Heat Pump System

Geothermal Heat Pump System

The Forks Market has replaced its old HVAC system with geothermal heating and cooling.

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Biofuel

Biofuel

Biofuel

From French fries to tractor fuel, we’ve found a way to use the waste vegetable oil from our deep fryers to power our equipment at The Forks.

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Composting

Composting

Composting

We are currently composting materials from our restaurants and fresh food producers here at The Forks Market.

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Water Use

Water Use

Water Use

By changing the way we use water The Forks Market alone saves three Olympic-sized pools of water every year.

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Recycling

Recycling

Recycling

Our recycling program has come a long way. We have bins clearly marked throughout The Forks site and have taken steps to educate our visitors about the difference between waste and recyclable materials.

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Bees & Public Orchard

Bees & Public Orchard

Bees & Public Orchard

In collaboration with Winnipeg CORE, The Forks created a public orchard with 61 fruit trees including apple, apricot, cherry, pear and plum, and as many as 75 fruit bearing shrubs.

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Cycle Track

Cycle Track

Cycle Track

As a way to increase active living and bike access The Forks is creating a cycle track that would complete the connection from Osborne Village to St. Boniface.

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Eco Tours

Eco Tours

Eco Tours

An innovative and interactive walking tour that teaches you how to minimize your carbon footprint by showcasing what we have done here at The Forks.

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Future Projects

Future Projects

Future Projects

Because Target Zero is ongoing, we’re constantly looking for more ways to change our impact on the environment. There are a lot of exciting plans in the mix.

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