USask Team Working On Sustainable Design For Northern Community Facilities – 620

by ahnationtalk on August 22, 2019226 Views

August 22, 2019

A project in northern Manitoba is aimed at addressing the Indigenous housing crisis by building a hut that will provide clean water, toilets and food preparation areas for the Opaskwayak Cree Nation.

The project, which is a collaboration between the Universities of Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Minnesota along with members of the Opaskwayak Cree Nation began designing the Muskrat Hut in December and those participating in the project are working on the hut this summer with the interior expected to be completed this week. University of Saskatchewan education professor, Alex Wilson says the hut has a sustainable design. “We’re really trying to be cognizant of the impact and footprint on the environment, so it’s got solar panels and it uses a incinerator toilet that leaves zero waste.” says Wilson.

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