Tuesday, 11 October 2011

EcoSask News, October 11, 2011

Native Prairie Speaker Series, October 19
The Native Prairie Speaker Series of the Saskatchewan Prairie Conservation Action Plan will hold its October events in Saskatoon on Wednesday, October 19.

12:10-12:50 pm: The Conservation Implications of Chronic Wasting Disease in Prairie Elk, Dr. Ryan Brook, Room 129, Physics Building, University of Saskatchewan

7-8 pm: The Butcher Bird: What is happening with the Prairie Loggerhead Shrike?, Andy Didiuk, Palace Theatre, Western Development Museum

Prairie Biodiversity, Greg Fenty, October 20
The Saskatoon Nature Society presents a talk by Greg Fenty on Biodiversity in Saskatchewan on Thursday, October 20, at 7:30 pm in Room 106, Biology Building, University of Saskatchewan.

Saskatoon Nature Society Field Trips, October 22 & 23
The Saskatoon Nature Society organizes regular field trips.

Join RASC astronomy club members to view celestial objects through their scopes on Saturday, October 22, from 7 pm until late (call 966-6429 for details).

Look for migrating waterfowl at Radisson and Redberry Lakes and then drive to the Hafford communiplex for their fall supper (optional) on Sunday, October 23, from 1 to 9 pm. Meet at the Tourist Information Centre at the north end of Avenue C. Call 373-2872 for further information.

Waste Reduction Week, October 17-23
Celebrate Waste Reduction Week from October 17 to 23. This year’s theme is Too Good to Waste, conveying an appreciation for the richness and beauty of our diverse world and the importance of working toward ecological sustainability by conserving resources and curbing wasteful practices.

What we can do:
Buy environmentally-preferable products
Join the Recycle My Cell Student Challenge
Find out where you can recycle everything from antifreeze to wood

Carpool Week, October 17-21
Share a ride with a neighbour or a co-worker during Carpool Week. Road Map
Saskatoon encourages commuters to consider using the carpool-matching service provided at Carpool.ca. Participate in one of the Carpool Week activities and you could be eligible to win some great prizes (iPad, Kindle, GPS navigation systems, fuel cards).

Raj Patel, How to Feed the World, October 25
Raj Patel, the author of Stuffed and Starved, will be speaking about real solutions to international food shortages and inequality at the University of Saskatchewan 2011 Whelen Visiting Lecture on Tuesday, October 25 at 7 pm in the Adam Ballroom, Delta Bessborough Hotel.

Admission is free but seating is limited so arrive early. A public reception and book signing will follow the talk.

Native Prairie Restoration/Reclamation Workshop: Bridging the Gap, February 8-9, 2012
Take advantage of the Early Bird Registration for the Saskatchewan Prairie Conservation Action Plan’s Native Prairie Restoration/Reclamation Workshop: Bridging the Gap in Saskatoon on February 8-9, 2012. Workshop information is available on the SK PCAP website.

Craik Eco Centre in the News
A Saskatoon StarPhoenix article profiles the Solar Garden restaurant at the Craik Eco Centre.

Westworld Saskatchewan magazine talks to some of the people who live and work at Craik Eco Centre.

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