Tuesday, 4 October 2011

EcoSask News, October 4, 2011

Design Regina, October 5
Contact Design Regina for information about the Design Regina Citizen’s Circle on Sustainable Building that is scheduled for Wednesday, October 5 at 7 pm.

Colours of Fall Walk, October 10
Gather at the Meewasin Valley Centre on Monday, October 10 at 2 pm to take a stroll along the riverbank with a Meewasin interpreter. Children are invited to create an autumn leaf collage using leaves they’ve collected along the river bank. Call 665-6888 to pre-register. Program cost is $2.00.

Decade of Biodiversity, SES Enviro Meeting, October 12
The Saskatchewan Environmental Society is hosting a talk by Dr. Branimir Gjetvaj on “The Decade on Biodiversity: A Saskatchewan Perspective” on Wednesday, October 12 at 7 pm at the Cliff Wright Branch Library. Dr. Gjetvaj, an environmental photographer, will present an audiovisual show documenting biodiversity hot spots in Saskatchewan, protected through the work of the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC). A NCC representative will provide a short overview of NCC work in the province.

Whooping Crane Outing, October 15
Join the Saskatoon Nature Society in a search for any reported whooping cranes within 100 km. of the city. Bring a lunch and meet at the Kinsmen Park parking lot across from the Mendel Art Gallery. This is a full-day event from 8 am to 5 pm, Saturday, October 15. Contact Michael Williams at 242-5383 for additional information.

Canada Organic Week, October 15-22
Celebrate Canada’s organic farmers and producers by participating in the Organic Breakfast Challenge. Plan an organic breakfast, then take a photo or write up the recipe, and enter to win a basket of organic goodies.

Carbon Cup Contest
Enter a draw for a free assessment of the carbon footprint of your business, restaurant, farm, office. The Carbon Cup Contest is sponsored by the Saskatchewan Research Council. The carbon assessment is worth up to $25,000 and includes advice on how to reduce your emissions and improve the energy efficiency of your buildings and operations. Send a short email to footprint@src.sk.ca before November 14 explaining why your business wants to track its footprint to be entered in the draw. (via Suzanne – thanks!)

Embracing Nature Art Exhibit
Embracing Nature, an exhibit of traditional Chinese landscape paintings by Ligong Kong, is on display in The Gallery, Frances Morrison Library, from September 28 to October 27. The paintings express the close relationship between people and nature that is a common theme in Chinese landscape painting.

Wind Energy Projects in Canada
Canada almost doubled its wind energy capacity in 2011. There are 5 wind farm developments in Saskatchewan. Check the map for information about all the sites across Canada.

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