Tuesday, 25 June 2013

EcoSask News, June 25, 2013

Baby canada geese

Kinsmen Day at the Zoo, June 28
On June 28, enjoy a day at the Zoo sponsored by the Kinsmen Club. Admission is free with donation of a non-perishable food item to the Saskatoon Food Bank. There will be fun activities for the kids and the Saskatoon Zoo Society interpreters will be on hand.

Butterflies & Orchids
Join the Saskatoon Nature Society on their frequent field trips. Additional information is available on their website.
July 1 - Orchid field trip
July 6 - North American Butterfly Count

Outdoor Education Opportunities
The Saskatchewan Outdoor and Environmental Education Association is offering a variety of courses over the next few months:
Leave No Trace Master Educator Course, August 13-18, Forest House
Wilderness First Aid Certification, September 20-22, Ness Creek
Nature Retreat, October 18-20, Ness Creek

Energy
Key issues to watch for in federal oil and gas regulation

Developing our capacity for renewable energy – learning from Germany’s experience

Transportation
Red Deer’s Mobility Playbook is designed to encourage the shift towards a balanced mix of public transit, walking, cycling, and driving

Be a super hero – think twice before getting on an airplane

Urban Issues
Municipal funding supports property improvements to reduce neighbourhood flooding

More nitrogen fertilizer is used in cities than for agriculture and gas mowers represent 5% of US air pollution

Making energy efficiency more attractive for owners of older buildings through collaboration (owners, energy provider, municipality)

Nature
Alberta floods have changed the Rockies forever

Canada’s best-known scientists say “love of nature comes from getting mud on our clothes and dirt under our fingernails when we’re young.”

Countries across the Americas unite to save grassland birds

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