Tuesday, 3 September 2013

EcoSask News, September 3, 2013

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“Sustainability is not a technological fix for a wasteful lifestyle” (Tyler Caine)

That Tastes Good! Sept. 17
Join Penny McKinlay at 7 pm on Tuesday, September 17, at the Frances Morrison Library where Penny is giving a presentation entitled That tastes good! Good for me, good for my community and good for the earth: Tips to help you and your family support sustainable food production and consumption.

The presentation is part of the Saskatchewan Environmental Society’s Library Speaker Series. There will be a display of books and a tasting organized by Slow Food Saskatoon.

Falling for Colours Photography Tour, Sept. 20-22
Branimir Gjetvaj is offering an instructional photography tour of Prince Albert National Park landscapes and waterscapes from September 20-22. Branimir will lead participants to first-class photographic locations and lead photo critique sessions in the evenings.

Beaver Creek Interpretive Hikes
Find out how animals and plants prepare for winter on an interpretive hike at Beaver Creek every Sunday afternoon at 2:30 pm during September and October.

Additional Upcoming Events
EcoFriendly Sask maintains a calendar of upcoming events. Here are some you won’t want to miss:
September 12 – Saskatoon Community Wind public meeting
September 21 – Soil workshop
October 4 – Environmental Education workshop
October 21-23 – Below Your Watershed conference

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Recycle SK
Recycle Saskatchewan has launched a new website to answer your recycling questions.

Life in the Trees
Among Giants is an online video about ‘Farmer’ who tree-sits to protect a growth of old-wood redwoods in California. The tree-sitting was successful and at least 1,000 acres of redwoods will be preserved.

Interesting Reading
Nike’s newest concept store is built with 100% trash – pop cans, plastic bottles, and old CDs

Green buildings – it’s more than just energy efficiency – think water and recycled content as well as need

Population explosion – is there a future for the human species? a conversation with Alan Weisman

What can we do to save the bees?

EcoSask News is a weekly round-up of local news and events. Email us if you have items you would like us to include. Additional upcoming events can be found on our Calendar.

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