Tuesday, 31 December 2013

EcoSask News, December 31, 2013

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Events
Beaver Creek
Beaver Creek Conservation Area is open year-round. Don’t miss the nature walks each Sunday at 2:30 pm.

Organized groups (schools, churches) can obtain cross-country ski equipment and interpretive resources. Contact Gillian at Meewasin for more information – 306.665.6887.

Birding in January
Join the Saskatoon Nature Society on one of their upcoming walks:
January 12 – Sanatorium and River Bank Bird Walk
January 25 – Weir and City Park Birding

EcoFriendly Action Grant Recipients
Carrot River Valley Watershed Association - $500 to provide area schools with mini watershed models and educational books so that learning continues after the Association’s presentations

Outdoor School, Saskatoon Public Schools - $500 to travel to Yoho National Park and discuss the impacts of climate change on the South Saskatchewan watershed

Take Action
We can make a difference. We just need to take action. Here are a couple of ideas:
Green your classroom

Volunteer your time to care for one of Saskatoon’s naturalized parks

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2013 was a very good year for solar energy in the United States [infographic]

Top 5 stories on the circular economy (mushrooms replace plastic, secret repair manuals, sustainable smart phones)

Native bees – an insurance policy for future food security

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Fashion: Do we care more about animal rights than the environment?

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