Tuesday, 18 February 2014

EcoSask News, February 18, 2014

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Events
Salmon Confidential, Feb. 27
The Saskatchewan Eco Network is showing the film Salmon Confidential at 7 pm on February 27 at the Frances Morrison Library. The film documents one biologist’s struggle to overcome government and industry roadblocks in order to save BC’s wild salmon.

Wild Birds Unlimited, Feb. 22 & 23
Come meet the guests at Wild Birds Unlimited:
Feb. 22, 11 am – noon – Lori Johnson and a burrowing owl
Feb. 23, 1:30-2:30 pm – Greg Fenty with a Swainson’s hawk

Kenderdine Gala, Mar. 7
The University of Saskatchewan Biology Club is organizing a Kenderdine Commemorative Gala on March 7 to assist students who were affected by the closure of Kenderdine Campus, Emma Lake.

Environmental Activism Awards, Mar. 7
The Saskatchewan Eco Network is calling for nominations for individuals or groups who have made a significant contribution to protecting the environment. The deadline for nominations is March 7.

Nature SK Spring Meet, June 20-22
Nature Saskatchewan’s Spring Meet will be held June 20-22 in Fort Qu’Appelle. Activities will include tours of the Fort Qu’Appelle Fish Culture Station, Crow’s Nest Coulee, and Stushnoff Century Farm.

Take Action
We can make a difference. We just need to take action:

Why not host a Repair Cafe like the one in Calgary to fix small appliances, clothing, or toys?

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Shane Wolffe, author of How to Future Proof Your Home: A Guide to Building with Energy Intelligence in a Cold Climate, has a website with informative videos and articles. Be sure to sign up for his newsletter

Waste coffee grounds, a readily-available source of second-generation biofuel, will soon be put to work in London, England

The Federal Court has ruled that it’s unacceptable for the federal government to miss the mandatory deadlines set out in the Species at Risk Act

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Are we on the path to peak water? [infographic]

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