Tuesday, 25 March 2014

EcoSask News, March 25, 2014

Canada geese

Events
Carbonless Concert, Mar. 29
Celebrate Earth Hour with a Carbonless Concert at Louis’ Loft. The show starts at 8:30 pm, March 29, and features Dion Tootoosis, Silent Sea, and Jason Millet.

SK Owls, Apr. 5
Steve Abbott will talk about the owls of Saskatchewan at 2 pm, April 5, at Wild Birds Unlimited.

Living Building Challenge, Apr. 8
ASHRAE’s Saskatoon chapter is hosting an introduction to the Living Building Challenge on April 8. The Living Building Challenge “is a philosophy, advocacy tool and certification program that addresses development at all scales. It is comprised of 7 performance areas: Site, Water, Energy, Health, Materials, Equity and Beauty.”

Birding in April
Join the Saskatoon Nature Society on one of their upcoming walks:
April 5 – Bluebird trip to Pike Lake (9 am – 2 pm)
April 9 – Saw-whet owling near Pike Lake (8-10 pm)
April 12/13 – Northern owling overnight trip
April 23 – Gull identification (6:30-8 pm)

Golden Eagles, April
Golden Eagles invites retirees to come on one of their leisurely outings to view birds and enjoy local sights.
April 3 – Bluebird trip (9 am)
April 7 – Crocus trip (8 am)
April 10 – Migrating Arctic geese trip (8 am)

Canoe Certification Course, May 17-19
SOEEA is hosting a canoe certification course in Saskatoon from May 17-19 at the introductory, intermediate, and advanced levels.

Water Reuse Symposium, June 25-26
The Alberta Water Council Symposium is organizing a two-day conference on The Confluence of Ideas and Opportunities on Water Reuse on June 25 and 26 in Calgary.


Spring Crocus Hunt
Enter Wild about Saskatoon's Spring Crocus Hunt contest - you could win a copy of Prairie by Candace Savage.

Only 59 more days until NatureCity Festival 2014! And, while you wait, here are some tips for wildlife photography in city parks.

Take Action
We can make a difference. We just need to take action. Here’s one idea:
Don’t throw mercury-laden compact fluorescent bulbs in the garbage. Take them to London Drugs or Rona or participate in one of the City’s hazardous waste days

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A Vancouver company is turning food waste into energy and compost

The World Wildlife Federation is conducting a Freshwater Health Assessment because we often don’t know the state of our water

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The chemicals in your garden hose may be polluting your vegetables. A better option? - a rubber hose, heavier but safer

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