Tuesday, 4 March 2014

EcoSask News, March 4, 2014

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Events
We Are Many, Mar. 11 
Find out how to get involved with garlic and tap water at the We Are Many meeting at 8 pm, March 11.

Protecting Native Prairie, Regina, Mar. 13 
Trevor Herriot will be speaking at a Regina event about preserving Saskatchewan grasslands and the importance of maintaining the community pastures at 7 pm, March 13, St. Mark’s Lutheran Church Hall, 3510 Queen Street.

Solar Design & Installation, Mar. 17-21
Praxis International Institute, in partnership with the Canadian Solar Institute, is offering a 5-day Solar Photovoltaic Design & Installation workshop from March 17-21 in the Craik Ecovillage.

Community Pasture Transfer, Mar.19 
The Native Prairie Speaker series will provide an update on the community pasture transfer on March 19 from 12:10-12:50 pm in Room 1022, Education Building, University of Saskatchewan.

Eco-Beats, Mar. 20
There will be a fundraiser for the Saskatoon Environmental Film Festival at 8 pm, March 20, at The Underground Café. Musicians include Wolfen Rabbits, Sarah Farthing, and Jupiterus.

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

Fashion Takes Action believes that sustainability should be stitched into every garment from fabric to finish. Their eco-friendly tips include wearing second-hand or organic clothing, using the correct amount of laundry detergent, and running the washing machine on its shortest cycle.

Donate by doing rather than by giving. The DoNation website encourages you to sponsor a personal, work, or university challenge through environmentally-friendly activities. For example, you could sponsor a race participant by taking shorter showers or buying less bottled water.

Thought Provoking
Do we already have the technology we need to solve our greatest environmental challenges?

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A community solar project in Alberta makes effective use of energy efficiency + conservation

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