Tuesday, 10 June 2014

EcoSask News, June 10, 2014

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Events
Drought Preparedness Planning, June 18
Join Dave Sauchyn from 11 am to noon on June 18 when he discusses how reconstructions of past climatic variability can introduce a discussion on climate variability and change. The talk is sponsored by the U of S Global Institute for Water Security.

Beekeeping & Potluck, June 19
The Permaculture Research Institute of Saskatchewan will be meeting over a potluck supper on June 19. Melissa Stonebridge, the Saskatoon Bee Club’s vice-president will discuss the art and joy of urban beekeeping.

Applied Permaculture: Resiliency Planning for a Changing Climate, July 24/26
Solar Goldwynn and Tayler Krawczyck of Hatchet & Seed will speak on designing cities, farms, and backyards for energy-efficient food production and water use from 7-9 pm, July 24. A one-day workshop will follow on July 26.

Nature Society Field Trips
You're invited to join the Saskatoon Nature Society on one of their many field trips:
June 25, 7-8:30 pm – Saskatoon Natural Grassland Hike (plants and birds)
June 28, 8 am – 12:30 pm – Songbirds on Stuglin acreage and pine forest near Pike Lake
June 29, 1:30-4:30 pm – Butterflies IV

Take Action
Edmonton recycles about 60% of its waste. But it wants to up that figure to 90%. They’re proposing 90 ways that people can reduce their waste. And it can even be fun - like eating leftover pizza for lunch and recycling the box.

Thought Provoking
Dryden, New York, banned fracking to protect their land

TD Bank says that Toronto’s trees are worth $700 each

Thumbs Up
Children 4 years and older are invited to unearth the secrets of the green kingdom and investigate an interactive diorama of the world’s forests, deserts, tundra, and grasslands with Plants App, an iTunes app from Tinybop

Build your own wildlife-friendly permeable fencing

EcoFriendly Sask is taking a mini holiday. We won't be publishing EcoSask News next week but will be back again on June 24.

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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