Tuesday, 19 August 2014

EcoSask News, August 19, 2014

Events 
Permasask Potluck, Aug. 21
Permasask is hosting a barbecue at the Garden Patch on August 21, followed by a tour of their research plots. RSVP to info@permasask.ca to let them know how many burgers to order.

Curbside Swaps, Sept. 
College Park, City Park, Meadowgreen, and Buena Vista Community Associations are hosting Curbside Swaps in September, giving residents the chance to give away - rather than throw away - unwanted items.

News 
Meewasin Annual Report 
Meewasin’s annual report for 2013-2014 is now available online.

Leaders in Sustainability 
Saskatoon
Broadway Theatre plans to install 40 solar panels to offset 50% of its energy usage.

Individuals 
the Good Life – the Green Life is a documentary film featuring nine BC residents who are thinking about and taking action on climate change by developing community retrofitting solutions, teaching kids about green food, and taking public transit. The film can be rented or can be watched online.

Businesses
Outdoor gear companies are tackling global problems with:

Solar power (SunBell’s solar-powered lamp can be used in at least 10 different ways);

Reusable cups (clip your cup to your belt or your bike with Klean Kanteen); and


Biodegradable packaging (Justin’s is developing renewable squeeze tubes).

Cotopaxi’s Questivals sound like fun but also helpful: “In the most recent Questival (April 2014), over 5,000 people participated in flash mobs that picked up trash, they volunteered in a soup kitchen, or they hiked up a mountain in teams. The top three winners won service trips to destinations across the globe, and everyone got a picture with Paxi Smith, the llama.” 



Municipalities 
Surrey, the fastest growing municipality in Metro Vancouver, is creating healthier living environments for people and wildlife by identifying high-value green spaces, preserving them, and connecting them in corridors.

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