Tuesday, 27 January 2015

EcoSask News, January 27, 2015


UN Climate Change Conference, Feb. 17
Megan Van Buskirk will talk about her experiences at the UN Climate Change Conference in Lima at 7 pm, Feb. 17, as part of the Sustainable Speaker Series sponsored by the Saskatoon Public Library and the Saskatchewan Environmental Society.

Fracking Strategy Meeting, Feb. 28
The Saskatchewan Eco Network is organizing a provincial meeting on Feb. 28 to discuss legal, educational, and strategic goals for banning fracking in Saskatchewan. For more information, contact SEN at info@econet.sk.ca or by phone at (306) 652-1275.

Environmental Film Festival, Apr. 24-26
The Saskatchewan Eco Network will be holding their 10th annual environmental film festival in Saskatoon from Apr. 24-26. The festival opens with the presentation of SEN’s Environmental Activist Awards. Workshops following the films provide an opportunity to discuss and share ideas. We’re pleased to be able to support the festival with a $500 EcoFriendly Action Grant.

Gardening in North Battleford
Crystal’s Home, North Battleford, provides a supervised living program for female youth ages 12-17 who are unable to remain at home due to child welfare issues. A $500 EcoFriendly Action Grant will help them establish a small container garden. Youth will learn about recycling, reducing and repurposing, how to plan an urban garden in small spaces, composting techniques, rain harvesting, nutrition, hunger, non-violent communication, teamwork, leadership skills, and how everyday choices can cultivate the spirit of community and have a positive impact on the environment.

SK Made Electric Vehicles
Electric mining vehicles developed in Saskatchewan are lowering Potash Corp’s diesel consumption and emissions.

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