Tuesday, 17 March 2015

EcoSask News, March 17, 2015

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Go green for St. Patrick's Day!

Upcoming Events
Land and Resource Extraction, Mar. 20
There will be a panel discussion on the social and environmental impacts of extraction and the opportunities for collective action at 7:30 pm, March 20, in the Education Student Lounge, Education building, U of S.

Protect the Pollinators Tour, Mar. 26
Join Sierra Club Canada and the Saskatchewan Environmental Society for a discussion on pollinators and pesticides from 7-9 pm, Mar. 26, at the J.S. Wood Library.

EcoBash, Mar. 28
The Environmental Studies Student Association will be hosting an EcoBash for the entire community on Mar. 28 at the Capitol Music Club. Revenge of the Trees will be headlining the show. The event is a fundraiser for the Saskatchewan Environmental Society's solar power cooperative. Tickets are $20 at the door or $15 in advance and can be purchased at the Capitol Music Club or at The Better Good on Broadway.

Healthy By Nature, May 25
Why do hospital patients who look out on trees recover faster than those who don't? Why do children who play outdoors learn faster and remember better than those who are stuck inside? Why is time spent in nature so critical for our health and well-being?

Find out how you can be Healthy by Nature from Dr. Shimi Kang and Cam Collyer, at 7 pm, Monday, May 25, at the Broadway Theatre. Dr. Kang, the director of Child and Youth Mental Health in Vancouver, is the author of the best-selling book The Dolphin Way: A Parent’s Guide to Raising Healthy, Happy and Motivated Kids Without Turning into a Tiger. Cam Collyer, Program Director of the Evergreen Foundation, is the go-to guy on creating places where kids can go wild.

Healthy by Nature is the keynote event of the third annual NatureCity Festival.


Green Your Rooftop
Spring is (hopefully) just around the corner. If you are looking for ways to green your home, you might want to add a green roof. Michael Molaro, Higher Groundwork HortiCulture, has some excellent examples on his website. Or you can check out last year’s interview with Michael.

News
The University of Saskatchewan is switching to LED lighting.

A Regina group is signing up support for residents’ right to a healthy environment inspired by David Suzuki’s Blue Dot campaign.

Millennials believe that efforts to address climate change can grow the economy.

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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