Tuesday, 23 June 2015

EcoSask News, June 23, 2015

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Events
Jeff Rubin, June 23
Jeff Rubin will present his book, The Carbon Bubble: What Happens to Us When It Bursts at 7 pm, June 23, at McNally Robinson Booksellers.

Landscape, Identity & Environment, June 24
Void Gallery and Finding City Community Arts Inc. are hosting a program with visiting artists. The first in the Conversation Series on June 24, from 7-9 pm, will explore landscape, identity, environmental activism, and climate change. The event will be held at The Stand Community Organizing Centre, 615 Main Street.

Sustainable Lifestyles Meetup Group, June 29
A Saskatoon & Area Sustainable Lifestyles Meetup Group has been formed to share information, ideas, and friendship in order to achieve a more sustainable lifestyle. Their first get-together is on June 29.

We > Greater than Tar Sands, July 4
We > Greater than Tar Sands is a national protest against pipelines and tar sands expansion. In Saskatoon, meet at City Hall on July 4 at 11:30 am. In Prince Albert, meet at Scarrow Park at 1:30 pm.

Wapiti Bush Run, Aug. 30
The Melfort Cross Country Ski Club, in conjunction with the Tisdale Running Club, is hosting the Wapiti Bush Run on August 30. Their goal is to draw attention to the trails in Fort a la Corne Provincial Forest, which the ski club is repairing after they were badly damaged by quads.


Canoe Certification Course, Sept. 12-13 (Regina)
SaskOutdoors is offering a Paddle Canada Lake Canoe Skills (flat water) certification course near Regina, Sept. 12-13.

Great Sand Hills Instructional Photography Tour, Oct. 23-25
Branimir Gjetvaj is offering an instructional photography tour of the Great Sand Hills from October 23-25.

A full list of upcoming events can be found on the EcoFriendly Sask Calendar.

News
SK Oil Sands
The Saskatchewan government still plans to mine its oil sands. Paul Chatsko, University of Calgary energy historian, says, “Make sure you have adequate thought on transportation, infrastructure and impact on the workforce, land, air, and water . . . . Be sure that you have thought out the implications of your decision. Having the technology and skills to do something, is a completely different question than whether or not something should be done." 

Energy Storage in Ontario
In Canada, Ontario is leading the way in setting up energy storage systems.

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