Tuesday, 11 August 2015

EcoSask News, August 11, 2015

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Events
Old Man on His Back, Aug. 13 (Val Marie)
Natalie Nikiforuk will speak on conservation and management at Old Man on His Back at 7:30 pm, Aug. 13, in Val Marie.

Wildlife Rehab Volunteer Orientation, Aug. 16 
The Wildlife Rehabilitation Society of Saskatchewan is holding a volunteer orientation session from 1-3 pm, Aug. 16, at Cabela’s in Saskatoon.

Wascana Purple Loosestrife Pull, Aug. 19
Help protect Wascana Marsh by participating in their annual Purple Loosestrife Pull from 6-9 pm, Aug. 19. RSVP if you plan to attend.

Passive House Training Opportunities
The Canadian Passive House Institute West is offering three Passive House training opportunities in Saskatchewan this fall. The courses will be conducted by Michael Nemeth, a mechanical engineer and Passive House designer.
Sept. 11, Saskatoon1 Day Introduction to Passive House Design and Construction
Sept. 18, Regina1 Day Introduction to Passive House Design and Construction
Oct. 19 – Dec. 1, SaskatoonPassive House Night Class at Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Waste Reduction Council Regional Workshops
The Saskatchewan Waste Reduction Council will be hosting regional workshops in September. Topics will include landfill bans, littering and illegal dumping, options for dealing with wood waste, a review of the Dishing the Dirt program, and solid waste strategies.
Sept. 15Melfort
Sept. 21North Battleford
Sept. 22Moose Jaw
Sept. 24Yorkton

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Sustainable Gourmet Dinner, Sept. 19 (Saskatoon)
The Saskatchewan Environmental Society is hosting their 10th Annual Sustainable Gourmet fundraising dinner on Sept. 19 at Marquis Hall, University of Saskatchewan.

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

News
The City is building roads through the North East Swale. Is there adequate protection for wildlife? Here are two points of view:
Ask your City Councillor for wildlife corridors
Wildlife corridors aren’t necessary; wildlife-friendly cross sections are sufficient

Redberry Lake Biosphere Reserve is working with local municipalities and First Nations reserves to establish a regional waste management facility

University of Saskatchewan scientists are flying kites on Athabasca Glacier for water resource and climate change research

"If Canada wants to get serious about energy conservation, all new homes should be built to Passive House standards"

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