Tuesday, 22 September 2015

EcoSask News, September 22, 2015

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Upcoming Events
Parrot Rescue, Oct. 4
Treena Cheveldayoff will introduce some of the parrots she has rescued and discuss parrot species, lifespans, and diets at Wild Birds Unlimited, 1-2:30 pm, Oct. 4.

Falcon Hunt, Oct. 4
Observe one of Dr. Lynn Oliphant’s falcons as it catches its prey. Meet at Wild Birds Unlimited at 4 pm, Oct. 4.

SK Energy Management Task Force, Oct. 7
The Saskatchewan Energy Management Task Force hosts monthly breakfast meetings for professionals with an interest in the effective use of energy and its related aspects. The meetings start at 7 am at the Confederation Inn. The speaker on Oct. 7 is Kent Rathwell, Sun Country Highway.

International Walk to School Day, Oct. 7
International Walk to School Day is a global event celebrating active transportation. If you’re worried about safety, you can participate by organizing a walking school bus, a group of children walking to school with one or more adults.

Operate Your Building More Efficiently, Oct. 9 (Estevan), Nov. 20 (Saskatoon)
Would you like your building to be more comfortable and have lower utility bills? Non-profit organizations and small businesses are invited to attend a one-day Building Operator Training seminar in Estevan on Oct. 9 and in Saskatoon on Nov. 20. You’ll learn how to efficiently operate your lighting, electrical equipment, heating, ventilation and cooling, and reduce your water use. Cost is only $30/person thanks to sponsorship by Affinity Credit Union.

Rob Dumont Awards Dinner, Oct. 14
The Rob Dumont Awards Dinner on Oct. 14 will honour today's leaders in energy management. Proceeds from the dinner will go to the Rob Dumont Foundation dedicated to supporting individuals and organizations related to energy management. Dave White will speak on innovation, creativity, and values. Tickets are available on Picatic.

Sustainability Champions Training
Current and recently graduated university students are invited to join IMPACT! Sustainability Champions Training. The training includes a 3-day workshop on sustainability leadership and social entrepreneurship, 4 months of mentorship, and a networking evening with local social entrepreneurs. Applications are due Oct. 18.

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Field Trips
Golden Eagles
Oct. 1, 9 am – Geese & Other Migrants
Oct. 8, 9 am – Whooping Cranes
Oct. 15, 9 am – Pike Lake Area
Retirees and partners who are interested in birds and the natural world are invited to participate in Golden Eagle field trips.

Other Saskatoon Nature Society Field Trips 
Oct. 2, 7-10 pm – Saw-Whet Owl Banding
Oct. 10, 8 am-5 pm – Whooping Crane Trip
Oct. 12, 9:30-11:30 am – Woodlawn Cemetery & Weir
Check the Saskatoon Nature Society’s website for full details (e.g. some trips require rubber boots, others will be cancelled if the weather is bad).

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

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