Tuesday, 29 September 2015

EcoSask News, September 29, 2015

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Upcoming Events
Wild Bees as Crop Pollinators, Sept. 30 
SK PCAP Native Prairie Speaker Series is offering a webinar, Wild Bees as Crop Pollinators: A Case Study in Haskap, at 12 pm, Sept. 30.

Green Drinks Regina, Oct. 1 
Green Drinks Regina will be held from 5:30-7 pm, Oct. 1, at Abstractions Café, Regina. They’ll be meeting with Goldenrod Land Co-op, a group of families that wants to develop food systems and alternative building and energy sources.

Cowspiracy, Oct. 8 
Intuitive Path SuperFoods is showing the movie Cowspiracy – The Sustainability Secret at 6:30 pm, Oct. 8.

The movie, about how factory farming, cattle and dairy in particular, is decimating the planet’s natural resources, is also available on Netflix.

This Changes Everything, Oct. 10 
The film, This Changes Everything, presents seven portraits of communities on the front line of climate change. Director Avi Lewis will attend the premiere of This Changes Everything at the Broadway Theatre on Oct. 10 and will lead a panel discussion following the film.

Junior Environmental Engineering for Kids, Oct/Nov 
Engineering for Kids is a national program designed to inspire children to build on their natural curiosity by exploring science, technology, engineering, and math in a fun, challenging way.

A six-week Junior Environmental Engineering for Kids course will be held at the Crossmount Arts Barn from Oct. 20 to Nov. 24 for 4 to 6 year olds. Students will look for solutions to problems such as saving endangered animals, protecting plants from the sun’s heat, and will investigate natural processes, such as erosion, animal adaptations, and plant growth.

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

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Action Grants
Recycling & Lac La Ronge Waste Management Corporation - $500 to establish a kitchen and garden composting program for the Village of La Ronge

Wildlife Rehabilitation Society of Saskatchewan - $325 to fund an owl pellet dissection activity at Gone Wild for Wildlife, November 14, 2015

City Park Toy Library - $500 to support a planned expansion of the library to promote alternative models to traditional consumerism and reduce waste

News
Last year, Americans drank more than 10 billion gallons of bottled water. It took over 17 million barrels of oil to make all the plastic bottles.

"We can co-exist if we keep our dogs on a leash and give coyotes space to roam around us."

Two women want to help Canadians stop piling up the trash. They’ve set up a website and a blog with handy tips and resources.

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