Tuesday, 10 November 2015

EcoSask News, November 10, 2015

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Upcoming Events
Green Drinks Saskatoon, Nov. 13 
Green Drinks Saskatoon will be meeting at The Ivy restaurant at 5:30 pm, Nov. 13.

Oil Extraction Talks, Nov. 18 & 25, Dec. 2 (Regina)
Join University of Regina researchers as they share their research on oil extraction from 1-2:30 pm in ED514, University of Regina, Nov. 18, 25, and Dec. 2.

Nov. 18: Emily Eaton will examine the regulatory framework for oil and gas in the province, identifying a trend toward less oversight and industry self-regulation during a time of increased drilling and production activity.

Nov. 25: Simon Enoch will outline the expansion of rail capacity for crude oil in Saskatchewan while also assessing the adequacy of current regulations to ensure the safe transport of this volatile commodity.

Dec. 2: Dr. Sean Tucker will review the causes of the safety events at the Consumer’s Co-operative Refinery between 2011 and 2015.

Household Hazardous Waste Days, Nov. 21
The City of Saskatoon accepts household hazardous waste once a month at the SaskTel Centre from 9 am - 3:30 pm. The next Household Hazardous Waste Day is Nov. 21.

Meet Sage the Burrowing Owl, Nov. 22
Sage, the Saskatoon Zoo Society’s new burrowing owl, will be at Wild Birds Unlimited at 1 pm, Nov. 22.

Conserving Nature Within City Limits, Nov. 25
The Northeast Swale is Saskatoon’s conservation opportunity of a lifetime, but it’s threatened by development. Participate in a discussion on Conserving Nature Within City Limits from 7-9 pm, Nov. 25, at the Frances Morrison Library.

A viewing of the documentary The Nature of Cities will be followed by an update on development plans for the Northeast Swale.


#Saskatoon2Paris, Nov. 29
Join the #Saskatoon2Paris climate mobilization march at 1 pm, Nov. 29.

Winter Camp, Dec. 5-6
SaskOutdoors and Sask Parks are hosting a winter camp at Buffalo Pound Provincial Park, Dec. 5-6, to give participants the skills to camp year-round comfortably.

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

Sense & Sustainability
“All our environmental problems become easier to solve with fewer people and harder – and ultimately impossible – to solve with ever more people.” Sir David Attenborough 

Sense & Sustainability, a feature-length documentary, asks the question, “Is a species set on endless growth sustainable?” exploring the scale of the human endeavour and its impact on the environment.



News
The consequences of low oil prices: “Americans are driving more miles in less fuel-efficient vehicles and taking transit less often”

Edmonton's Community Energy Transition Strategy incorporates a net zero neighbourhood, increased public transit, and renewable energy

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