Tuesday, 12 January 2016

EcoSask News, January 12, 2016

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Upcoming Events
Renewable Energy Panel Discussion, Jan. 15
The School of Environment and Sustainability is hosting a panel on Challenges and Opportunities in Renewable Energy in Saskatchewan at 1:30 pm, Jan. 15. Panelists include Mark Bigland-Pritchard, Ian Loughran, and Kevin Hudson.

Galapagos, Jan. 18 (Regina)
Nature Regina is hosting a photo presentation on the Galapagos at 7:30 pm, Jan. 18.

Reducing Fence-Related Wildlife Collisions, Jan. 18
Heather Facette will discuss Grassland National Park’s efforts to reduce fence-related wildlife collisions at 12 pm, Jan. 18, in a Native Prairie Speaker Series webinar.

EnviroConnect, Jan. 20
The U of S Environmental Studies Students Association is hosting a networking and summer job search presentation by the U of S Employment & Career Centre from 4:30-7 pm, Jan. 20.

Neonics & Honeybees, Jan. 21
Sarah Wood will discuss her research on the effects of neonics on the grooming and hygienic behaviour of bees and on the development of their larvae at the Saskatoon Nature Society’s meeting at 7:30 pm, Jan. 21.

Friends of Wascana Marsh AGM, Jan. 21 (Regina)
Friends of Wascana Marsh are holding their AGM at 7 pm, Jan. 21, at Wascana Place.

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

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News
Car Free YXE
Car Free YXE is a new Facebook page documenting individuals living car-free in Saskatoon to better understand their motivations, needs and desires.

They Need Your Help
“The CEO of Saskatoon's Meewasin Valley Authority says the organization will need to close down trails and programs if it doesn't receive $2.7 million in extra money.”

Friends of the Elbow Trail
A group of Elbow business owners, residents, and vacationers hope to build a trail along the shore of Diefenbaker Lake. Like and share their Facebook page to spread the word.

Net Zero Construction
Murray Guy of EcoSmart was the first presenter for a Net-Zero Energy Building speaker series in Kimberley and Cranbrook. EcoSmart recently completed a duplex in Saskatoon with one side targeting net zero and the other 60% less energy use than typical construction.

Winter Cities
Walkability mitigates the most extreme climates by providing interesting places to warm up, linger, and connect. And plenty of options about how and where to turn around and circle back.”

Working Around Bureaucracy
A Kimberley, BC, program refunds up to 80% of the building permit for energy efficiency.

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