Tuesday, 5 January 2016

EcoSask News, January 5, 2016

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Upcoming Events
HVAC Energy Exchangers & District Heating, Jan. 6
Dr. Carey Simonson, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, U of S, will discuss energy exchangers for HVAC systems and district heating at the 7 am, Jan. 6, meeting of the Saskatchewan Energy Management Task Force.

PermaGreen Drinks, Jan. 8 
Permaculture Saskatchewan is teaming up with Green Drinks Saskatoon for a social get-together at 5 pm, Jan. 8, at Bon Temps Café.

Vereco Open House, Jan. 9
Vereco Homes is hosting an open house and a workshop explaining energy and water savings of a Vereco home on Jan. 9.

Long-Term Protection of the Northeast Swale, Jan. 13
The Northeast Swale Watchers will be meeting from 3:30-5 pm, Jan. 13, to discuss the long-term protection of the Northeast Swale.

What Does COP21 Mean For SK?, Jan. 19
Peter Prebble will look at what the 2015 Climate Change Conference means for Saskatchewan at 7 pm, Jan. 19, at the Frances Morrison Library as part of the Sustainable Speaker Series.

Introduction to Permaculture, Feb. 7 
PermaSask is hosting a one-day Introduction to Permaculture Workshop from 9 am - 5 pm, Feb. 7. Participants will have an opportunity to do some design on their own yard or help someone else with their design.

Jane’s Walk, May 6-8
Planning is already underway for Jane’s Walk Saskatoon, May 6, 7, and 8. Anyone who wants to lead a walk or find out more about Jane’s Walk is encouraged to contact Cathy at 306 664-3908.

Wanted – Recycling Coaches
Share your knowledge of what can be recycled and where by joining the Let’s Roll Recycling Team. The team has a mobile van and promotes existing recycling and waste management programs through fun, games, and education.

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

News
Spain-based Vortex Bladeless is developing a turbine that it says will be less noisy and bird friendly. “We want to bring wind power generation to people’s houses like solar power.”

Environmental and social campaigners are getting creative by using illustration, craft and dance to put sustained pressure on business and governments.

Passive house principles are being applied to schools in England and Wales. There’s even a zero carbon school in Exeter.

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