Tuesday, 1 March 2016

EcoSask News, March 1, 2016

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Upcoming Events
Abundant Access – Public Transit as an Instrument of Freedom, Mar. 12
Great Places Saskatoon is hosting a talk and book signing by public transit planner, Dr. Jarret Walker, from 7-9:30 pm, Mar. 12. Walker is the author of Human Transit: How Clearer Thinking about Public Transit Can Enrich Our Communities and Our Lives and will share insights from his public transit network design and policy projects undertaken throughout North America, Australia, New Zealand, and other countries around the world.

Rooftop Gardens 101, Mar. 12, 26 & 27
Michael Molaro will be discussing the benefits and challenges of green roofs and the opportunities for edible green roof gardening at the Glen at Crossmount on Mar. 12, 26 & 27.

Growth Plan Summit, Mar. 14 
The City of Saskatoon will be presenting its key findings from its Growth Plan to Half a Million at the Governance and Priorities Committee meeting on Mar. 14. This will include a presentation by Jarrett Walker, author of Human Transit. You’re encouraged to put in a written request to comment on the plan.

Zoo Run, Apr. 24
Sign up for Zoo Run on April 24 and help the Saskatoon Zoo Society raise funds for their environmental education programs.

Saskatoon Nature Society Field Trips
Mar. 13, 1:30-3:30 pm – Forestry Farm Birding
Check the Saskatoon Nature Society’s website for full details and updated information.

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

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The Prairie Naturalist (Regina) 
Join Jared Clarke for a live, bi-weekly radio show, The Prairie Naturalist, on CJTR 91.3 FM, Regina, Thursdays from 6-6:30 pm. The show will also be available as a podcast.

Emerging Leaders for Solar Energy
Emerging Leaders for Solar Energy Saskatchewan Chapter (ELSE SK) is an organization for young professionals and students founded by the Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA). Its purpose is to engage young Canadians from industry, government, non-profit, and academia in shaping a brighter energy future for Canada.

The ELSE SK chapter will focus on engaging Saskatchewan’s students and young professionals in public education, networking, training, and advocacy relevant to the solar industry in Saskatchewan. They'll be meeting at 5:30 pm, Mar. 1.

Commercial Kitchens 
Natural Resources Canada has prepared an Energy Star Guide for Commercial Kitchens.

Leading by Example - BC
BC’s Ministry of Environment has recently published Leading By Example: The First Five Years of Carbon Neutral Government in British Columbia – 2010-2014. There are interesting case studies from school divisions, health authorities, and government departments.

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