Tuesday, 15 March 2016

EcoSask News, March 15, 2016

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Upcoming Events
U of S Energy Talk, Mar. 16 
Marvin Romanow, Nexen’s former CEO, will talk about the current challenges faced by Canada’s energy industry and the opportunities they present for innovation at 6:30 pm, Mar. 16, at the University of Saskatchewan.

Saskatoon Zoo Society AGM, Mar. 20
The Saskatoon Zoo Society is looking for a volunteer accountant. Find out more at their AGM on Mar. 20.

Seedy Sunday, Mar. 20
Seedy Sunday is Mar. 20 at the Saskatoon Farmers’ Market. There will be workshops on seed saving, fermentation, permaculture, composting, urban agriculture, and ethical eats.

Wildlife Rehabilitation, Mar. 20
Jan Shadick, Living Sky Wildlife Rehabilitation, will be talking about injured and orphaned wild animals at 1:30 pm, Mar. 20, at Wild Birds Unlimited.

Habitat Conservation for Species at Risk, Mar. 21 (Regina)
Rebecca Magnus, Nature Saskatchewan, will speak about Stewards of Saskatchewan: Habitat Conservation for Species at Risk at the 7:30 pm, Mar. 2l meeting of Nature Regina.

Permaculture Regina Permablitzes
Join Permaculture Regina members for the following permablitzes:
May 1Spiral Herb Garden permablitz
June 4Monty Loree’s yard

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

News
A local coalition is working to ensure the environment is on Saskatchewan’s election agenda.

The City of Saskatoon has released its Recreation & Parks Master Plan. Under Infrastructure, it states, “The river valley is a valued resource, and continued support of the Meewasin Valley Authority is important. Preserving and protecting natural areas and trails within the city allows residents to connect to nature, while also providing opportunities for recreational and active transportation.”

Jumbo Wild is now out on Netflix, documenting the lengthy battle between developers and environmentalists in BC’s backcountry.

Fibreshed encourages the development of an international system of regional textile communities developing climate-beneficial clothing that takes full responsibility for the garment’s life cycle.

EcoSask News is a weekly round-up of local news and events. Email us if you have items you would like us to include. 

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