Tuesday, 8 March 2016

EcoSask News, March 8, 2016

signs of spring

Upcoming Events
Night Skies Photo Exhibit, Mar. 3 – Apr. 30
Ian Preston’s photographs of aurora borealis will be on display at The Eye Gallery from Mar. 3 – Apr. 30.

Cities & Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Mar. 15
Ewan Coxworth will discuss what some of the world’s cities are doing to reduce greenhouse gas emissions both now and in the future at 7 pm, Mar. 15, at the Frances Morrison Library as part of the Sustainable Speaker Series.

PermaSask, Mar. 16
PermaSask's Mar. 16 gathering is a potluck followed by a letter writing session.

The Messenger, Mar. 16 
The Messenger, “an ode to the beauty and importance of imperilled songbirds,” will be shown at the Broadway Theatre on Mar. 16. U of S Professor Christy Morrissey is featured in the film and will be speaking at the screening.

“Akin to the disappearance of the honeybee or the melting of glaciers, the film argues that the global demise of songbirds signals an uncertain shift in an already fragile ecosystem and explores our deep-seated connection to birds, while warning that the uncertain fate of songbirds might mirror our own.”

Saskatoon Nature Society AGM, Mar. 17 
The Saskatoon Nature Society will be holding its annual general meeting and members’ images night at 7:30 pm, Mar. 17.

Passive House Exhibit, Mar. 17-20 (Regina) 
The Canadian Passive House Institute West will be at the Regina Spring Home Show, Mar. 17-20.

Public Pastures – Public Interest AGM, Mar. 19 (Regina) 
Public Pastures – Public Interest will be holding its AGM in Regina on Mar. 19.

EcoBash, Mar. 19
EcoBash, with music and speakers, is being held at 8 pm, Mar. 19. Proceeds will go to support the development of an interpretive trail system through NCC's Asquith North conservation area.

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

signs of spring

News
The U of S Energy Innovation Team wants to help make Western Canada a world leader in energy innovation

Beavers can protect farmland from drought

Experiencing total darkness is critical to our well-being

Preserving individual trees and small urban forests will benefit migrating birds, sequester carbon, and cool our homes

Five-year-olds bike to school on their own in Odense, Denmark. The city has 1000 km of roads and 545 km of dedicated bike paths. Street crossings are often through a tunnel or over a bridge

Chris Helzer, the Prairie Ecologist, provides tips for monarch butterfly conservation

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