Tuesday, 17 May 2016

EcoSask News, May 17, 2016

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Upcoming Events
Fair Trade: What’s In It For Me, May 19 (Saskatoon)
Enjoy a glass of fair trade wine and tasty local food while listening to presentations on fair trade from Sean McHugh (Canadian Fair Trade Network), George Fouffas (Consumer Services, U of S), and SCIC's Ethical Eats project at 7 pm, May 19, at The Stand.

NatureCity Festival, May 24-29 (Saskatoon)
Saskatoon’s fourth annual NatureCity Festival begins next week. Be sure to take a look at their calendar of events. There truly is something for everyone. (EcoFriendly Sask supported the Festival with a $5,000 Action Grant.)

Planning a Native Plant Garden, May 24 (Regina)
Learn how to plan a native plant garden at 7 pm, May 24, with the author of Natural Urban Landscapes: A Guide to Growing Native Plants in Saskatchewan.

Compost Field Day, May 25 (Saskatoon)
The Saskatchewan Waste Reduction Council will host a compost field day in Saskatoon on May 25.

Saskatoon Climate Change Town Hall, May 25 (Saskatoon)
The Saskatoon West federal government riding is hosting a climate change town hall in Saskatoon at 7:30 pm, May 25. Everyone is invited to come and share their ideas to help the Government of Canada develop a plan to address climate change.

Sustainable Energy Options for Saskatchewan, May 27 (Saskatoon)
The School of Environment and Sustainability, U of S, is hosting a one-day discussion of sustainable electricity mixes and infrastructure in Saskatchewan on May 27.

Energy Drinks, May 27 (Saskatoon)
GRIDS is hosting Energy Drinks, a chance for folks in the renewable energy industry and young people interested in joining the sector to meet and connect, at 7 pm, May 27, at Alexander’s.

Wings Over Wascana, May 28 (Regina)
Wings Over Wascana Public Open Day on May 28 offers wetland and wildlife activities and guided hikes for all ages.

Native Pollinators, May 28 (Regina)
Join Danae Frier, Royal Saskatchewan Museum, for a discussion about native pollinators and why they’re important to the persistence of native prairie (Wings Over Wascana, SK PCAP).

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Wilderness Map & Compass Course, May 29 (Saskatoon)
CanoeSki Discovery Company is offering a wilderness navigation by map and compass course on May 29 for outdoor leaders, field workers, and anyone venturing off the beaten path.

Zoo Volunteer Info Session, May 25 (Saskatoon)
Find out more about becoming a volunteer interpreter with the Saskatoon Zoo Society this summer at an orientation session at 6 pm, May 25. Register online.

Coyote Families & Co-Existence, May 26 (webinar)
Lesley Sampson, Coyote Watch Canada, will present a webinar on coyote families and co-existence on May 26.

Chaplin Shorebird Festival, June 3 & 4 (SK)
The Chaplin Shorebird Festival & Fundraiser, June 3-4, will include tours, auctions, and a Penny Parade.

Old Man on His Back Nocturnal Preserve, June 18 (SK)
There will be a public ceremony and viewing to recognize Old Man on His Back’s designation as a Nocturnal Preserve on June 18.

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

News
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Climate change shouldn’t be a taboo topic, Jordon Cooper

The online Prairie Climate Atlas is designed to map climate changes (temperature, precipitation, growing season) on the Canadian Prairies

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