Tuesday, 4 October 2016

EcoSask News, October 4, 2016

moon through trees

Upcoming Events
From the Ground Up, Wednesdays (Saskatoon) 
Climate Justice Saskatoon is hosting a weekly spot on CFCR Radio on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm.

Continuous, Oct. 7 – Nov. 19 (Saskatoon)
Take a walk through a giant paper beehive filled with the sights, smells, and sounds of an active hive during Monique Martin’s exhibit at the Saskatchewan Craft Council from Oct. 7-Nov. 19. A public reception will be held at 7 pm, Oct. 21.

Starlight at Sunrise, Oct. 11 (Regina)
The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada – Regina Centre will describe the basics of astronomy at 7:30 pm, Oct. 11, at the Sunrise Branch, Regina Public Library. If skies are clear, participants will have a chance to use the club’s telescopes.

Campus Sustainability Week, Oct. 11-14 (Saskatoon)
The University of Saskatchewan is holding a wide variety of events during Campus Sustainability Week:
Oct. 11 - Climate Friendly Zone Local Action Workshop
Oct. 12 - Dr. Danny Blair, University of Winnipeg, will talk about climate change’s upcoming impacts on Saskatchewan and how we can best adapt to our new climate from 1:30-2:30 pm. At 3:30 pm, Dr. Doerthe Tetzlaff, Chair in Hydrology and Landscape Ecology at the University of Aberdeen, will speak about how water interacts with the landscape around it and what that means for ecosystems.
Oct. 13 - Loraas Materials Recovery Facility Tour (advance registration is required)

Nature Moose Jaw, Oct. 14 (Moose Jaw)
Allan Smith, a naturalist who has done extensive work in southern Saskatchewan, will be speaking at 7 pm, Oct. 14, at Nature Moose Jaw’s meeting in the Eaton Building (Moose Jaw & District Seniors Citizens’ Association).

Sunset & grass, Saskatoon riverbank

Looking Ahead
Indigenous Water Forum, Oct. 27-28 (Saskatoon)
Indigenous Water Forum: Strategies for Community Drinking Water is being held on Oct. 27 and 28 at the Dakota Dunes Casino. The purpose of the forum is to make recommendations for action-oriented strategies to achieve safe drinking water in First Nations communities.

FNPA Energy Forum, Nov. 16 (Saskatoon)
First Nations Power Authority is hosting a one-day First Nation Renewable Energy in Saskatchewan Forum on Nov. 16 in Saskatoon. The Forum will focus on renewable energy power development opportunities in Saskatchewan, successful First Nation partnerships, and funding options for power projects.

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

In the News
Cities have begun installing high-intensity blue LED street lights, but the American Medical Association says they disturb sleep rhythms and can increase the risk of serious health problems. Let’s hope that Saskatoon follows the example of other municipalities that are choosing lower-intensity LED lights that cause less problems for humans and wildlife.

Sweden has proposed an incentive program that will reward citizens who choose to repair their consumer goods rather than throw them out.

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