Tuesday, 28 March 2017

EcoSask News, March 28, 2017

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Upcoming Events
Radiation Heating, Apr. 6 (Saskatoon)
Vic Ellis will discuss radiation heating at the Apr. 6 breakfast meeting of the Saskatchewan Energy Management Task Force.

Beaver Flow Devices for Managers, Apr. 6 (webinar)
Learn how to successfully implement flow devices for beaver management in your community with The Fur-Bearers’ Apr. 6 webinar on Beaver Flow Devices for Managers.

Caribrew Release Party, Apr. 8 (Saskatoon)
Join CPAWS Saskatchewan and Prairie Sun Brewery on Apr. 8 for the release of Caribrew, a stout containing malts smoked with peat moss collected from Reindeer Lake, SK. Proceeds for the beer will go to support CPAWS’ work protecting habitat for Boreal Woodland Caribou.

Wildlife Rehab. Volunteer Orientation, Apr. 9 (Saskatoon)
Wildlife Rehabilitation Society of Saskatchewan is hosting a volunteer orientation session from 1-3 pm, Apr. 9, in Saskatoon. Come out and offer your help during the spring baby boom.

Household Hazardous Waste Day, Apr. 9 (Saskatoon)
You can dispose of household hazardous waste in Saskatoon from 9 am – 3:30 pm, Apr. 9.

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Looking Ahead
Building Operator Training, May 5 (Saskatoon)
Non-profits and small businesses are invited to learn how to efficiently operate their lighting, electrical equipment, heating, ventilation and cooling, and reduce water use at a one-day Building Operator Training in Saskatoon on May 5.

Wings Over Wascana Fundraising Dinner, May 8 (Regina)
Friends of Wascana Marsh are holding their annual fundraising dinner on May 8. Kelsey Marchand will talk about Western Painted Turtles in the Marsh.

Canoe Certification, May 20-22 (Saskatoon)
SaskOutdoors is offering a Paddle Canada Lake Canoe Skills certification course from May 20-22 in Saskatoon.

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

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In the News
The Government of Saskatchewan is asking for the public’s input on how pasture land formerly used for the Saskatchewan Pastures Program will be owned and operated in the future. The survey is open online until May 8.

Prairies matter because of their immense root systems; dense, sprawling, complex biological systems that store one third of the world’s carbon and subsequently clean our future water . . . . lawns do not compare and never will.”

The Federal Government’s Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development's report on protected natural areas highlights the need for longer term thinking and larger-scale and better connected protected areas networks.

The Honda Smart Home uses passive house design, rooftop solar panels, a geothermal heating and cooling system, and greywater capture.

The world's spiders devour 400-800m metric tons of insects yearly and play a big role in keeping pests and disease-carriers away.

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