Tuesday, 6 March 2018

EcoSask News, March 6, 2018

frosty morning walking to work

Upcoming Events
LEED Green Associate Training, Mar. 10/11 (Regina, Saskatoon)
Participate in a LEED Green Associate Training at the University of Saskatchewan on Mar. 10 and the University of Regina on Mar. 11.

Winter Photography, Mar. 13 (Saskatoon)
Join the Saskatoon Camera Club for a live photo shoot of winter at 7 pm, Mar. 13.

Fight Garden Pests Naturally, Mar. 14 (Regina)
Learn natural and non-toxic solutions to common garden pests from a certified organic gardener from 7-8 pm, Mar. 14, Regina Central Adult Library.

SK Breeding Bird Atlas, Mar. 14 (Saskatoon)
Kiel Drake will discuss the SK Breeding Bird Atlas at 3:30 pm, Mar. 14, at the University of Saskatchewan as part of the Wild Ecol Seminar series.

Saskatoon Nature Society AGM, Mar. 15 (Saskatoon)
Join the Saskatoon Nature Society at their annual general meeting and members’ slide show at 7:30 pm, Mar. 15.

Creating a Bee-Friendly Garden, Mar. 15 & 28 (Regina)
Find out how you can use plants to attract bees to your garden from 7-8 pm, Mar. 15, Regent Place Branch Library, and from 7-9 pm, Mar. 28, at Central Adult Library.

Looking Ahead
Saskatchewan Living Green Expo, Apr. 13-15 (Saskatoon)
The Saskatchewan Living Green Expo festival and trade-show focused on sustainable products, services, and speakers is scheduled for Apr. 13-15 in Saskatoon.

March for Science, Apr. 14 (Saskatoon)
March for Science Saskatoon is looking for volunteer marshalls to help shepherds people along the march route on Apr. 14. Email Cat at c_anderson3@hotmail.com if you’re interested.

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

In the News
Climate Justice Saskatoon is launching a research project into the possibilities and barriers to transitioning to renewable energy in Saskatchewan

"Saskatchewan currently has some of the weakest laws for endangered species and habitat protection in the country": a report on 20 yrs of very poor wildlife protection in Saskatchewan

The new Line 3 crude-oil pipeline will cut across southern Saskatchewan and represents a major expansion, and yet no one is talking about it. "It isn't a question of pipelines versus trains, but a choice between a short-sighted investment in a dated energy source and a commitment to more viable alternatives for the future."

Economic growth is environmentally unsustainable: “Imagining a world without growth is among the most vital and urgent tasks for society to engage in”

50% of plastic packaging could be recycled if it was better designed, and 20% could be tackled by reuse schemes. However about 30% of plastics need a fundamental rethink to prevent them ending up in landfill

8 tips for reducing the environmental impact of your online purchases

Grade 5/6 students at Englefeld School are welcoming birds to their community with birdhouses they built and decorated. #EcoFriendlyActionGrant 

Two children’s books celebrating nature: Thank You, Earth and Earth Verse

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