Tuesday 29 November 2011

EcoSask News, November 29, 2011

Fish ‘n Chips & Vinegar, December 1
“Don’t throw your trash in my backyard….” Saskatoon Community Youth Arts Programming (SCYAP) invites you to view an art exhibition about our ocean of trash by Tamara Unroe and Mariann Taubensee. The opening reception is Thursday, December 1 from 5 to 9 pm at the SCYAP Gallery (253 3rd Avenue), and the exhibit will be on display until December 22.

Saskatoon Zoo Society at Sun Dog, December 4
Be sure to visit the Children’s Stage at Sun Dog Handcraft Faire on Sunday, December 4 at 1 or 3 pm when the Saskatoon Zoo Society will be hosting a Critter Corner.

Paper-Making Workshop, December 10
Join the Saskatoon Young Naturalists for a paper-making workshop on Saturday, December 10 at 1 pm at the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo.

PRI Saskatchewan: REcruiting Artists, January 11
The Permaculture Research Institute of Saskatchewan is hosting an Art Show and Auction entitled "RE" at The Refinery from January 30 - February 10, 2012. They're looking for artists to display and sell (optional) their work. The art should focus on local sustainability initiatives and/or permaculture. To submit, send a digital version or photograph of your work to shandy30@hotmail.com before January 11.

Waste Minimization Awards, February 29
The Saskatchewan Waste Reduction Council is seeking nominations for the 2011 Saskatchewan Waste Minimization Awards. Nominators are asked to include a summary highlighting the amount of waste diverted, impact on the environment and economy, leadership, and innovation. Deadline for nominations is February 29, 2012.

Skywatchers 2012 Calendar
Stan Shadick's Skywatchers' 2012 Calendar features maps of the night sky. This year’s calendar incorporates a greater number of celestial events. Inset maps illustrate conjunctions of planets and the moon on various dates. Special times for observing Jupiter's Moons with your spotting scope are included.

The calendar is available at some local bookstores or directly from Stan Shadick for $15 by phoning 652-5975. (via Saskatoon Nature Society)

Paying the Price for Suburban Sprawl
The City of Saskatoon has doubled in size since 1999. An Edmonton report, as discussed in an Edmonton Journal article, warns that suburban sprawl costs big bucks - $500 million over the first 30 years then rising to over $3 billion as Edmonton starts replacing aging infrastructure.

Prevent the Extinction of Sage Grouse
An international coalition of environmental groups is calling on the federal environment minister to take Canada’s endangered greater sage grouse under his wing with an emergency protection order. In addition to demanding federal protection, the environmental groups are calling on the oil and gas industry to voluntarily provide sage grouse with the protection they need.

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