Tuesday 15 January 2013

EcoSask News, January 15, 2013


Reflections of Alaska & Yukon, Jan. 17
Leslie Tuchek, an ecological educator, will share her stories of the wildlife and spectacular scenery in Alaska and the Yukon at the Saskatoon Nature Society’s meeting at 7:30 pm, January 17, in Room 106, Biology Building, U of S.

Northeast Swale Film, Jan. 20
Drop by the Meewasin Valley Centre from 2-4 pm on January 20 to watch a short video about the Northeast Swale.

Native Plants, Feb. 8-9
You can now register online for the Native Plant Society of Saskatchewan’s annual conference on Native Plants - Native People. Candace Savage will be reading from her latest, award-winning book, A Geography of Blood, and there will be speakers on establishing a native plant garden, ethnobotany, and various First Nations projects. EcoFriendly Sask will be there.

NatureCity Festival, May 25-31 
We’re looking forward to Saskatoon’s first NatureCity Festival, May 25-31, celebrating blossoms on the Saskatoon bushes and reconnecting with nature. Wild About Saskatoon is looking for volunteers. We’re doing our part by sharing photographs and providing financial support with our first EcoFriendly Action Grant for 2013.

Wildlife Rehab. Course, Mar. 30-31
There’s a real need for wildlife rehabilitators in Saskatoon as the number of animals coming into care is increasing every year. The International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council is offering an Intensive Basic Wildlife Rehabilitation Course at the University of Saskatchewan on March 30 and 31. You can register online.

Interesting Reading
The greenest office building in the world is about to open in Seattle.

Natural sounds (birds chirping, frogs croaking) are an under-recognized part of the nature that surrounds us.

Suburban sprawl could destroy up to 34 million acres of US forests. 

Canada's environmental law changes were requested by the oil and gas industry.

By 2030, water may be harder to acquire than oil – let’s plug those leaky pipes!

Are Lesser Prairie Chickens at risk because of the oil industry and wind power?

A stackable, foldable electric car designed for the ideal city of the future.

Passing it along – because one person’s trash is another person’s treasure.

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