Tuesday 29 January 2013

EcoSask News, January 29, 2013


Wildlife Rehab Volunteers, Feb. 2
The Wildlife Rehabilitation Society of Saskatchewan is holding a volunteer orientation on February 2. This will be followed by a presentation on bats and their role in emerging diseases by Dr. Vikram Misra.

Project Wild K-12 Certification, Feb. 2
Register online by January 30 for this hands-on Project Wild Certification course.

Chickadee Pishing, Feb. 2
The Saskatoon Young Naturalists will be attracting birds for a closer look at 1 pm on February 2 at Pike Lake. Call 975-3042 or email saskatoonnaturekids@gmail.com to sign up.

Edible City, Feb. 6 
The Saskatchewan Eco Network will be screening Edible City: Grow the Revolution and a second, shorter film, Permaculture: A Quiet Revolution, at 7 pm, February 6, at the Root Down Workers’ Cooperative. Guests from the Permaculture Research Institute will be on hand to talk about permaculture in Saskatchewan.

Saskatoon Nature Society
The Saskatoon Nature Society’s website provides additional information about the following events:
February 2, 8 am-10:30 pm – Northern Birding Trip to look for Northern Hawk Owls, Great Gray Owls, and songbirds in the northern boreal forest.
February 3, 12-5 pm – Heritage Day cultural and natural history displays, Western Development Museum
February 9, 1-3:30 pm – Weir and City Park Birding – waterfowl at the weir and song birds in the back alleys

Ice Cycle, Feb. 10 
Ice Cycle 2013 is February 10 and includes a winter cycling workshop, a cycling costume contest, and a cycling parade followed by live music and door prizes.

Sustainability Education Research Institute
The Sustainability Education Research Institute, housed in the University of Saskatchewan’s College of Education, hopes to bring together researchers and community groups to examine environmental sustainability. The Institute is the first of its kind in Canada. Issues they hope to address include car sharing, denial of climate change, greenwashing, and incorporating sustainability in the school curriculum.

Waste Minimization Awards
The nomination deadline for the SK Waste Minimization Awards, sponsored by the Saskatchewan Waste Reduction Council, is February 28, 2013.

Interesting Reading 
Conservation photographers combine nature photography, photojournalism and advocacy to draw the public’s attention to environmental issues, but it’s getting harder for them to make a living.

The circular economy - companies can better manage the planet's resources and still make a profit.

Moving things around (including people) accounts for 15% of global carbon emissions. How can we establish a more sustainable shipping and cargo culture?

Must we root out all non-native plants or should we first determine whether they pose a risk or actually make a positive contribution to our changing ecology?

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