Tuesday 4 June 2013

EcoSask News, June 4, 2013

Canada geese and babies

Over 70 organizations participated in Wild About Saskatoon’s NatureCity Festival, putting on a wide variety of different activities that were enjoyed by many, many residents of Saskatoon. Congratulations to all the organizers – and we hope there will be a festival again next year!

Regina Benefit Concert, June 21
A benefit concert for Public Pastures-Public Interests is being held on June 21 at the Artesian in Regina. Tickets can be purchased in Regina at Fresh Air Experience and Mysteria Gallery.

Native Seeds and Seedlings, June
Blazing Star Wildflower Seed Company will be selling native prairie seeds and seedlings at the River Landing Market around the corner from the Saskatoon Farmers’ Market until the end of June.

Student Video Contest, July 31
K-12 students are invited to create a short video showing why they think Canada has the best ‘backyard’ in the world. Prizes are from Mountain Equipment Co-op and finalists will have their video screened at the 2013 Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival. Deadline is July 31.

Saskatchewan Park Trails
Our provincial parks offer a multitude of different trails and paths. There’s the Marean Lake Birding Interpretive Trail in Greenwater Provincial Park, sand dunes in Good Spirit Lake Provincial Park, and barrier-free trails for people with limited mobility in Duck Mountain and Pike Lake Provincial Parks. The Boreal Trail stretches for 120 km.

Interesting Reading
Adventures in sustainability – the biggest collective challenge we’ve ever faced

Don’t overestimate the potential of energy efficiency; we need to move towards cleaner sources of energy

Health care is one of the top consumers of energy in the US, but that picture is beginning to change

There are some surprising sources of BPA, including thermal paper receipts and plastic kettles

Humane approaches to co-existing with urban wildlife

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