Tuesday 22 October 2013

EcoSask News, October 22, 2013


Home Composting, Oct. 24
Don’t miss the Saskatchewan Waste Reduction Council's Home Composting workshop at 7 pm, October 24, in the auditorium of Cliff Wright Library.

Less Waste
It’s Waste Reduction Week from October 21-27. Here are some good resources on zero-waste event planning and waste-free lunches.

Kids Gone Wild for Wildlife, Oct. 26
Be sure to take your kids to Kids Gone Wild for Wildlife at Prairieland Park on October 26. There will be family portraits with live wild animals; a wild animal costume contest; face painting; displays about nature, animals, and the environment; and presentations.

Seeds of Diversity AGM, Nov. 9
Seeds of Diversity is holding their annual general meeting at Station 20 West on November 9 from 3-8:30 pm. The event will include a seed exchange, a seed-saving workshop, and a gala dinner.

Better Bike Lanes
Be sure to sign the petition in support of separated cycling lanes in downtown Saskatoon.

Agricultural Drainage Consultation
The Water Security Agency is developing a new agricultural drainage policy in order to address issues such as licensing requirements, the effectiveness of drainage projects and mitigation of risks (downstream flooding, damage complaints, environmental impacts).

You’re invited to join an online community forum to discuss and make suggestions as well as complete periodic surveys.

Environmental Education Journal
The Saskatchewan Outdoor and Environmental Education Association (SOEEA), the U of S Sustainability Education Research Institute, and the Faculty of Education, University of Regina, plan to publish a community journal on place, land, and learning.

Of Land and Living Skies will merge theory and practice with a focus on research, policy, community practices, and inspiring action. Copies will be distributed by mail to members of SOEEA.

EcoFriendly Action Grants
EcoFriendly Action Grants are designed to support small, concrete environmental projects in Saskatchewan. Take a look at what these groups did with their grants and think about what you could do. We're always looking for good projects to support.

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