Tuesday 17 December 2013

EcoSask News, December 17, 2013

Native Plant Society Conference, Feb. 14-15
The Native Plant Society of Saskatchewan will be holding their annual conference on February 14 and 15 in Regina. This year's theme is Creating Linkages and will look at the topic of landscape ecology and how we as a society fit into it.

Golden Eagles 
The Golden Eagles, a sub-group of the Saskatoon Nature Society, invites retirees and partners to join their monthly local winter outings. Participants should be members of the Saskatoon Nature Society and consider becoming members of Nature Saskatchewan.

Take Action 
We can make a difference. We just need to take action. Here are a couple of ideas:

Six surprising ways to lower your energy bill

Buy local – individually or as an institution

The pros and cons of trying to bring about change by taking small, incremental steps:
‘Every little helps’ is a dangerous mantra for climate change

The power of small: why ‘incremental’ steps can lead to big change

The Canada Pension Plan launched an agricultural investment program last year and recently purchased Assiniboia Farmland. Trevor Herriot wonders if they will be prepared to protect and improve the habitat as part of their investment.

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Tools for sustainable water management on prairie farmlands

Grounds for sustainability: coffee for energy, fuel, and a cleaner world

A solar alternative to gas-powered patio heaters provides a sustainable way to promote year-long outdoor activities

Geese in Winter 
Today’s photograph can be downloaded as a desktop background wallpaper.

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