Tuesday 3 December 2013

EcoSask News, December 3, 2013


Rise & Fall of Prairie Wetlands, Dec. 12 
Kevin Shook will discuss the fickle role that wetlands play in directing and redirecting the flow of water across the prairie and the factors that control the water level in sloughs at the Saskatoon Nature Society’s meeting at 7:30 pm, December 12, in Room 106, Biology Building, U of S.

Christmas Bird Counts 
We've posted all the local Christmas Bird Counts, along with contact information, on our Calendar. Here are the dates. (via Saskatoon Nature Society)
December 14 – Clark’s Crossing
December 15 – Elbow
December 16 – Gardiner Dam
December 17 – Radisson/Borden
December 18 - Harris
December 26 – Saskatoon
December 27 – Biggar
January 4 – Pike Lake

Take Action 
We can make a difference. We just need to take action. Here are a couple of ideas:
Show your support for a Wallace Stegner National Wildlife Area

Plan an outdoor winter event: check out Edmonton's Winter City Strategy

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A bicycle ad that’s as sexy as a car ad 

5 solutions for a kinder cellphone

Community energy resilience creates greater local economic opportunities

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"Everything we do, everything we use and discard, every action we take [that] results in waste being generated" - it doesn't just go "away"

Oilsands development - even when rules exist, they aren't enforced

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