Tuesday 25 February 2014

EcoSask News, February 25, 2014


Watermark, Mar. 4
Photographer Edward Burtynsky focuses his lens on the landscapes of water that have been radically altered by human intervention in Watermark to be screened at 7 pm, March 4, at The Broadway Theatre. The director, Jennifer Baichwal, will be in attendance.

Growing Cities, Mar. 6 
CHEP will be hosting a free screening of Growing Cities, a film about urban agriculture, at 7 pm on March 6 at The Broadway Theatre.

Saskatoon Zoo Society AGM, Mar. 16 
The Saskatoon Zoo Society will be holding its annual general meeting at 1:30 pm, March 16, in the Affinity Learning Centre. Everyone is invited.

Young Naturalists 
Five to 11 year olds and their parents are invited to participate in the Saskatoon Young Naturalists:
March 9, 1 pm – Great horned owl ecology
April 6, 1 pm – Bird house workshop

Birding in March 
Join the Saskatoon Nature Society on one of their upcoming walks:
March 2 – Montgomery Place bird walk (songbirds and raptors)
March 15 – Forestry Farm birding; warm up with Georgia the Porcupine
March 29 – look for ducks geese, gulls, and eagles at Gardiner Dam (bring a lunch)

Take Action 
We can make a difference. We just need to take action. Here are 17 tips for using less less plastic, including:

  • Bring your own container for take-out or your restaurant doggy-bag.
  • Give up gum. Gum is made of a synthetic rubber, aka plastic.
  • Use a reusable produce bag. A single plastic bag can take 1,000 years to degrade.
  • Use a razor with replaceable blades instead of a disposable razor.


Thumbs Up
Innovative companies in South America are making plastic from sugar cane, have built the world’s first solar-powered stadium, and are providing off-grid hotels and communities with biomass energy services.

Walmart has incorporated sustainability into its business plans because it understands that ecosystem health and vitality is good for business.

Thumbs Down 
Researchers are concerned about the impact of the Alberta oilsands on Saskatchewan lakes

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