Tuesday 22 April 2014

EcoSask News, April 22, 2014

Happy Earth Day! 
“One final paragraph of advice: do not burn yourselves out. Be as I am — a reluctant enthusiast... a part-time crusader, a half-hearted fanatic. Save the other half of yourselves and your lives for pleasure and adventure. It is not enough to fight for the land; it is even more important to enjoy it. While you can. While it’s still here.” (Edward Abbey


Dark Sky Week, Apr. 20-26
International Dark Sky Week draws attention to the problems associated with light pollution and promotes simple solutions. Check out their website for seven different articles on environmental harm, energy waste, and stars.

Snowy Owls, Apr. 27
Marten Stoffel has been studying owls for decades and is part of the Saskatchewan-Norwegian Satellite Tracking program. He’ll be speaking at Wild Birds Unlimited from 1-2 pm, April 27, about his research, including a recent trip to Siberia.

North Sask River Basin, Apr. 28
The North Saskatchewan River Basin Council is holding its annual general meeting at 1:30 pm, April 28, at the Western Development Museum in North Battleford. There will be a presentation on the Canadian Heritage Rivers System and efforts to complete the Saskatchewan link.

Climate Change Report Launch, Apr. 29
The Saskatchewan Citizens’ Hearings on Climate Change Report Launch will take place from 7-9 pm, April 29, at the Saskatoon Farmers’ Market. The report compiles testimonies, recommendations, and public action.

Urban Nature Escape, May 25-31
Check out the calendar of events being planned during the NatureCity Festival. It’s pretty impressive – a parade, three keynote events, a special school program, and so much more.

Take Action
We can make a difference. We just need to take action. Be sure to participate in Saskatoon’s second annual Bike to Work Day on June 4. Why not volunteer to help out at one of the commuter stations?

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City of Saskatoon will save money and energy with combined heat and power technology at two civic centres

An SRC wind-battery pilot project shows one way to make wind power more reliable

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