Tuesday 30 September 2014

EcoSask News, September 30, 2014

Saskatchewan can be a Climate Friendly Zone
The Saskatchewan Environmental Society is encouraging local residents to sign a pledge to reduce personal greenhouse gas emissions and support collective and societal climate-friendly actions and policies.

Personal initiatives include turning off your electronic equipment when you’re not using it, installing water-saving showerheads, adding extra home insulation, and not idling your car.

Field Trips 
Golden Eagles
Oct. 9, 9 am – Whooping Cranes (tentative)
Oct. 16, 9 am – Northeast Swale and Forestry Farm Park

Other Nature Society Field Trips
Oct. 11, 8 am – 5 pm – Whooping Crane Trip
Oct. 13, 9:30-11:30 am – Woodlawn Cemetery and Weir

Check the Saskatoon Nature Society’s website for full details (e.g. some trips require rubber boots, others will be cancelled if the weather is bad).

University of Saskatchewan professor Christy Morrissey is studying the effect of neonicotinoids on Prairie birds. Is this why they're disappearing?

People and pollinators will be happier if we stop mowing public parks – and we’d save money too.

Waste food in Seattle and you risk a fine. When will Saskatoon start providing compost bins as well as recycling bins?

Sustainable Gourmet Dinner
Every year, the Saskatchewan Environmental Society hosts a gourmet dinner with locally-sourced foods. It’s a great way to enjoy local food prepared extremely well. Judy Montgomery has organized the dinner for the past 9 years. The first dinner – for 50 people – was in her own home! Judy sources all the ingredients, lines up the chefs and even contributes some of her own garden produce. Congratulations!

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