Tuesday 24 February 2015

EcoSask News, February 24, 2015

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South SK Watershed Open Houses
The South Saskatchewan River Watershed Stewards will be hosting annual meetings and open houses in the following communities. Presentations will look at invasive plants, zebra mussels, water well decommissioning, and farm stewardship funding.

Feb. 25, Osler – North Watershed Advisory Committee

Feb. 26, Abbey – West Watershed Advisory Committee

Mar. 5, Beechy – Lake Diefenbaker Watershed Advisory Committee

Urban Ag Films, Feb. 27
The Saskatoon Food Council will be showing the 10 finalist films in this year’s Real Food Media Project at 7 pm, Feb. 27, at Station 20 West. The films showcase individuals who are building a sustainable food system.

Green Drinks Regina, Mar. 4
Join Green Drinks Regina from 6-8 pm, Mar. 4, at Abstractions Café for a screening of the movie Adventures in Permaculture.

Environmental Education, Mar. 6
Dr. Paul Hart, University of Regina, will speak on Overall Trajectories of the Environmental Education Field from 2:30-4 pm, Mar. 6, in Room 1235, College of Education, U of S.

Wanted: Master Composters (Regina)
PV Waste Solutions will be partnering with the Saskatchewan Waste Reduction Council to bring the Master Composter Program to Regina. The course on June 6-7 will offer a combination of in-depth instruction and hands-on training.

Urban Wind Power
A City of Saskatoon report concludes that wind power is not a viable municipal energy option. SaskWind disagrees and believes that a community-owned wind turbine project located outside Saskatoon Light & Power’s franchise area is an economically attractive way for the City to meet its green energy goals.

Craik Eco Village
Craik reversed its population decline by inviting people to build green homes on $1 unserviced lots.

Waste Industry Shake-Up
Five disruptive measures that could shake up the waste industry - waste reprocessing, retailer responsibility, clever recycling technology, and more.

Green Infrastructure
Singapore can teach us all about using green urban infrastructure to mitigate droughts.

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