Tuesday 7 July 2015

EcoSask News, July 7, 2015

bee enjoying flower
Wild Weekends at the Zoo 
Meet one of the Saskatoon Zoo Society’s socialized animals at Wild Weekends at the Zoo10 am to 4 pm, every Saturday and Sunday from July 4 to September 6.

Family Day at the Zoo, July 19
There will be music, art and magic, as well as a chance to learn more about the animals, at the Cameco Family Day at the Zoo, July 19, from 10 am to 4 pm. Save $5 with the coupon on the Zoo Society’s blog. Proceeds from this event support the Saskatoon Zoo Society’s educational programs.

Grasslands Sleep-Under-the-Stars Party & Concert, July 24-26 
Camp under the stars, kayak, hike, and enjoy an outdoor concert and pancake breakfast at Grasslands National Park Sleep-Under-the-Stars Party & Concert Weekend, July 24-26.

Prairie Conservation & Endangered Species Conference, Feb. 16-18 
The 2016 Prairie Conservation & Endangered Species Conference will be held in Saskatoon from Feb. 16-18.

A full list of upcoming events can be found on the EcoFriendly Sask Calendar. 

red-winged blackbird (female)

Mapping Saskatchewan Grasslands 
For the next year, a special computer program will use aerial photographs taken over four townships in southwest Saskatchewan to create a 3D map of plant species.

Municipal Action 
Municipalities can play a key role in addressing climate change.

Calgary’s C train is 100% powered by renewable energy.

Yorkton is keeping waste out of the municipal landfill with an enormous compost pile.

Nelson, BC, could be the first in Canada to build a community solar garden.

A municipality in France will be using the heat from its waste incinerator to grow 5,000 tons of tomatoes.

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