Tuesday 25 August 2015

EcoSask News, August 25, 2015

Franklin's Gull

Upcoming Events
Cycle4Recycle, Aug. 26
Yana & Slav are cycling from Alaska to Argentina. Join them during their stop in Saskatoon to hear tales from their journey exploring how people view the culture of consumerism in the Americas. Cycle4Recycle will start at 6 pm, Aug. 26, at Le Relais.

Tree ID Workshop, Aug. 27
Polish your tree identification skills with a one-hour tour of the trees in Nutana organized by SOS Elms Coalition. Meet at D’Lish by Trish at 7 pm, Aug. 27.

Line in the Sand, Sept. 10
Line in the Sand, a full-length documentary about the opposition to the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline, will be showing at 7 pm, Sept. 10, at Broadway Theatre.

Camera Club Field Trip, Sept. 25-27
The Saskatoon Camera Club is holding their fall field trip in Waskesiu from Sept. 25-27.

Community-Based Social Marketing, Oct. 29
The Saskatchewan Waste Reduction Council is offering a full-day workshop on Designing and Implementing Community-Based Social Marketing Campaigns. The interactive seminar will focus on practical design and implementation practices in order to develop campaigns that work.

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


A new permaculture group has been established in the Parkland/Prince Albert area. You can follow Parkland Permaculture Guild on Facebook.

The City of Saskatoon has decided not to adopt energy efficiency standards that might clash with future provincial building rules. “Peter Prebble, the director of environmental policy for the Saskatchewan Environmental Society, said he would like to see Saskatoon have its own regulations, and make them stronger than what the province brings in. I would prefer to see a position where we took the lead," Prebble said.”

Oil development is having a negative impact on Saskatchewan’s songbird populations.

The Nature Conservancy of Canada is building an interpretive trail on its Fairy Hill property in the Qu’Appelle Valley. The 6.5 km trail will wind through the hillsides like a wide deer path.

14 reasons why cargo bikes are better than delivery trucks.

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