Tuesday 3 November 2015

EcoSask News, November 3, 2015


Upcoming Events
Talkin’ ‘Bout Turtles, Nov. 12 (Regina)
Kelsey Marchand will share pictures, stories, and some preliminary results from the first field season of the Wascana Turtle Program on Nov. 12 at 7 pm at the Royal Saskatchewan Museum.

Out of the Wild, Nov. 12 – Dec. 24
Derek Sandbeck’s reductive woodcuts are on display in The Gallery, Frances Morrison Library, from Nov. 12 – Dec. 24. The whimsical woodcuts deviate from traditional wildlife images and reflect a disconnect between nature and self.

First Nations Community Energy Forum, Nov. 17
First Nations Power Authority is hosting a First Nations Community Energy Forum in Saskatoon on Nov. 17. Topics will include community energy planning, getting started in the power industry, and renewable energy options for communities.

Our Solar-Powered Home, Nov. 17
Jim and Angie Bugg, who installed solar panels over a year ago, will provide tips on having your own solar-powered home at 7 pm, Nov. 17, at the Frances Morrison Library.

iMap Invasives, Nov. 18
PCAP is hosting a webinar presentation by Ahdia Hassan, SK Conservation Data Centre, on iMap Invasives at noon, Nov. 18.

Urban Turtles & Double-Crested Cormorants, Nov. 19
The Nov. 19 meeting of the Saskatoon Nature Society features Kelsey Marchand talking about her research into western painted turtles followed by Christopher Somers discussing cormorants in Saskatchewan.

Plight of the Grassland Birds, Nov. 19 (Regina)
The documentary Plight of the Grassland Birds will be shown at 7 pm, Nov. 19, in Regina. It will be followed by a panel discussion with bird biologists Kayla Balderson Burak, Jason Unruh, Ryan Fisher, and Stephen Davis.

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


EcoFriendly Sask Action Grants
EcoFriendly Sask supported 3 local projects with just under $3,000 in October.

Saskatoon CarShare Co-operative - $1,000 to help support solar-powered car-sharing in Saskatoon

Saskatoon Teachers’ Association - $500 to support alternate forms of transportation by paying for free bus passes for 100 teachers attending the STA annual convention

Rob Dumont Energy Management Awards Dinner - $1,482.01 to provide environmentally sustainable wine for the dinner

Premier Brad Wall’s CO2 plan won’t fly in Paris

Nature Saskatchewan calls on new Liberal government to protect former PFRA pastures

In 2010, Canadians used an estimated 1.5 billion disposable coffee cups, equivalent to more than half a million trees

Web-based calculator helps you size window overhangs for optimal energy savings

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