Tuesday 23 February 2016

EcoSask News, February 23, 2016


Upcoming Events
Set the Agenda & Leap Forward, Feb. 29
Climate Friendly Zone and Climate Justice Saskatoon are hosting a come-and-go social from 7-9 pm, Feb. 29. Activities will be designed to get participants thinking about how they can work together to bring about change in Saskatoon.

Roof Ice Damming, Mar. 2 
David Fetsch, Sun Ridge Residential, will discuss the prevention of roof ice dams at the Mar. 2 breakfast meeting of the SK Energy Management Task Force.

Project Wet, Mar. 5 (Regina)
SaskOutdoors is offering a Project Wet workshop in Regina on Mar. 5.

Wildlife Society AGM, Mar. 5 (Regina)
The Saskatchewan Chapter of The Wildlife Society is holding its AGM in Regina on Mar. 5. There is a student conclave on Mar. 13.

Winter Camping Skills Weekend, Mar. 5-6
SaskOutdoors will teach the skills needed to get outdoors in the winter on Mar. 5-6 at Blackstrap Provincial Park.

Sustainable Procurement Workshop, Mar. 8
The Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce is offering a sustainable procurement workshop to interested businesses and organizations from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm, Mar. 8. Seating is limited so register early.

Wildlife Rehab Volunteer Orientation, Mar. 12
The Wildlife Rehabilitation Society of Saskatchewan is offering a volunteer orientation session on Mar. 12 from 1-3 pm in Saskatoon. Additional sessions are being planned for other centres around the province; check the WRSOS website for additional information.

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


January/February Action Grants - $7,600 for 7 projects
EcoFriendly Sask offered the following grants in January/February 2016:
Wild About Saskatoon - $5,000 to support the 2016 NatureCity Festival
Food Waste Coalition, Saskatoon - $400 to purchase the viewing rights to Just Eat It
Grade 8 class, St. George School - $500 for supplies for their Student Action for a Sustainable Future projects
John Paul II Key Club, North Battleford - $500 for supplies for planting trees in and around the Battlefords
Elysium Music and Arts Foundation Inc. - $200 for signage to promote environmental awareness at Ness Creek Campsite
Marion Graham Outdoor Club - $500 for two pairs of skis for students who wouldn't otherwise have the opportunity to get outdoors and develop a stronger connection with the planet
Saskatoon Cycles - $500 to promote alternate means of transportation by assisting with expenses for IceCycle and author presentation on Feb. 27

Janna Perry is investigating the feasibility of setting up a native prairie plant nursery in Saskatoon and asks people to complete her survey.

Two new apps for citizen scientists:
The NatureHood app is intended to help high school students identify and map wildlife sightings.
The YardMap Network is designed to help professional scientists and interested individuals collect and map data about local bird habitats.

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