Tuesday 10 May 2016

EcoSask News, May 10, 2016

American Robin

Upcoming Events
Green Drinks Saskatoon, May 13 (Saskatoon) 
Join Green Drinks Saskatoon at 5:30 pm, May 13, at the Saskatoon Brewery (NE corner of the building).

Household Hazardous Waste Day, May 14 (Saskatoon)
You can dispose of household hazardous waste (e.g. light bulbs, aerosols, fuels) at the SaskTel Centre from 9 am – 3:30 pm, May 14.

Wildlife Rehab. Volunteer Orientation, May 14 (Moosomin)
Wildlife Rehabilitation Society of Saskatchewan is holding a volunteer orientation session in Moosomin from 1-3 pm, May 14. More are being planned for other communities. Check the WRSOS website for information.

Newcomers Bird Day Celebration, May 14 (Regina)
Nature Saskatchewan and the Regina Open Door Society are holding a day-long Bird Day Celebration on May 14 at Last Mountain Lake. The event gives newcomers a chance to learn about Saskatchewan birds and participate in a variety of different activities.

Permaculture Book Club, May 15 & June 19 (Regina)
Regina’s Permaculture Book Club will be discussing The One Straw Revolution at their meetings from 1-3 pm, May 15 and June 19, at the Atlantis Coffee House.

Chaplin Lake Presentation, May 16 (Regina)
The annual general meeting of Nature Regina will include a talk about the Chaplin Lake Hemispheric Shorebird Reserve.

Renewable Energy Co-ops, May 17 (Saskatoon)
Roger Peters will discuss how community ownership has been a key factor in the success of renewable energy developments in several jurisdictions at 7 pm, May 17, as part of the Sustainable Speaker series at the Frances Morrison Library.

CANCELLED Bidder 70, May 18 (Regina)
Cinema Politica Regina will be showing the film Bidder 70, about climate activist Tim DeChristopher, at 7 pm, May 18, at the Artful Dodger.

Saskatoon Nature Viewing Sites, May 18 (Saskatoon)
There will be a book launch at 7 pm, May 18, at McNally Robinson Booksellers for the Saskatoon Nature Society’s updated edition of Nature Viewing Sites In and Around Saskatoon.

The Saskatoon Nature Society received a $1,000 EcoFriendly Action Grant to ensure that the publication was affordable.

Congratulations to the authors and editor: Donna Bruce, Joan Feather, and Anna Leighton.

Passive House & Net Zero Meetup, May 19 (Saskatoon)
Passive house and net zero builders and designers are invited to attend a meetup at 5 pm, May 19, at the Congress Beer House.

Grasslands Star Night, May 28 (Grasslands National Park)
The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada will be hosting a public star night in the East Block of Grasslands National Park on May 28.

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

Did You Know?
The Saskatchewan Waste Reduction Council is now offering a waste assessment service to help businesses divert waste from the landfill

Think twice about buying new, buying virgin, buying something you don't need

Beyond Recycling is a solutions-focused sustainability education program in southwest British Columbia

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