Tuesday 14 June 2016

EcoSask News, June 14, 2016

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Coming Soon
Flin Flon Flim Flam, June 14 (Saskatoon), June 17 (Regina) 
Flin Flon Flim Flam, a documentary outlining Hudbay Minerals' environmental contamination in Flin Flon will be screened on June 14 in Saskatoon and on June 17 in Regina.

SES Solar Co-op AGM, June 15 (Saskatoon) 
The SES Solar Co-op is holding its first AGM at 7 pm, June 15. There will be a presentation on solar energy use following election of board members.

Temperance Street Passive House Tour, June 18/19 (Saskatoon) 
There will be an open house/tour of the passive house at 1102 Temperance Street on June 18 from 12-2 pm and on June 19 from 2-5 pm.

Off Grid Home Tour, June 19 (Prince Albert) 
Prince Albert Parkland Permaculture Guild is hosting an off-grid home tour in Snowden on June 19.

Climate Solutions Book Club, June 22 (Saskatoon)
Turning the Tide and The Stand are hosting a Climate Solutions Book Club at 7 pm, June 22, to discuss Gordon Laxer’s After the Sands: Energy and Ecological Security for Canadians.

Dutch Elm Disease, June 22 (Saskatoon)
The City of Saskatoon’s department of Urban Forestry is offering a presentation on Dutch Elm Disease at 7 pm, June 22, at the Frances Morrison Library.

Composting Workshop, June 22/23 (Saskatoon)
Saskatoon’s Compost Coaches are offering a workshop on different composting options, including trench composting, mulching, vermicompost and bokashi fermentation at 6 pm, June 22, at the Saskatoon Food Bank’s Garden Patch and at 7 pm, June 23, at the Rusty MacDonald Library.

Household Hazardous Waste Day, June 18 (Saskatoon)
You can dispose of household hazardous waste (e.g. light bulbs, aerosols, fuels) at the SaskTel Centre in Saskatoon from 9 am – 3:30 pm on June 18.

Burdock Blitz at Fairy Hill, June 24 (Regina)
Join Nature Conservancy of Canada as they remove burdock from their Fairy Hill property in the Qu’Appelle Valley. Burdock burs can fatally entangle small birds and bats.

Household Hazardous Waste Day, June 25 (Regina)
You can dispose of household hazardous waste, major appliances, rimless tires, and some electronics at the City of Regina’s Public Works Yard (2425 4th Avenue) from 9 am – 3:45 pm on June 25.

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Looking Ahead
Grey Owl Canoe Trip, June 30 – July 3 (PANP)
CanoeSki Discovery Company is offering a 4-day canoe trip to Grey Owl’s Cabin. A 16-year-old from Regina provides an account of her trip.

Nature Photography, Jul 3-7 (Ness Creek)
Join John Murray for a nature photography course at the Art School of the North at Ness Creek from Jul 3-7 (concurrent with FiddlyNess).

Family Voyageurs Canoe Trip, Jul 8-10 (PANP)
CanoeSki Discovery Company is offering a family wilderness canoe-camping trip in Prince Albert National Park catering to younger paddlers from Jul 8-10.

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

Interesting News Stories 
Woody Harrelson says we have the power to change the world: “You have the ability to support and promote the type of world you want to live in, right now, at this moment. Every single time you spend money you are casting a vote for the type of world you want to live in.”

More than 99% of the US and Europe live under light-polluted skies. And, unless careful consideration is given to colour and light levels, the transition to LED lighting could make it two to three times worse.

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