Tuesday 6 September 2016

EcoSask News, September 6, 2016

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Upcoming Events
Household Hazardous Waste Day, Sept. 10 (Saskatoon) 
You can dispose of household hazardous waste (e.g. light bulbs, aerosols, fuels) at the SaskTel Centre from 9 am – 3:30 pm on Sept. 10.

Climate Change Update, Sept. 7 (Saskatoon) 
Peter Prebble, Saskatchewan Environmental Society, will provide an update on the latest climate science and actions the City of Saskatoon could take to cut community-wide greenhouse gas emissions at the Sept. 7 breakfast meeting of the Saskatchewan Energy Management Task Force.

Meet a Burrowing Owl, Sept. 11 (Saskatoon)
Meet Sage, the Saskatoon Zoo Society’s newest burrowing owl, at Wild Birds Unlimited at 1 pm, Sept. 11.

Meewasin Concept Plan Threatened, Sept. 15 (Saskatoon)
Doug Porteous, Manager, Community Development, Meewasin Valley Authority, will discuss what can be done about the threats to the Meewasin Concept Plan at the Saskatoon Nature Society’s monthly meeting at 7:30 pm, Sept. 15.

International Red Panda Day, Sept. 17 (Saskatoon) 
Join the Saskatoon Zoo Society in celebrating International Red Panda Day from 10 am to noon, Sept. 17, with activities for kids and information about the Zoo’s Red Panda.

Kisiskatchewan Water Alliance Network Rally, Sept. 18 (Saskatoon) 
The Kisiskatchewan Water Alliance Network is holding a rally and gathering of people concerned about the environmental catastrophe on the North Saskatchewan River at 4:30 pm, Sept. 18.


Saskatoon Nature Society Field Trips
Young Naturalists 
Nov. 5 – Bird Feeder Workshop
Dec. 3 – Paper Making Workshop
Space is limited; register early to avoid disappointment.

Golden Eagles 
Sept. 8, 8 am – Osler, Neuhorst & Warman Loop
Sept. 15, 8 am – Petrofka Orchard & Bridge Area
Sept. 22, 8 am – Goose Trip, Outlook
Retirees and partners who are interested in birds and the natural world are invited to participate in Golden Eagle field trips.

Other Saskatoon Nature Society Field Trips
Sept. 10 – Fall Bird Count
Sept. 17, 2-6:30 pm – Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area & Chappell Marsh Picnic
Sept. 24, 8-10 am – Forestry Farm Bird Walk
Check the Saskatoon Nature Society’s website for full details and updated information.

Nature Regina Field Trips 
Sept. 10, 9:30 am-noon – Lakeridge Park
Check Nature Regina’s website for full details and updated information.

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

Temperance Street Passive House 

In the News 
The Temperance Street Passive House is now net zero. A 6.2 KW PV system was installed by Rock Paper Sun. The house has been designed to be PH Plus. (via Robin Adair, The Green Builder)

The electric sector is at a turning point. Smart utilities are embracing distributed electricity.

Bugging - getting up close and personal with insects

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