Tuesday 15 November 2016

EcoSask News, November 15, 2016

Swainson's hawk

Upcoming Events
Photography with a Purpose, Nov. 15 (Regina)
Branimir Gjetvaj will present at the Regina Photo Club on Nov. 15 on the topic, Photography with a Purpose – Reflections by a Conservation Photographer.

No Dakota Access Pipeline: Solidarity Teach-In, Nov. 15 (Saskatoon)
Event organizers will make sense of No Dakota Access Pipeline in the local context from 4-6 pm, Nov. 15, at the No Dakota Access Pipeline: Solidarity Teach-In.

Stormwater Management, Nov. 15 (Saskatoon)
Matt Wooten will discuss Qcritical, a stormwater management system, at Tox on Tap, 6-9 pm, Nov. 15.

Permaculture Regina AGM & Herbs, Nov. 18 (Regina)
Jenine Demyen will talk about 5 useful Saskatchewan herbs at the Nov. 18 annual general meeting of Permaculture Regina.

Toward a Prairie Atonement, Nov. 18 (Saskatoon)
Trevor Herriot will read from his latest book, Towards a Prairie Atonement, at 7 pm, Nov. 18, at McNally Robinsons Booksellers.

For more book suggestions, check our list of Saskatchewan nature and environment books.

Household Hazardous Waste Day, Nov. 19 (Saskatoon)
You can dispose of household hazardous waste (e.g. light bulbs, aerosols, fuels) at the SaskTel Centre from 9 am – 3:30 pm, Nov. 19.

Saskatoon Nature Society Field Trips (Saskatoon)
Nov. 20, 1:30-5 pm – Pike Lake Birding
Nov. 27, 2-3 pm – Pre-Grey Cup Birding at President Murray Park
Dec. 3, 9 am-5 pm – Gardiner Dam Birding
Check the Saskatoon Nature Society’s website for full details and updated information.

Greet an Owl, Nov. 20 (Saskatoon)
Meet Spirt, a Great Horned Owl, at 1 pm, Nov. 20, at Wild Birds Unlimited.

Birds of Prey, Nov. 21 (Regina)
Dr. Ryan Fisher will discuss his research on the Ferruginous Hawk at the Nov. 21 meeting of Nature Regina.

Aboriginal & Northern Engagement in Environmental Remediation, Nov. 23 (Regina/Saskatoon)
Successes and Challenges: Aboriginal and Northern Engagement in Environmental Remediation Projects, a Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy lecture presented by Dr. Joe Muldoon, Saskatchewan Research Council, and Vice-Chief Joseph Tsannie, Prince Albert Grand Council, will be broadcast from 1:30-3 pm, Nov. 23, in Saskatoon and Regina.

Indigenous Perspectives on Conservation, Nov. 24 (Lumsden)
Rodger Ross, a M├ętis/Nehiyaw (Cree) and independent film producer will speak on Indigenous Perspectives on Conservation at 7 pm, Nov. 24, at Lumsden High School.

Agriculture in a Changing Climate, Nov. 24-26 (Saskatoon)
The National Farmers’ Union will be discussing Agriculture in a Changing Climate at their annual convention Nov. 24-26 in Saskatoon. The public is invited to hear Kent Mullinix speak about revitalizing family-based agriculture and farming communities while advancing food and farming systems that embody environmental stewardship, social equity, justice, and economic viability at 7 pm, Nov. 24.

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

Build a Fence for Wildlife
Help Living Sky Wildlife Rehabilitation build a perimeter fence to keep their rescued animals safe. Buy a board, a post, or some concrete.

In the News
Discover ways for you and others to connect with nature in Canadian Parks Council’s Nature Playbook

Shoppers must use their purchasing power to lead the green products revolution - "it’s the pull of consumers and the market that ultimately fuels the biggest changes"

The zero-waste pantry and freezer - no more unwanted, unused leftovers

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