Tuesday 22 November 2016

EcoSask News, November 22, 2016

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Upcoming Events
Saskatoon CarShare Social, Nov. 23 (Saskatoon)
Interested in car sharing and sustainable transportation? Chat with Saskatoon CarShare Co-operative members at Amigo’s from 5-10 pm, Nov. 23.

Gone Wild for Wildlife, Nov. 26 (Saskatoon)
Bring your kids to Gone Wild for Wildlife, a wildlife educational event and fundraiser put on by the Wildlife Rehabilitation Society of Saskatchewan from 10 am to 5 pm, Nov. 26, at Prairieland Park, Hall C.

Carbonless Concert, Nov. 26 (Saskatoon)
The second in a series of Carbonless Concerts to promote local live music and renewable energy will be held at d’Lish by Tish CafĂ© on Nov. 26 from 6:30-9 pm.

Bird Watching for Beginners, Nov. 28/Dec. 3 (Regina)
Jared Clarke is co-hosting a Bird Watching for Beginners workshop in Regina. There will be an in-class session on Nov. 28 and small group bird watching in Wascana Park on Dec. 3. To register, call 306-581-6819 or email SKatlasReg8@gmail.com.

Rethinking Cretaceous Climate, Nov. 29 (Saskatoon)
Curious about greenhouse gases? Warmer ocean temperatures? Changing sea levels? Plate tectonics? It all happened during the Cretaceous! Join William W. Hay, a paleoclimatologist and paleoceanographer from the University of Colorado, as he discusses these issues and more at 7 pm, Nov. 29.

Chasing Sand Tiger Beetles, Nov. 29 (webinar)
Join Aaron Bell from Troutreach Saskatchewan as he discusses his research on the endangered Big Gibson’s Sand Tiger Beetle in the Elbow Sand Hills in a Nov. 29 webinar offered by SK-PCAP.

Save the Last Dance, Nov. 30 (Val Marie)
Learn about Grasslands National Park’s science-based Greater Sage Grouse recovery program in Val Marie on Nov. 30 at 7:30 pm.

Conservation Awareness & Appreciation Supper, Dec. 1 (Frontier)
Nature Saskatchewan is holding a free conservation awareness and appreciation supper in Frontier on Dec. 1. There will be presentations on the Stewards of Saskatchewan, South of the Divide Conservation Action, and Greater Sage-Grouse Recovery programs, as well as the importance of conservation in paleontology. RSVP (obo@naturesask.ca) by November 24 if you are planning on attending.

Storytime at the Zoo, Nov. 29-Dec. 14 (Saskatoon)
Join Saskatoon Library staff at the Zoo for stories, songs, and a chance to meet one of the zoo animals from 1:30-2:30 pm, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, from Nov. 29-Dec. 14.

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Looking Ahead
Native Prairie Restoration and Reclamation Workshop, Feb. 8-9 (Regina)
The theme of the 2017 Native Prairie Restoration and Reclamation Workshop, Feb. 8-9 in Regina, is Reclaiming Spaces – Restoring Species. Registration is now open.

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

In the News
Cities use almost two-thirds of the world’s energy and account for more than 70% of all greenhouse gases. Five innovations, ranging from financial mechanisms to new technologies, could help cities lead the energy future.

Cathy Holtslander, National Farmers’ Union, outlines the pros and cons of carbon pricing, especially as they apply to farmers and agriculture.

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