Tuesday 24 January 2017

EcoSask News, January 24, 2017

frosty river scene

Upcoming Events
Carbonless Concert Series III, Jan. 28 (Saskatoon) 
The third instalment of a series of Carbonless Concerts to promote local live music and renewable energy will be held at D’lish from 6:30-9 pm, Jan. 28.

Aboriginal & Northern Engagement in Environmental Remediation Projects, Jan. 31 (video conference) 
Dr. Joe Muldoon, SRC, and Vice-Chief Joseph Tsannie, Prince Albert Grand Council, will discuss mine remediation best practice from 10:30-12, Jan. 31, in a video conference based in Regina and Saskatoon.

Food & Sustainability, Feb. 1 (Saskatoon)
Join Grant Wood, Dr. Phil Loring, Dr. Michael Schwandt for a panel discussion on sustainability and food from 5-6:30 pm, Feb. 1, at Louis’ at the University of Saskatchewan. Complimentary food featuring local ingredients will be provided. RSVP online.

Carbon Pricing in SK, Feb. 1 (Regina) 
Panelists will discuss carbon pricing in Saskatchewan from 7-8:30 pm, Feb. 1, at the University of Regina.

Integrating Environment & Sustainability at U of S, Feb. 1 (Saskatoon) 
Margret Asmuss, Sustainability Coordinator, University of Saskatchewan, will discuss integrating environment and sustainability into education and research at the U of S at the Saskatchewan Energy Management Task Force meeting on Feb. 1.

Nature of Cities, Feb. 2 (Saskatoon) 
Watch a film about how our urban environments can be integrated with nature at 2 pm, Feb. 2, at the Mayfair Library.

Sustainability & Education, Feb. 3 (Saskatoon) 
Dr. Philip Loring will discuss Sustainability Issues as Education Issues or Education Issues as Sustainability Issues? Lessons from Rural Alaska from 3-4 pm, Feb. 3, at the U of S.

Waste Reduction Workshop, Feb. 4 (Saskatoon) 
The founders of Waste Not YXE will share what, why, and how they are reducing waste from 2-4 pm, Feb. 4.

Bidder 70, Feb. 6 (Prince Albert) 
Join the Council of Canadians - Prince Albert chapter to view Bidder 70, civil disobedience that held government and industry accountable.

Frost flower 2

Looking Ahead
Beekeeping Seminars (Lloydminster, Saskatoon, Yorkton)
Peavey Mart is offering free beekeeping seminars as follows:
Feb. 28 - Lloydminster
Mar. 1 - Saskatoon
Mar. 2 - Yorkton

Co-Create: Waste ReForum, May 17-19 (Saskatoon) 
Registration is now open for the 2017 Waste ReForum. The conference will examine the role of waste reduction and waste management in a circular economy and look at ways we all can contribute to arriving at solutions.

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

In the News
Congratulations to The Green Builder and Chain Reaction Urban Farm, SABEX award finalists.

What Works in Conservation 2017, a free online book, evaluates the outcomes of specific conservation practices reported in more than 150 scientific journals as well as in unpublished reports and other literature from around the world.

Wind and solar are making progress - but not as much as headlines would imply: how renewable energy advocates are hurting the climate cause.

The Nanaimo Aboriginal Centre Passive House will provide 25 affordable suites for youth, elders and families of the local aboriginal community.

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