Tuesday 3 January 2017

EcoSask News, January 3, 2017

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Upcoming Events
SK Energy Management Task Force, Jan. 11 (Saskatoon)
Megan Patterson & Dallas Munro, SaskPower, will discuss the corporation’s challenges and review their demand-side management & industrial programs. Saskatchewan Energy Management Task Force meetings are held at 7 am at the Confederation Inn, 3330 Fairlight Drive.

EcoFemme, Jan. 11 (Regina)
Learn how to create eco-friendly sanitary pads from 6:30-8:30 pm, Jan. 11, at the Regina Central Library.

Towards a Prairie Atonement, Jan. 11 (Saskatoon) 
Trevor Herriot will read from his new book, Towards a Prairie Atonement, at 7 pm, Jan. 11, at the Frances Morrison Library.

Green Goddess, Jan. 12/15 (Regina) 
Learn how to make homemade beauty products with natural ingredients from your kitchen from 7-8 pm, Jan. 12, at the Glen Elm Library, and from 2-3 pm, Jan. 15, at the George Bothwell Library, Regina. Teens welcome. Supplies provided.

SaskOutdoors AGM, Jan. 14 (Saskatoon)
SaskOutdoors is holding its AGM on Jan. 14 at Beaver Creek Camp. Paul Stinson will talk about the Global RCE Conference in Indonesia and its implications for education for sustainability in Saskatchewan.

Looking Ahead
School Gardening Conference, Feb. 3 & 4 (Saskatoon) 
Agriculture in the Classroom is hosting a School Gardening Conference on Feb. 3 & 4 at Wanuskewin Heritage Park. Register at programs@aitc.sk.ca by Jan. 16.

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

In the News 
Green Burials - Lynn Oliphant has set up a private cemetery for green burials.

The Post-Coal Economy - “In the heart of Appalachia, in places like West Virginia and eastern Kentucky, life has long been built around coal, figuratively and literally. . . . But coal—and the traditional idea of coal country with it—is dying. . . . But this is less a story about coal’s decline than it is about what the people left in the wake of that descent can do after to quickly strengthen economic muscles that atrophied while coal grew more and more powerful. . . . When citizens are given the resources they need to open a business or retrain for a new job, Bollinger says, "People making decisions about the economic conditions around them generally make good decisions."

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