Tuesday 21 February 2017

EcoSask News, February 21, 2017

Prairie dog

Upcoming Events
HABISask, Feb. 27 (webinar) 
Ben Sawa, SK Ministry of Environment, will be giving a webinar about the new online mapping application HABISask – Hunting, Angling and Biodiversity Information of Saskatchewan – on Feb. 27 as part of SK-PCAP's Native Prairie Speaker series.

Greater Sage Grouse, Mar. 1 (Mankota)
Beatriz Preito, SK Conservation Data Centre, will talk about non-intrusive methods for monitoring greater sage grouse at 7:30 pm, Mar. 1, in Mankota, as part of SK-PCAP's Native Prairie Speaker series.

SES Solar Co-op, Mar. 1 (Saskatoon) 
Jason Praski will provide an update on the activities of the Saskatchewan Environmental Society’s Solar Co-op at the Mar. 1 meeting of the Saskatchewan Energy Management Task Force.

Climate Change Resiliency & Hospitals, Mar. 2 (webinar) 
The Canadian Coalition for Green Health Care is offering a Climate Change Resiliency webinar on Mar. 2. Two Canadian hospitals will share what they are doing to ensure they are more resilient to the impacts of climate change.

Cultivating Food Security, Mar. 3 (Regina) 
Cultivating Food Security: How to Save Seeds & Grow Microgreens will take place from 6:30-9 pm, Mar. 3, at the Regina Floral Conservatory.

Climate Change Conversation, Mar. 4 (Pike Lake) 
Rosetown Elrose NDP is holding a climate change forum along with their AGM at Pike Lake on Mar. 4. Three panelists will discuss policy, passive home construction, and solar power.

Lead Green Associate Training, Mar. 4 (Saskatoon)
The U of S Office of Sustainability is offering a half-day Lead Green Associate Training on Mar. 4 with reduced rates for students. The course is designed to help students obtain certified knowledge of the green building industry.

Big Bike Adventure Hunt, Mar. 5 (Saskatoon) 
Bike Doctor Detours is hosting a bike adventure hunt on Mar. 5 for teams or father/daughter, mother/son duos.

Burrowing owls

Saskatoon Nature Society Field Trips
Feb. 25, 1-3 pm – Weir and City Park Birding
Mar. 4, 9 am-5 pm – Gardiner Dam Field Trip
Mar. 12, 1:30-5 pm – Pike Lake Birding
Check the Saskatoon Nature Society’s website for full details and updated information.

Nature Regina Field Trips 
Mar. 11, 10 am-noon – Wascana Winter Birds and Wildlife
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 

In the News 
“When we subsidize roads, socialize the costs of pollution, crashes and parking, and even legally require that our communities be built in ways that make it impossible to live without a car, we send people strong signals to buy and own cars and to drive—a lot.”

“We’ve worked so hard to professionalize science, but then scientists became the elite and isolated. Now [science] is returning the power back to the public.”

Fleece microfibers make up 85 percent of beach pollution. But how you wash your clothes can change everything.

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