Tuesday 9 May 2017

EcoSask News, May 9, 2017

trees flowering

Upcoming Events
Bike to Work Week, May 15-19 (Saskatoon) 
This year’s first Bike to Work Week, May 15-19, offers daily commuter stations, a bicycle scavenger hunt, bicycling north send-out, and a bike rave.

Watching Wildlife in PA National Park, May 16 (Saskatoon) 
David Henry will talk about his book Watching Wildlife in Prince Albert National Park (book review), at 7 pm, May 16, at the Frances Morrison Library as part of the Sustainable Speaker Series.

Textile Waste and Recycling, May 17 (Saskatoon) 
What happens to unused clothing and how can we keep textiles out of our landfills? Find out more about textile waste and recycling from 2-4 pm, May 17, in Saskatoon.

Permaculture Saskatchewan AGM, May 17 (Saskatoon) 
Permaculture Saskatchewan is holding its annual general meeting at 7 pm, May 17. Guest speaker Steven Wiig will talk about the Oltumo Maasai Project.

Saskatoon Seed Library, May 17 (Saskatoon) 
Learn about seed harvesting, seed insecurity, and the Saskatoon Seed Library at 7 pm, May 17, at the Cliff Wright Branch Library.

Spring Bird Count, May 20 (Regina) 
Naturalists are relaunching Regina’s Spring Bird Count. Meet at 7:30 am, May 20, in front of the Legislature. All skill levels are welcome; each group will be led by a knowledgeable birder.

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

We are delighted to be an ongoing sponsor of Saskatoon’s NatureCity Festival. This year’s Festival Calendar of Events is amazing! 

In the News 
"we humans have created near immortality, not for ourselves, but for our supermarket food wrappings"

A neighbourhood flyways program and an urban bird treaty - great ideas from Seattle, Washington 

Vancouver is currently reaping the benefits of a green building policy. Let’s hope Saskatchewan cities follow their lead.

Here are some ideas for getting people to stop using disposable coffee mugs.

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