Tuesday 20 June 2017

EcoSask News, June 20, 2017

black bear

Upcoming Events
Wildlife Rehab Volunteers, June 24 (Swift Current)
The Wildlife Rehabilitation Society of Saskatchewan is holding a volunteer orientation session from 1-3 pm, June 24, at the Swift Current Pharmasave.

P4G Regional Plan Info Session, June 27 (Martensville) 
Partners 4 Growth is holding an open house and public presentation on the draft regional plan from 4-8 pm, June 27. The draft Plan recommends a series of guiding principles and policies around land use, transportation, servicing, and implementation, as well as proposing new governance and administrative structures for the Region.

Sustainability Circle – Composting, July 6 (Regina) 
RPIRG Green Patch is hosting a session on composting and environmental sustainability from 3:30-5 pm, July 6.

Kitchen Scrap Propagation, July 7 (Saskatoon) 
The Saskatoon Food Bank and Learning Centre is hosting a workshop on kitchen scrap propagation from 6-8:30 pm, July 7, at the Garden Patch.

Wildlife Corridors, (webinar) 
Find out about the positive results of the wildlife corridors in Banff National Park in a Defender Radio podcast. Part Two will be available this coming week.

Looking Ahead
Carbon yXe, July 19-20 (Saskatoon) 
Saskatoon business leaders have invited the finalists of the international Carbon X Prize to Saskatoon for a summit on July 19 & 20, 2017. Finalists will have the opportunity to tell their stories while learning what Saskatchewan has to offer.

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

In the News
The City of Saskatoon is considering linking the cost of garbage collection with the amount of usage. Pay as you throw systems can reduce waste and promote recycling. Some methods are more effective than others.

Carlsberg Brewery is aiming for zero carbon emissions. “People in Carlsberg are more energised after Trump said no to the Paris agreement,” he said. “We feel we can take responsibility in our own hands and don’t need to depend on politicians for this." 

Swainsons Hawk with gopher

A Swainson’s Hawk had to put some effort into protecting its supper from two magpies and a crow.

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