Tuesday 11 July 2017

EcoSask News, July 11, 2017


Upcoming Events
LEED Building Tour & Networking Event, July 13 (Regina) 
Canada Green Building Council is offering a LEED building tour of the Mosaic Tower at Hill Centre III followed by a networking event from 5:15-6:15 pm, July 13.

Blue Gold: World Water Wars, July 19 (Regina) 
Cinema Politica is screening Blue Gold: World Water Wars at 7 pm, July 19, in Regina.

Operation Burrowing Owl 30th Anniversary Dinner, July 20 (Regina)
Join Operation Burrowing Owl as they celebrate their 30th anniversary with a dinner on July 20.

Rainwater Harvesting, July 22 (Regina) 
Learn how to install and maintain a rain barrel and use rainwater for all your gardening needs at Edible Landscapes' Rainwater Harvesting workshop from 1-4 pm, July 22, near Regina.

Bokashi Composting, July 22 (Saskatoon) 
The Saskatoon Food Bank and Learning Centre is hosting a workshop on bokashi composting from 12:30-2:30 pm, July 22, at the Garden Patch.

Walking Saskatoon, July 23 (Saskatoon) 
Walking Saskatoon is meeting from 1-2:30 pm, July 23, in the Brainsport Event Room. They’ll be talking with the Active Transportation Plan Coordinator about the state of the Plan.

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


In the News
The Ecological Citizen is an online peer-reviewed journal. It aims to advance ecological knowledge, champion Earth-centred action, and inspire ecocentric citizenship. Articles in the first issue cover Why Ecocentrism? The Ethical and the Practical Imperative and Wild Democracy: A Grassroots Vision to Transcend Capitalism.

"one aspect of urban nature remains underappreciated: wildness. Places where nobody is telling nature what to do. Where it’s not landscaped or improved or turned to human ends"

Where do we draw the line in conservation intervention projects when we are in the midst of an ever-evolving nature? 

Will the next generation of tires be made from dandelions?

This is how climate scepticism becomes climate cynicism: doubts about the evidence are replaced by doubts about the motives of the people using it. [long read but informative]

"advances in technology and battery storage are making the grid ever-more capable of accommodating wind and solar power" 

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