Tuesday 18 July 2017

EcoSask News, July 18, 2017

Cedar Waxwing parent feeding juvenile

Upcoming Events
Science in the Park, July 18 (Regina)
Harbour Landing and the Saskatchewan Science Centre are hosting Science in the Park for kids from 6-8 pm, July 18. There will be a Superheroes of Sustainability stage show at 7 pm.

Bee-Friendly Planting Bee, July 21 (Saskatoon) 
Help re-create habitat for indigenous pollinators in a planting bee at the Prairie Habitat Garden from 9 am-5 pm, July 21.

Prioritizing Conservation in Saskatchewan, July 24 (webinar)
Kylie Garchinski will discuss the Nature Conservancy of Canada: Prioritizing Conservation in Saskatchewan in a noon-hour webinar on July 24.

Northeast Swale Bioblitz, July 26 (Saskatoon)
Meewasin Valley Authority is hosting a bioblitz at the Northeast Swale from 5 am-9 pm, July 26. Activities will include grassland bird point counts, wetland macro-invertebrate sampling, insect traps and sweeps, small mammal traps, plant inventories, ecological health assessments.

Carbonless Concert Jam Night, July 29 (Sask)
Join Jay Maillet and friends for a Carbonless Concert Jam Night from 6:30-9 pm, July 29. Everyone is invited to participate.

Family-Friendly Summer EcoTour, Aug. 4-5 (Last Mountain Lake)
SaskOutdoors is planning a Family-Friendly Summer Ecotour at the north end of Last Mountain Lake, Aug. 4-5.

Looking Ahead
Nature Grandparenting, Sept. 5-Oct. 10 (Saskatoon)
Wildernook Fresh Air Learning will be running a Nature Grandparenting program on Tuesday mornings from Sept. 5 to Oct. 10.

An Evening with Jane Goodall, Sept. 30 (Saskatoon)
Dr. Jane Goodall will describe her extraordinary scientific breakthroughs in animal behaviour and her journey to becoming one of the world’s most prominent and active conservationists from 7-10 pm, Sept. 30, in Saskatoon.

Saskatoon Nature Society Field Trips
Golden Eagles
July 27, 8 am – The Quill Lakes
Retirees and partners who are interested in birds and the natural world are invited to participate in Golden Eagles field trips.
Other Saskatoon Nature Society Field Trips
July 23, 8 am-4:30 pm – Shorebird Trip
July 30, 2-4:30 pm – Botany Walk, Sutherland Beach
Check the Saskatoon Nature Society’s website for full details and updated information.

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

House Wren nestlings

In the News
Nelson, BC, is home to Canada’s first municipally-owned solar farm.

The City of Calgary is looking for a new strategy to help residents better co-exist with coyotes. In most cases of human-coyote conflict, it’s the actions of humans that are the primary cause.

On a finite planet, endless economic growth is not an option.

Want to fight climate change? Have fewer children, sell your car, take fewer flights, and eat a vegetarian diet.

Coca Cola sells more than 100 billion single-use plastic bottles a year. Why aren’t they 100% recycled plastic?

Since we can’t make flying sustainable right now, we need to make the best possible use of the planes that we have, cutting emissions where we can. Limiting the number of luxury seats is one of the easiest things we can do.

To be efficient and fair, a transportation system must serve diverse demands, including the needs of people who for any reason cannot, should not, or prefer not to drive.

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