Tuesday 1 August 2017

EcoSask News, August 1, 2017

gopher (Richardsons ground squirrel)

Upcoming Events
Build a Compost Tumbler, Aug. 12 (Saskatoon) 
The Saskatoon Food Bank and Learning Centre is hosting a workshop on building a compost tumbler from 12:30-2 pm, Aug. 12, at the Garden Patch.

Disruption, Aug. 16 (Regina) 
Cinema Politica is screening the film Disruption at 7 pm, Aug. 16. Disruption explores why we do so little about climate change when we know so much.

Summer Star Party, Aug. 23-27 (Cypress Hills) 
Observe the sun and the stars during the Royal Astronomical Society’s annual Summer Star Party at Cypress Hills Provincial Park’s dark-sky campground and observatory from Aug. 23-27.

Looking Ahead 
Nature Saskatchewan Fall Meet, Sept 29-Oct. 1 (Elbow) 
Nature Saskatchewan is holding its Fall Meet in Elbow from Sept. 29 to Oct. 1. There will be a tour of the Gardiner Dam and a Sand Dunes Hike.

U of S Sustainability Networking Fair, Oct. 12 (Saskatoon) 
The U of S Office of Sustainability is hosting a networking fair from 4:30-6:30 pm, Oct. 12, so students can meet businesses and organizations involved in sustainability initiatives. The event is being held in conjunction with the UN Sustainable Development Goals Youth Training Workshop.

UN Sustainable Development Goals, Oct. 12 (Saskatoon)
The USSU Sustainability Committee and the Office of Sustainability, University of Saskatchewan, are hosting a UN Sustainable Development Goals training seminar from 6:30-9:30 pm, Oct. 12.

Waste Reduction Week, Oct. 16-22 (Canada) 
The Saskatchewan Waste Reduction Council urges individuals and groups to plan a Waste Reduction Week (Oct. 16-22) activity.

gopher (Richardsons ground squirrel)

Nature Regina Field Trips
Aug. 19, 9 am-12 pm – Wandering Wascana Looking for Warblers
Check Nature Regina’s website for full details and updated information.

Saskatoon Nature Society Field Trips 
Golden Eagles 
Aug. 10, 7:30 am – Shore Birds
Aug. 17, 7:30 am – Ferries on the South Saskatchewan north of Saskatoon
Retirees and partners who are interested in birds and the natural world are invited to participate in Golden Eagle field trips.

Other Saskatoon Nature Society Field Trips 
Aug. 10, 6:30-8 pm – Botany Walk, MVA Trail
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 

In the News
"we are financing growth, in part, by irreversibly liquidating natural resources essential to our own long-term survival"

“If we can’t see the stars, how will we know our place in the universe?” Five tips for stargazing with children.

Canadians need better protection from oilsands cleanup liabilities by accounting for the costs now.

In the Netherlands, kids can borrow skates, skateboards, and bicycles.

“Peer-reviewed research shows Canada’s methane emissions are as much as 250 per cent higher than reported by industry and government,” said David Suzuki Foundation science and policy director Ian Bruce. “The responsible course is to move urgently and enact strong regulations to reduce methane emissions from the oil and gas sector and accelerate the transition to a clean energy economy.” 

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