Tuesday 19 September 2017

EcoSask News, September 19, 2017


Upcoming Events
Ground Zero: A Delicate Balance, Sept. 21 (Saskatoon)
20 years after production, Thomega Entertainment is broadcasting its Sask-made documentary, Ground Zero: A Delicate Balance, followed by a discussion at 7 pm, Sept. 21, at Broadway Theatre.

Energy Dialogues, Sept. 23 (Regina)
Young adults (18-35) are invited to share what they want for the Canadian energy system by 2050 at Energy Dialogues, 1-3 pm, Sept. 23, in Regina.

Fall Photo Trip, Sept. 23 (Saskatoon)
Join the Saskatoon Camera Club on their Sept. 19 fall field trip to Gardiner Dam.

Breakthroughs in Water Security Research (Saskatoon & live stream video)
The Global Institute for Water Security and the School of Environment and Sustainability, U of S, are presenting a weekly seminar series featuring top water experts. Lectures are free and the public is welcome. All lectures will be available by live stream video. They are normally held on Wednesdays at 3:30 pm.
Sept. 27, 3:30The Soil is Not Enough

Adventures of a Wildlife Veterinarian, Sept. 24 (Saskatoon)
Jerry Haigh will present his book Porcupines to Polar Bears at 11 am, Sept. 24, at Saskatoon’s Word on the Street.

Greater Sage-Grouse Recovery Efforts in Montana, Sept. 27 (webinar)
Heather Nenninger, Sage Grouse Initiative, will speak about Greater Sage-Grouse Recovery Efforts in Montana at noon, Sept. 27, as part of SK PCAP’s Native Prairie Speaker Series.

Solar Eclipse Explanation, Sept. 27 (North Battleford)
Eclipse enthusiast Don MacKinnon will describe his recent trip to watch the August 2017 solar eclipse at 7 pm, Sept. 27, at the North Battleford Public Library.

Boreal Mushrooms, Sept. 27 & 29 (Prince Albert)
David Stevenson will give a presentation on boreal mushrooms at the John M. Cuelenaere Public Library at 7 pm, Sept. 27, to be followed up with a mushroom foray at Little Red Park at 10 am, Sept. 29.

Carbonless Concert X, Sept. 30 (Saskatoon)
Solar-powered Carbonless Concert X will be held from 6:30-9 pm, Sept. 30, at the Graduate Student Commons, U of S. Admission is free as the concert series celebrates its first-year anniversary.

The Lorax, Sept. 30 (Prince Albert)
Celebrate National Forest Week at a screening of The Lorax at 2:30 pm, Sept. 30, at the John M. Cuelenaere Public Library, Prince Albert.

An Evening with Jane Goodall, Sept. 30 (Saskatoon)
Dr. Jane Goodall will be speaking in Saskatoon at 7 pm, Sept. 30.

Nature Journaling Workshop, Oct. 1 (Saskatoon)
SaskOutdoors is offering a nature journaling workshop from 1-4 pm, Oct. 1, in Saskatoon.

Rob Dumont Energy Management Awards Dinner, Oct. 4 (Saskatoon)
Attend the Rob Dumont Energy Management Awards Dinner on Oct. 4 in Saskatoon honouring the lifetime achievement award winner Harold Orr.

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

Wanted: Wildlife Rehab Volunteers 
The Wildlife Rehabilitation Society of Saskatchewan is eager for more volunteers in southern Saskatchewan. If you are interested in answering the phone or transporting injured animals, email either jamilleheer@hotmail.com or miss.pippin@hotmail.com. They’ll send you details about an upcoming volunteer orientation in Regina.

In the News 
Take your weird bug questions to Saskatoon zoologist's Prairie Whatsits

Electric light has fundamentally altered our lives, our bodies, and the very nature of our sleep [video]

"Discontentment is the motivation for our restless desire to spend. Consumer products must promise paradise. But they must systematically deliver much, much less. . . . The success of consumer society lies not in meeting our needs but in its spectacular ability to repeatedly disappoint us."

Meet Canada’s bats in the Toronto Zoo’s publication, Bats: A Conservation Guide

During Hurricane Irma’s power outages, some houses kept the lights on with solar and batteries

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