Tuesday 26 September 2017

EcoSask News, September 26, 2017

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Upcoming Events
World Green Building Week, Sept. 25-Oct. 1
Buildings account for over a third of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. Find out more on the World Green Building Week website.

Master Naturalist Field Trip, Sept. 27 (SK)
Register now for the SK Master Naturalist Field Trip on Sept. 27 to Last Mountain Lake National Wildlife Area. The day trip is the outdoor component of the Prairie Ecosystems module. A classroom component will be offered this winter.

Campus Master Plan Open House, Sept. 27 (Saskatoon)
The University of Saskatchewan is holding a public open house from 4-8 pm, Sept. 27, at Louis’ Loft to discuss the development of the university’s new Campus Master Plan.

Be A Weed Warrior, Sept. 28 (Findlater)
The Native Plant Society of Saskatchewan is looking for volunteers to search for invasive salt cedar near Findlater on Sept. 28.

Wildlife Rehab Volunteers, Sept. 30/Oct. 1 (Yorkton)
Wildlife Rehabilitation Society of Saskatchewan will be holding a new volunteer information and orientation session in Yorkton in conjunction with Pet Expo on Sept 30 or Oct 1. If you're interested, contact Sean at shonersquid20@yahoo.ca or stop by the WRSOS booth at Pet Expo.

Selling Green Housing, Oct. 4 (Saskatoon)
Nathan Jones, Bill Madder, and Marcus Prebble will discuss selling green housing in Saskatoon at the Oct. 4 meeting of the Saskatchewan Energy Management Task Force.

Crude Power: Oil, Money & Influence in SK, Oct. 4 (Regina)
The film Crude Power: Oil, Money & Influence in Saskatchewan, produced by University of Regina School of Journalism students, will have its premiere followed by a panel discussion at 7 pm, Oct. 4.

Climate Reality Canada (webinar series), Sept./Oct.
Climate Reality Canada is presenting a fall webinar series at no cost.
Sept. 28, 2 pm – Experiential Change: One Month of Living Differently
Oct. 3, 5 pm – Best Practices in Municipal Ecofiscal Policy
Oct. 12, 2 pm – Legal Powers & Responsibilities of Municipalities
Oct. 17, 5 pm – Well-being for All: Taking your Institution Carbon Neutral
Oct. 26, 2 pm – Tarifer la Pollution: Etablir des Précédents à travers la Gestion des Déchets et de l’Eau


Saskatoon Nature Society Field Trips
Golden Eagles
Oct. 5, 9 am – Whooping Cranes
Oct. 12, 9 am – Blackstrap, Indi Lakes Area
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 
Oct. 7, 8 am-5 pm – Whooping Crane Field Trip
Oct. 9, 9:30-11:30 am – Woodlawn Cemetery Bird Walk
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 

Rob Dumont Energy Management Awards 
The Rob Dumont Energy Management Awards recognizing and honouring outstanding achievement in energy management will be presented on Oct. 4. There are so many outstanding individuals and organizations on the list of nominees! EcoFriendly Sask is honoured to be one of them.

In the News 
The murder of the energy industry is key to it securing a bright future

10 key ingredients of a green, healthy community

The wildlife value of a messy garden

#BugsR4Girls: How 8-year-old Sophia Spencer co-authored a scientific paper on bugs

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