Tuesday 24 October 2017

EcoSask News, October 24, 2017

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Upcoming Events
Household Hazardous Waste Day, Oct. 28 (Saskatoon)
You can dispose of household hazardous waste in Saskatoon from 9 am – 3:30 pm, Oct. 28.

Jadis, the Red-tailed Hawk, Oct. 25 (Saskatoon)
Meet Jadis, the Red-tailed Hawk, at 7 pm, Oct. 25, at Wild Birds Unlimited.

Wash Away the Garden Woes, Nov. 1 (Saskatoon)
Join PermaSask members from 7-10 pm, Nov. 1, and share your gardening not-so-successful stories and learn from each other’s mistakes.

Climate Change Policies in Canadian Cities, Nov. 1 (Saskatoon)
Dr. Elizabeth Schwartz, U of S faculty, will discuss climate change policies in Canadian cities at the Nov. 1 meeting of the SK Energy Management Task Force.

SENS Open House, Nov. 7 (Saskatoon)
The School of Environment & Sustainability, U of S, invites students and professionals to an open house from 4:30-6 pm, Nov. 7, to learn about their 1-year Master’s program geared towards careers in environmental management, sustainability, and water security.

Diamond Willow Carving Workshop, Nov. 7 (Regina)
Carve your own diamond willow walking/hiking stick in this SaskOutdoors workshop on Nov. 7.

Nature Talks: Grasslands, Nov. 8 (Saskatoon)
Nature Conservancy of Canada is hosting a panel discussion on grasslands in Saskatoon at 7 pm, Nov. 8. Tickets are available online.

Radiance Cohousing Tour, Nov. 11 (Saskatoon)
Radiance Cohousing is now under construction following passive house standards. Take a tour from 2-6 pm, Nov. 11.

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

Looking Ahead
Canadian Bumble Bee Course
Dr. Cory Sheffield, Royal Saskatchewan Museum, will be offering a Canadian Bumble Bee course in January/February to provide participants with the skills to accurately identify bumble bees found in Canada.

Climate Realty
Jared Clarke attended the Climate Reality leadership corps training last week and is eager to give presentations on what he has learned and move the discussion on climate change forward in Saskatchewan. You can reach him on Twitter at @jaredclarke5

Social Change Mentorship & Support Program
Next Up, The Stand Community Organizing Centre, and Strong Roots Consulting are offering personalized coaching and support to individuals or organizations working toward social, environmental, or economic justice.

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In the News
The provincial governmment is requesting public feedback on a recycling program for household hazardous waste in Saskatchewan. The online survey is open until Dec. 15.

From paper targets to spent bullets, everything that can be recycled is recycled at Saskatoon Police Service's indoor gun range.

Interactive graphs and maps in the Prairie Climate Atlas allow users to explore how climate is projected to change across the Prairies.

"a sea change is now under way in the scientific community, as more and more researchers acknowledge that migration is a fundamental right of nature, and that in our militaristic assault on invasive species, we have hubristically done more ecological harm than good."

7 key steps for addressing decent work in the transition to a green economy

Photography and plant ID tips from SaskOutdoors' Fall Nature Photography Walk

"We're basically a library, but instead of books, we have a bunch of stuff to borrow and it's all for free

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