Tuesday 16 January 2018

EcoSask News, January 16, 2018


Upcoming Events
Winterruption Outdoor Activities, Jan. 18-21 (Saskatoon)
Broadway District is hosting a range of outdoor activities from Jan. 18-21.

Climate Crisis: Implications & Solutions for SK, Jan. 20 (Indian Head)
Jared Clarke will present the most recent climate change data and their implications at a 2 pm, Jan. 20, meeting hosted by the Indian Head Natural History Society.

Permaculture Book Club, Jan. 21 (Regina)
The Permaculture Book Club usually meets from 1-3 pm on the third Sunday of every month. Their next meeting is on Jan. 21 at Atlantis Coffeehouse to discuss The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben.

Walking Saskatoon, Jan. 21 (Saskatoon)
Everyone is invited to attend the Walking Saskatoon meeting from 1-3 pm, Jan. 21.

Moose Jaw Nature Society, Jan. 22 (Moose Jaw)
Learn about owls with the Moose Jaw Nature Society from 6:30-8:30 pm, Jan. 22.

Regina Solar Coop, Jan. 22 (Regina)
Regina Solar Coop is meeting from 7-9 pm, Jan. 22, at the Bushwakker Pub.

Introduction to Permaculture, Jan. 23 (Regina)
Learn about the principles of permaculture from 7-8:30 pm, Jan. 23, at the Connaught Branch Library, Regina.

Nighthawks and Nightjars, Jan. 23 (webinar)
Elly Knight is offering a webinar on nighthawks and nightjars at noon, Jan. 23, as part of the PCAP-SK Prairie Speaker series.

Experiment in Citizen Conservation, Jan. 25 (Saskatoon)
Dale Parker will chronicle efforts to create a nature sanctuary at Ruddy Duck Lodge and document its biodiversity at 7 pm, Jan. 25, at Wild Birds Unlimited.

Islands of Grass, Jan. 27 (Regina)
Branimir Gjetvaj and Trevor Herriot will present Islands of Grass at 1 pm, Jan. 27, at the Native Plant Society of Saskatchewan’s AGM.

Wascana Walk & Imax Pandas, Jan. 27 (Regina)
Join Nature Regina for a walk in Wascana Park followed by the film, Pandas – The Journey Home, at the Kramer Imax Theatre from 9:30 am-12 pm, Jan. 27.

Gone Wild for Wildlife, Jan. 27 (Saskatoon)
Gone Wild for Wildlife, a wildlife and nature educational event, will be held from 10 am-5 pm, January 27, at the Saskatoon German Cultural Center.

Wascana Unstructured Play Day, Jan. 27 (Regina)
Join SaskOutdoors at Wascana Marsh from 2-4 pm, Jan. 27, for an afternoon of family fun.

Carbonless Concert, Jan. 27 (Saskatoon)
Round two of a series of carbonless concerts begins on Jan. 27 from 6:30-9 pm at D’Lish by Tish.

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Looking Ahead
AB/SK Renewable Energy Finance Summit, Feb. 5/6 (Calgary)
The Alberta and Saskatchewan Renewable Energy Finance Summit, Feb. 5 & 6 in Calgary, will focus on financing and delivering successful projects in Western Canada.

Sustainability Slam, Feb. 15 (Saskatoon)
The U of S Graduate Students’ Association’s Sustainability Slam on Feb. 15 is a chance for students to share their opinions of what the university should and could be doing for sustainability, to take care of the land, protect our environment, and our people and cultures.

Saskatoon Nature Society Field Trips
Jan. 28, 2:15-3:15 pm – Living Sky Wildlife Rehabilitation Facility Visit
Feb. 3, 1-4 pm – Beaver Creek Winter Botany
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
Living Sky Wildlife Rehabilitation offers educational programming with Cheesie and Crackers, 13-Lined Ground Squirrels.

Saskatoon Young Naturalists celebrate their 50th anniversary in 2018. What an accomplishment! Take a look at their newsletter.

The Saskatchewan Alliance for Water Sustainability is petitioning the federal government to stop water from Quill Lakes entering Last Mountain Lake.

Guidelines for building housing in a nature-friendly way from the UK’s Wildlife Trusts. And a housing development by the Thames maintains bird, fish, and plant habitat.

Light pollution may promote the spread of West Nile virus.

Urban forests are under threat from climate change.

What do we really measure when we discuss energy efficiency? Why doesn't it result in energy savings? How about a new approach - energy sufficiency?

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