Tuesday 20 February 2018

EcoSask News, February 20, 2018

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Upcoming Events 
Climate Crisis Implications & Solutions, Feb. 24 (Fort Qu’Appelle)
Jared Clarke will discuss the climate crisis at 2 pm, Feb. 24, at the Fort Qu’Appelle Senior Centre. 

Engineering Extravaganza, Feb. 24 (Swift Current) 
Kids are invited to make a mini wind turbine from 10 am-12 pm, Feb. 24, at the Swift Current Library.

Mending Meet-Up, Feb. 24 (Saskatoon) 
There will be sewing machines and experienced sewers on hand at a Mending Meet-Up from noon-5 pm, Feb. 24.

Carbonless Concert, Feb. 24 (Saskatoon) 
Enjoy local musicians in a zero-emissions environment at the Carbonless Concert, 6:30-9 pm, Feb. 24.

Middle Lake Seedy Sunday, Feb. 25 (Pilger) 
Enjoy a Seedy Sunday event from 1-5 pm, Feb. 25, at the Middle Lake Multiplex.

Reptile Rescue Fundraiser, Feb. 25 (Saskatoon) 
A Saskatchewan Reptile Rescue Facility Fundraiser is being held from 3-7 pm, Feb. 25, in Saskatoon.

Moose Jaw Nature Society, Feb. 26 (Moose Jaw) 
Jared Clarke will talk about the climate crisis at 6:30 pm, Feb. 26.

Athabasca Sand Dunes, Feb. 27 (Prince Albert) 
Andrea Nelson will share photos and stories of her visit to the Athabasca Sand Dunes at 7 pm, Feb. 27.

Communications Webinars, Feb. 27/Mar. 1 (webinar) 
The Sustainability Network is offering two webinars: Engineering Effective Events, Feb. 27, and Engaging Email Campaigns, Mar. 1.

Meewasin Trail Upgrades, Feb. 28 (Saskatoon) 
Meewasin Valley Authority is holding an open house from 5-7:30 pm, Feb. 28, regarding the Meewasin trail upgrade from Queen Street to the Children’s Discovery Museum.

Results-Based Conservation, Feb. 28 (webinar) 
Find out more about results-based conservation during a Feb. 28 webinar sponsored by SK-PCAP.

Nature Conservancy of Canada, Feb. 28 (Saskatoon) 
Matthew Braun will discuss the Nature Conservancy of Canada and its SK research projects at 3:30 pm, Feb. 28, at the U of S.

The Price of Carbon Book Launch, Feb. 28/Mar. 7 (Regina/Saskatoon) 
Join Dr. David Maenz for the launch of his book, The Price of Carbon, at 7:30 pm, Feb. 28, in Regina, and at 7 pm, Mar. 7, in Saskatoon.

Innovating the Wicked Policy Problem of Climate Change, Mar. 1 (Saskatoon) 
Professor Margot Hurlbert will talk about policy research strategies and methods that address the gap between projected CO2 emissions and mitigation pathways from 3-4 pm, Mar. 1, at the U of S.

Looking Ahead 
2018 High Ground: Communities for All, Mar. 22-24 (Vancouver)
The Centre for Civic Governance’s conference on Mar. 23-24 will cover a variety of topics regarding cities and climate change. On Mar. 22, they will host the first public screening of Women Bending the Curve on Climate Change.

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

Stand Up for Meewasin 
Last year, the province slashed Meewasin Valley Authority’s funding, and more cuts are on the way. Stand Up for Meewasin by posting a 1-minute video or photo story.

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In the News
Water management will be high priority as potash mining expands in Saskatchewan.

Fill out a survey to help Indigenous Climate Action develop a toolkit for and by Indigenous communities across Canada about climate change.

An art installation in the U of S Arts building explores the dynamics of throw-away clothing.

Too little attention is being paid to biodiversity loss.

An interesting take on Alberta’s BC wine boycott.

Climate scientists and other academics are experimenting with having satisfying academic careers without all the flying.

Why are we seeing robins in winter?

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