Tuesday 13 March 2018

EcoSask News, March 13, 2018

sunrise across the park

Upcoming Events
MiEnergy Solar Information Night, Mar. 13 (Saskatoon)
Learn more about solar energy and how it could work for you at MiEnergy’s Solar Information Night from 7-9 pm, Mar. 13.

Climate Change Policy in Canadian Cities, Mar. 15 (Saskatoon/Regina)
Elizabeth Schwartz will discuss what Canadian cities are doing to combat climate change and how to make their actions more effective at a video conference from 3-4 pm, Mar. 15, in Saskatoon and Regina.

Wascana Park Field Trip, Mar. 17 (Regina)
Join Nature Regina and Nature Saskatchewan for a Wascana Park winter field trip from 9 am-12 pm, Mar. 17.

Prairies Got the Goods! Ecological Goods and Services, Mar. 18-24 (SK)
Sign up for webinars sponsored by PCAP-SK to learn more about the ecological goods and services provided by native prairie (carbon storage, habitat for species at risk, etc.) from Mar. 18-24.

Tick Talk, Mar. 19 (Regina)
Join Nature Regina at 7:30 pm, Mar. 19. Phil Curry will discuss the ecology and distribution of ticks while Denise Werker will discuss Lyme disease.

Trevor Herriot, Mar. 20 (Saskatoon)
Trevor Herriot will read and show slides from his latest book, Islands of Grass, featuring the photography of Branimir Gjetvaj, from 7-8:30 pm, Mar. 20, at the Frances Morrison Library.

U of S Sustainability, Mar. 21 (Saskatoon)
Matt Wolsfeld, U of S Office of Sustainability, will talk about university sustainability initiatives at Innovation Place Saskatoon, 11:45 am, Mar. 21.

Cinema Politica, Mar. 21 (Regina)
Cinema Politica is showing the film The Garden, chronicling the struggle of the South Central Farmers in Los Angeles, at 7 pm, Mar. 21.

UR Change Makers, Mar. 22 (Regina)
Kelly Husack will talk about the right to a healthy environment at the U of R Alumni Change Makers’ Forum at 6:30 pm, Mar. 22, in Regina.

World Water Day, Mar. 22 (Prince Albert, Regina)
Watch the film Water Warriors with the Prince Albert chapter of the Council of Canadians at 7 pm at the John M. Cuelenaere Library. Regina is holding an event, including a talk on humanure, at 7 pm at the mâmawêyatitân centre.

Farm the Sun with US, Mar. 22 (Saskatoon)
Join Farm the Sun with US for live music and their ideas about solar panels on University of Saskatchewan land from 11:30-1 pm, Mar. 22.

Environment & Sustainability Careers, Mar. 23 (Saskatoon)
Join alumni working in various parts of the Environment and Sustainability sectors for a panel discussion and mixer from 3:30-7 pm, Mar. 23, at the U of S.

EcoBash, Mar. 24 (Saskatoon) 
The U of S Environmental Studies Students’ Association is hosting an Eco Bash at 8 pm, Mar. 24.

Wildlife Rehab Volunteer Orientation, Mar. 24 (Regina)
Wildlife Rehabilitation Society of Saskatchewan is hosting a volunteer orientation in Regina from 10 am-12 pm, Mar. 24.

foggy sunrise across the river

Looking Ahead
Transition Training, Mar. 29 (webinar)
An 8-week webinar series starting Mar. 29 will provide you with everything you need to set up and run a community resilience-building initiative.

Protecting Mother Earth Conference, June 28-July 1 (Washington)
The Indigenous Environmental Network is hosting an international gathering on how Indigenous Knowledge can foster climate justice from June 28 to July 1 in Washington state.

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

In the News
The Regina Horticultural Society offers grants for gardening and education projects that enhance the local environment. Deadline for applications is Apr. 1.

“Measuring the energy efficiency of cars and tumble driers, but not of bicycles and clotheslines, makes fast but energy-intensive ways of travel or clothes drying non-negotiable, and marginalises much more sustainable alternatives.”

Under a proposed California law, " tech companies would have to provide consumers with repair guides and access to repair parts. Independent companies would also have access to diagnostic software and tools previously available only to authorized and first-party repair technicians."

Barn owls do a better job of controlling pests than rodenticides.

Walkers benefit from bike lanes.

Bike helmets don’t solve the problem of cars hitting cyclists. 

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