Tuesday 21 August 2018

EcoSask News, August 21, 2018

Downy woodpecker

Upcoming Events 
Curbside Recycling Survey, Aug. 1-Sept. 15 (Yorkton)
The City of Yorkton is asking for feedback on its curbside recycling program. Respond online before Sept. 15.

Save the Sage Grouse, Sept. 8 (Val Marie) 
Help the Nature Conservancy of Canada maintain their Wideview property on Sept. 8 by making the fencing more wildlife friendly.

Repair Café Prince Albert, Sept. 8 (Prince Albert) 
Share and learn skills to fix personal and household items at Repair Café Prince Albert from 1-4 pm, Sept. 8.

Curbside Swap, Sept. 8 (Saskatoon) 
The City of Saskatoon is hosting a Curbside Swap on Sept. 8 so unwanted items can find a new home rather than being thrown out.

Looking Ahead
Rob Dumont Energy Management Awards Dinner, Oct. 15 (Saskatoon) 
The 2018 Rob Dumont Energy Management Awards Dinner will be held on Oct. 15. Tickets are available on Picatic.

Build Sask Green 2018, Oct. 18 (Saskatoon) 
The Build Sask Green conference will be held in Saskatoon on Oct. 18 and will include sessions on zero carbon building standards and applications.

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

In the News
City of Regina is watering plants using a tricycle equipped with a water tank and solar panel

Mayor Charlie Clark believes Saskatoon has an opportunity to show leadership on climate change and young people will play an important role [video]

Members of the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment believe that Canada - and Canadians - need to wake up and smell the smoke

Fracked oil and gas wells pump out huge volumes of polluted wastewater

This is a great example of the power of citizen science - an 11-year-old halts the flow of illegal sewage into a Nova Scotia river

10 ways to participate in the sharing economy

In Case You Missed It
Saskatoon’s urban forest was in the news this week. Here’s an article we published about Saskatoon’s trees in 2016.

If you like the idea of living in a batty neighbourhood, be sure to read 8 cool facts about bats

Fall bird migration is underway. Here are some tips for bird-proofing your windows

As the days get shorter, give some thought to the impact of light pollution on humans and animals

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