Tuesday 28 August 2018

EcoSask News, August 28, 2018


Upcoming Events
Wascana Junior Naturalist, Sept.-Dec. (Regina)
Sign up kids ages 9-13 for the Wascana Junior Naturalist program on Tuesdays 6-8 pm: Sept. 18; Oct. 2, 16, 30; Nov. 13, 27; and Dec. 4.

Guided Nature Immersion Walks, Sept. 3/5/8 (Saskatoon)
Participate in a nature immersion walk with Dolores Burkhart from 8:30-10 am, Sept. 3, 5, or 8.

Climate Change Update, Sept. 5 (Saskatoon)
Peter Prebble will offer a climate change update at the Sept. 5 breakfast meeting of SK Energy Management Task Force.

Rise for Climate, Sept. 8 (Saskatoon)
The Saskatoon chapter of Council of Canadians and Climate Justice Saskatoon are holding a rally from 12-2 pm, Sept. 8, in honour of Rise for Climate day of action.

Household Hazardous Waste Day, Sept. 8 (Saskatoon)
You can dispose of household hazardous waste in Saskatoon from 8 am-2:30 pm, Sept. 8.

Looking Ahead
Green Economics, Sept. 20-21 (Calgary)
The Sustainability Network is offering an intensive training in green economics for non-economists Sept. 20-21 in Calgary.

Nature Grandparenting Autumn Meetups, Sept. 26, Oct. 10, Oct. 24 (Saskatoon)
Grandpairs are invited to attend the following autumn meetups:
Sept. 26, 10 am & 1:30 pm – the Northeast Swale (Evergreen)
Oct. 10, 10 am & 1:30 pm – Meewasin Park (Lawson Heights)
Oct. 24, 10 am & 1:30 pm – Gabriel Dumont Park (Buena Vista)


Saskatoon Nature Society Field Trips
Golden Eagles 
Sept. 13, 9 am – MVA Trail Walk
Sept. 27, 9 am – Cranberry Flats Trails
Retirees and partners who are interested in birds and the natural world are invited to participate.

Other Saskatoon Nature Society Field Trips 
Sept. 22, 1-9 pm – Goose & Crane Trip and Picnic
Sept. 29, 9 am-noon – Gabriel Dumont Park Bird Walk
Everyone is welcome. 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
Alberta is hosting a 2-day workshop to promote citizen science in the province. Wouldn't it be interesting to hold a similar event in Saskatchewan?

Why isn’t Canada taking Volkswagen to court? We could be using billions of dollars to improve air quality.

There are huge business opportunities in e-waste recycling - if we do it right. And if we’re smart, we’ll plan ahead and avoid toxic chemical contamination from solar panels.

Western University is now a designated bee city. 

In Case You Missed It
Traffic calming measures to protect wildlife in the Swale 

Let’s watch a movie: nature & environmental films

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