Tuesday 7 August 2018

EcoSask News, August 7, 2018

Jackrabbit (juvenile?)

Upcoming Events
Wild Wednesdays, Aug. 8 & 15 (Esterhazy)
Kids can learn about different animals and birds at Jean Pask Library, Esterhazy, from 1-2 pm, Aug. 8 and 15.

Nature for Kids, Aug. 9 (Yorkton) 
Kids are invited to come and learn about Saskatchewan’s owls from 2-3 pm, Aug. 9, at the Yorkton Public Library.

Meeting the 1.5 Degree Climate Target, Aug. 14 (Regina)
Regina Public Interest Group is hosting Dr. Charlie Wilson of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research (UK) who will discuss transforming energy demand to meet the 1.5°C climate target and sustainable development goals from 11-noon in ED Building 114, University of Regina.

Family Paddle, Aug. 17 (Regina)
SaskOutdoors and Fresh Air Experience are hosting a family paddle from 2-5 pm, Aug. 17.

U of S Lunch & Learn Series, Aug. 17 (Saskatoon)
Join the U of S Office of Sustainability from 12-1 pm, every third Friday of the month, for presentations and discussions on sustainability.

U of S The Fix, Aug. 17 (Saskatoon)
Join the U of S Office of Sustainability and university sustainability professionals over a pint at 5 pm, every third Friday of the month, to fix some of sustainability’s most complicated issues.


Looking Ahead
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.

Nature Saskatchewan Fall Meet, Sept. 14-16 (Swift Current)
Nature Saskatchewan is holding their fall meet in Swift Current from Sept. 14-16. There will be a presentation by Graham Saul, Executive Director, Nature Canada, and Branimir Gjetvaj and Trevor Herriot will present their book, Islands of Grass.

Conservation Marketing & Engagement Congress, Oct. 25-27 (Arlington, VA)
This sounds amazing - the first international Conservation Marketing & Engagement Congress.

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

In the News
3 steps towards clean energy in Canada.

Our individual purchasing choices do matter: Stop buying crap and companies will stop making it.

"Traditional economics has forgotten that our economies should have a purpose: they should deliver greater well-being, increasing prosperity, improved security and comfort, without imperiling the things that make life worth living. If all government decisions are made on purely financial terms, then ultimately those decisions will benefit finance and capital at the expense of people and nature."

Can mining social media help conservationists determine areas where wildlife faces extra stress from tourists?

Tracking wildlife with cameras not collars is cheaper and less invasive.

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