Tuesday 11 December 2018

EcoSask News, December 11, 2018

traces of last summer

"Climate change is sometimes misunderstood as being about changes in the weather. In reality it is about changes in our very way of life." - Paul Polman

Upcoming Events
Sustainability on Campus, Dec. 14 (Saskatoon)
Join the U of S Office of Sustainability from 12-1 pm, Dec. 15.

Repair Café Prince Albert, Dec. 15 (Prince Albert)
Share and learn skills to repair things at Repair Café Prince Albert from 1-4 pm, Dec. 15. Supplies will also be available to remake mitts from old sweaters.

Saskatoon Enviro Collective, Dec. 18 (Saskatoon)
Saskatoon Enviro Collective will be discussing how we can support a healthy, environmentally-oriented community from 6:30-8 pm, Dec. 18.

Manitoba Burrowing Owl Recovery Program, Dec. 19 (webinar)
Participate in a webinar about Manitoba’s burrowing owl recovery program at noon, Dec. 19.

Sacred Birds, Dec. 21 (Saskatoon)
Lyndon Penner will discuss the ways in which birds are honoured and worshipped at Wild Birds Unlimited at 5 pm, Dec. 21.

Looking Ahead
Passive House Design & Construction, Jan. 24-27 (Saskatoon)
Passive House Canada is offering a 4-day course on passive house design and construction in Saskatoon from Jan. 24-27.

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

In the News
If you’re concerned about farmland drainage, consider signing this petition to the federal Minister of Environment and Climate Change.

The Government of Saskatchewan is providing financial assistance to the oil industry by introducing a Waterflood Development Program. “Waterflooding is a secondary recovery oil production technique that re-pressurizes an oil reservoir to boost total oil recovery from the reservoir.”

The City of Saskatoon is looking into ways to reduce the number of birds that fly into windows and die using strategies such as decals and reduced lighting at night.

Xcel Energy, one of the biggest utilities in the US, has committed to going completely carbon-free by 2050 (and 80 percent carbon-free by 2030).

In a democracy, should nature have a vote?

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