Tuesday 18 December 2018

EcoSask News, December 18, 2018


Upcoming Events
Makerspace Play Date, Dec. 27 (North Battleford)
Kids can make robots, video games, circuits, and more at North Battleford Public Library’s Makerspace Play Date at 2 pm, Dec. 27.

Enviro Collective, Jan. 10 (Regina)
Regina’s Enviro Collective will meet at 7 pm, Jan. 10. Participants will hear about and get a chance to become involved in various projects.

Meet a Sloth, Jan. 11-13 (Regina) 
Enjoy a natural history exhibition with over 30 live animals from Jan. 11-13 in Regina.

Below Zero/Project Wild, Jan. 19 (Regina)
Join SaskOutdoors for a one-day workshop introducing educators to the Project Wild and Below Zero interdisciplinary activity guides on Jan. 19 in Regina.

Below Zero, Jan. 19 (Saskatoon)
SaskOutdoors and Wildernook Fresh Air Learning are holding a one-day workshop from 9 am-4 pm, Jan. 19, in Saskatoon to introduce educators to the interdisciplinary Below Zero activity guide.

Saskatoon Young Naturalists
Jan. 19, 1 pm – Tracks and Scats
Feb. 2, 1 pm – Chickadee Pishing
Space is limited; register early to avoid disappointment.

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

In the News
The Saskatchewan Environmental Society proposes a practical path to reducing greenhouse gas emissions in Saskatchewan.

The aviation industry is responsible for approximately 4.6% of human-caused climate change.

South of the border, Friends of the Wild Whoopers are concerned about the loss of whooping crane stopover habitats: “These habitats are being diminished and degraded due to a variety of factors, including intensified management on agricultural lands, construction of wind energy facilities and power lines, wetland drainage and reduction in river flows. Changes in agricultural programs are continuing to further reduce the stopover habitats available for whooping cranes.”

Energy-positive buildings: if you can do it in Norway, you can do it anywhere.

Patagonia’s new company mission is to save the planet.


Merry Christmas
This is the last issue of EcoSask News for 2018. We’ll be back on January 1, 2019, with a New Year’s Day Special. Happy holidays!

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