Tuesday 22 January 2019

EcoSask News, January 22, 2019

Yellow warbler with a worm

Upcoming Events
Bike to Work Day, Jan. 24 (Saskatoon)
Enjoy some fun on your way to work on Bike to Work Day, Jan. 24, in Saskatoon.

24 Hours in the Desert, Jan. 25 (Saskatoon)
Meaghan Hackinen will share what it takes to successfully complete a 24-hour bike race from 6:30-8:30 pm, Jan. 25.

SCYAP Bike Art Show (S. Ballard-McKinlay)

A Comfortable Nest, Jan. 25 (Saskatoon)
Join Lyndon Penner at Wild Birds Unlimited at 7 pm, Jan. 25, for a discussion on what birds need to build a nest.

Gone Wild for Wildlife, Jan. 26 (Saskatoon)
Meet hawks, bats, and snakes; dissect an owl pellet; make a pine cone bird feeder; and enjoy science experiments at Gone Wild for Wildlife from 10 am-5 pm, Jan. 26.

This Changes Everything, Jan. 27 (Regina)
This Changes Everything, a film about climate change vs. capitalism, will be shown at 6:30 pm, Jan. 27, at the Regina Public Library.

Walking Saskatoon, Jan. 27 (Saskatoon)
Everyone is invited to attend Walking Saskatoon’s meeting from 1-2:30 pm, Jan. 27.

Renewable Energy, Jan. 28 (Prince Albert)
Join RPIC to discuss renewable energy’s role in climate change and social justice at 6:30 pm, Jan. 28.

Loggerhead Shrikes, Jan. 28 (webinar)
PCAP-SK is hosting a webinar with Amy Chabot, Shrike Watch Canada, about loggerhead shrikes at noon, Jan. 28.

Birds of Saskatchewan Book Launch, Jan. 29 (Saskatoon)
Nature Saskatchewan will be launching their new book, Birds of Saskatchewan, at McNally Robinson Booksellers at 7 pm, Jan. 29.

Come and Grow, Jan. 31 (Saskatoon)
City of Saskatoon is holding an open house from 3-8 pm, Jan. 31, to discuss its plans for growth. Included in the discussion is the University Sector, which overlaps with the Northwest Swale.

Project Wild, Feb. 1 (Saskatoon)
SaskOutdoors is hosting a Project Wild workshop for educators at the University of Saskatchewan on Feb. 1.

Learn to Kiteski, Feb. 1-3 (Regina)
SaskOutdoors is offering an opportunity to learn to kiteski from Feb. 1-3 in Regina.

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

Citizen Science at the Swale (Saskatoon)
Contribute your observations of the Northeast Swale’s flora and fauna to iNaturalist’s Meewasin Northeast Swale project. You’ll be helping to establish an inventory for long-term monitoring.

In the News
“Issues like climate change require rapid transformations in both conservation and food production practices. Rather than perpetuating polarization, bold leadership should work toward consensus among groups. This must start with recognizing that food production and conservation are not opposing ends of the spectrum.”

SOS Elms December 2018 newsletter discusses urban forest challenges, including infill development and root protection.

Greystone Kids, a newly launched children’s book program, will be launching 6 new books this fall themes of nature and the environment. And, best of all, one of them - Hello, Crow! - is by Candace Savage.

Healthcare creates 10% of US greenhouse gas emissions - it needs to be part of the solution.

Six conservation movies for the whole family.

Naturalist poet Mary Oliver reminded us to be devoted to life:

Yellow warbler

“believe us, they say, it is a serious thing
just to be alive 
on this fresh morning 
in the broken world …"

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