Tuesday 26 March 2019

EcoSask News, March 26, 2019


Upcoming Events
Wild Seeds (until Apr. 30) 
Natasha Yokoyama-Ramsay’s photography exhibit at Calories restaurant is intended to “show the beauty within the plants and how they are similar to human life."

Carbon Pricing in Canada & Australia, Mar. 28 (Saskatoon) 
Professor Jeremy Rayner will discuss the past and future of carbon pricing in Canada and Australia at 11:30 am, Mar. 28.

Flowers like Birds, Mar. 28 (Saskatoon) 
Discover over 12 plants with blooms resembling birds at Wild Birds Unlimited at 7 pm, Mar. 28.

School Climate Strike, Mar. 29 (Regina) 
Regina’s school climate strike will continue at 10 am, Mar. 29, at the Legislature (℅ EnviroCollective).

Amphibians, Mar. 29 (Saskatoon) 
The WildEcol seminar series is held at 3:30 pm, every other Friday, on the U of S campus:
Mar. 29 – Amphibian contaminants & disease, Melanie Gallant

What is WUQWATR, Mar. 30 (Regina) 
Join the WUQWATR team for a family-friendly information session from 2-3:30 pm, Mar. 30, at Sunrise Branch Library, Regina. Contact Courtney at courtney@wuqwatr.ca or 306-529-3210 to RSVP for your free spot!

Wildlife Rescue Info Session, Mar. 30 (Regina) 
A wildlife rescue orientation session is being held at 1 pm, Mar. 30, in Regina. There will be rescue training after the orientation from 2-3 pm. Email volunteer@wrsos.org to save your spot.

Earth Hour Carbonless Concert, Mar. 30 (Saskatoon) 
Join Jay Maillet and The Local Group for a solar-powered concert from 7-9:30 pm, Mar. 30, at Louis Loft.

Swift Current Creek Watershed Stewards AGM, Apr. 2 (Swift Current) 
Swift Current Creek Watershed Stewards have rescheduled their annual general meeting to 1 pm, Apr. 2.

Sustainable Tourism, Apr. 2 (Saskatoon)
Tourism Saskatoon will describe Green Stem, an online resource to help Tourism’s member organizations make sustainable choices, at 12 noon, Apr. 2, at Innovation Place Saskatoon.

Data Centre Cooling Systems, Apr. 3 (Saskatoon) 
Dr. Ahmed Abdel-Salam will discuss data centre cooling systems at the Apr. 3 breakfast meeting of the Saskatoon Energy Management Task Force.


Looking Ahead
Project Albany, Apr. 15 
Public Pastures - Public Interest (PPPI) has raised concerns about the proposed Project Albany potash mine near Francis and Sedley. They note areas of native grassland that need to be protected as well as concerns about air and water quality and wildlife habitat. Comment on the Project Albany website before Apr. 15 or send your comments to PPPI for inclusion in their submission.

Action on Climate Change through Education, May 10-12 (Saskatoon) 
The EECOM 2019 conference, to be held in Saskatoon May 10-12 will explore action on climate change through education.

Saskatoon Nature Society 
Apr. 3, 6:30-8 pm – Gull identification
Apr. 10, 6:45-8 pm – Crocus evening hike
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
The RM of Corman Park unanimously denied Fortune Mineral’s rezoning application.

We shouldn’t be famous for being the biggest agrochemical user; we should be famous for doing the best agriculture,” says Christy Morrissey.

“Perhaps you are perfectly happy drinking out of a Saudi Arabian beer can, but you could also demand refillable glass like they use everywhere else in the world. We need to build a circular, closed-loop economy, and there's no room in it for one-way cans.”

Wolf and grizzly bear activity in important springtime habitat in Banff National Park doubles when the Bow Valley Parkway is off limits to people during the mandatory overnight closure.

A historic number of Painted Ladies are moving north at up to 25 mph.

Two Portuguese libraries are infested with bats - and they like it that way.

Urban forest management - there's room for improvement.

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