Tuesday 23 April 2019

EcoSask News, April 23, 2019

bee on prairie crocus

Upcoming Events
Bullsnakes, Apr. 25 (Maple Creek) 
Find out about the Royal Saskatchewan Museum’s new research project on bullsnakes in the Cypress Hills area from 7-9 pm, Apr. 25, in Maple Creek.

History of Tatawaw, Apr. 26 (Moose Jaw)
Tatawaw’s history and plans for a bioblitz and bison fest will be discussed at the 6:30-8:30 pm, Apr. 26, meeting of the Moose Jaw Nature Society.

Household Hazardous Waste Day, Apr. 26/27 (Regina) 
City of Regina is holding Household Hazardous Waste Days on Apr. 26 and 27.

Predictive Models for Grassland Songbirds, Apr. 26 (webinar) 
Julie Landry-Deboer is presenting a noon-hour webinar on predictive models for occurrence of grassland birds in Alberta on Apr. 26.

Living Green Expo, Apr. 26-28 (Saskatoon)
The Living Green Expo is being held in Saskatoon Apr. 26-28.

Nature Regina Field Trip, Apr. 27 (Regina) 
Nature Regina is hosting a field trip from 9:30 am-12 pm, Apr. 27.

Diamond Willow Carving Workshop, Apr. 27 (Saskatoon) 
Craft your own walking/hiking stick from 12:30-3:30 pm, Apr. 27, in Saskatoon.

Bat Chat, Apr. 27 (Saskatoon) 
Melanie Elliott will introduce her educational bats at 3 pm, Apr. 27, at Wild Birds Unlimited.

Drive Electric Earth Day, Apr. 28 (Saskatoon)
Drive Electric Earth Day from 12-5 pm, Apr. 28, will feature a variety of electric vehicles for visitors to experience.

Geothermal Energy, Apr. 29 (Regina) 
Catherine Hickson, Geothermal Canada, will discuss geothermal energy at 7 pm, Apr. 29.

Permaculture Saskatchewan AGM, Apr. 29 (Saskatoon) 
Permaculture Saskatchewan is holding their annual general meeting on Apr. 29. You are welcome to come only for the film, Living the Change, at 7 pm.

Synchrotron Art, Apr. 30 (Saskatoon) 
A scientist and an artist will share how they collaborated on Sci-Art works using synchrotron imaging techniques at Café Scientifique, 7:30 pm, Apr. 30.

Introduction to Vermicomposting, May 1 (Regina)
Learn the basics of worm composting from 7-8:30 pm, May 1, at the Regent Place branch of the Regina Public Library.

Introduction to Spring Birdwatching, May 1 (Regina)
Learn how to identify the birds in your yard with Jared Clarke from 7-8:30 pm, May 1, at the Sunrise branch of the Regina Public Library.

Bio-energy & Carbon Capture, May 1 (Saskatoon) 
David Maenz will discuss the potential for early adoption of bio-energy with carbon capture and storage in Saskatchewan at the May 1 breakfast meeting of the Saskatoon Energy Management Task Force.

Birding by Ear, May 3 & 10 (Saskatoon) 
Learn to identify the songs and calls of birds at this free two-part workshop on May 3 and 10 from 7-10 pm.

bee on prairie crocus

Looking Ahead
Compost Field Day, May 29 (North Battleford) 
SK Waste Reduction Council is hosting an all-day workshop on large-scale composting in North Battleford on May 29.

Nature Saskatchewan Spring Meet, June 14-16 (Eastend)
Nature Saskatchewan is holding it Spring Meet in Eastend from June 14-16.

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

In the News 
Canada broke international rules when it dumped more than 100 shipping containers of garbage disguised as plastics for recycling into the Philippines six years ago.

Urban wastelands may appear to be an eyesore, but they are rich in bees and other wildlife.

Wildlife crossings make animals and people safer – and save money (deer-car collisions cost an average of $8,190).

5G could consume up to 1,000 times as much energy as 4G.

Federal legislation to protect species at risk isn’t working. It requires more public engagement and stricter timelines.

Walking by Erling Kagge focuses on “how walking has changed lives, what it does to our thoughts and emotions, and the ways it has made us who we are.”

There is No Planet B by Mike Berners-Lee looks at the big topics behind climate change: values, economics, thinking skills.

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