Tuesday 17 September 2019

EcoSask News, September 17, 2019

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Upcoming Events
National Drive Electric Week, Sept. 14-22 (Davidson, North Battleford, Prince Albert, Saskatoon) 
National Drive Electric Week events are happening in Davidson on Sept. 17; North Battleford, Sept. 19; Prince Albert, Sept. 21; and Saskatoon, Sept. 22.

Random Acts of Green, Sept. 17 & 18 (Regina, Saskatoon) 
Random Acts of Green, emphasizing solutions to climate change, will be at the University of Regina from 2:30-3:30 pm, Sept. 17, and at the University of Saskatchewan from 11 am-12 pm, Sept. 18. Register and download the app before attending.

Avian Migration, Sept. 18 (Saskatoon) 
Stuart Bearhop will discuss Moving Together: Social Decision-Making in Avian Migration at 3:30 pm, Sept. 18, as part of the WildEcol seminar series.

Global Climate Strike for Future, Sept. 20-27 (Regina) 
Groups in Regina are holding Global Climate Strikes for Future Sept. 20-27 inclusive and on Dec. 6.

Repair Café, Sept. 21 (Prince Albert) 
Celebrate and share maintenance and repair skills from 1-4 pm, Sept. 21, at Repair Café Prince Albert.

World Rivers Day, Sept. 22 (Saskatoon) 
Celebrate World Rivers Day at the Saskatoon Farmers’ Market with demonstrations and a river walk from 10 am-5 pm, Sept. 22.

Swap in the Park, Sept. 22 (Saskatoon) 
Bring what you want, take what you want at a reduce-reuse-recycle event from 9 am-4 pm, Sept. 22.

Nature Immersion Walk, Sept. 22 (Saskatoon) 
Reconnect with nature on a slow, mindful walk from 9:30 am-noon, Sept. 22.

Unearthing our History, Sept. 24 (Saskatoon) 
Café Sci YXE is hosting a talk at 7:30 pm, Sept. 24, by Melissa Arcand about understanding our soil and her work with the Kanawayihetaytan Askiy program, training students to work in resource management and land governance.

Wildlife Rehabilitation, Sept. 27 (Moose Jaw) 
Jan Shadick, Living Sky Wildlife Rehabilitation, is the guest speaker at the 7 pm, Sept. 27, meeting of the Moose Jaw Nature Society.

Global Climate Strike, Sept. 27 (Saskatoon) 
Saskatoon will participate in the Global Climate Strike at noon, Sept. 27.

Festival for Future, Sept. 27 (Regina) 
Regina Festival for Future, a performing arts show and displays, will be held from 7-10 pm, Sept. 27. 

Science Fam Jam, Sept. 27 (Saskatoon) 
Families can enjoy hands-on science activities with author Sally Meadows from 6-7 pm, Sept. 27.

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Looking Ahead
Waste Reduction Workshops, Oct./Nov. (Melville, Swift Current, Melfort, Lloydminster) 
The Saskatchewan Waste Reduction Council is holding fall workshops in Melville (Oct. 17), Swift Current (Oct. 29), Melfort (Nov. 14), and Lloydminster (Nov. 21).

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

In the News 
How do we solve fashion’s waste problem when the industry creates 150 billion pieces of clothing for 7 billion humans each year? Thoughts on creating a circular economy.

Compostable plastics have been introduced without the right infrastructure or consumer understanding to manage compostable waste.”

Songbirds exposed to pesticides lose weight and migration is delayed. “Migration is a critical period for birds, and timing matters. Any delays can seriously hinder their success in finding mates and nesting, so this may help explain, in part, why migrant and farmland bird species are declining so dramatically worldwide,” said [Christy] Morrissey, University of Saskatchewan.

3 ways insecticides can be counter-productive in agriculture.

“The tadada Scientific Lab is working to re-envision the science classroom” through music, art, and a comic book exam.

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