Tuesday 11 February 2020

EcoSask News, February 11, 2020


Upcoming Events
Repair Café, Feb. 15 (Prince Albert)
Celebrate and share maintenance and repair skills from 1-4 pm, Jan. 18, at Repair Café Prince Albert.

Cold Blooded, Feb. 15 (Saskatoon)
Find out more about our cold-blooded neighbours on a nature walk offered by Lichen Nature from 1-3:30 pm, Feb. 15.

Saskatchewan’s Largest Snake, Feb. 17 (Regina) 
Find out about bull snakes at the 7:30 pm, Feb. 17, meeting of Nature Regina.

Grassland Restoration, Feb. 18 (Prince Albert) 
Join Nature Prince Albert for a talk on grassland restoration from 7-9 pm, Feb. 18.

Accelerating Adoption of Solar Power, Feb. 18 (Saskatoon) 
Peter Prebble and Michael Nemeth, SES Solar Co-op, will talk about the lessons learned from numerous solar installations and how adoption of solar power in the Saskatoon region can be accelerated at 7 pm, Feb. 18.

What People Believe, Feb. 19 (Regina) 
Gordon Pennycook will discuss why people believe what they believe about climate change from 7-9 pm, Feb. 19.

SK Conservation 101, Feb. 20 (Moose Jaw)
Find out what a day in the life of a Saskatchewan Conservation Officer entails at 2:30 pm, Feb. 20.

Breeding Bird Atlas, Feb. 20 (Saskatoon) 
Birds Canada staff will review the first 3 years of the SK Breeding Bird Atlas at the 7:30 pm, Feb. 20, meeting of the Saskatoon Nature Society.


Looking Ahead
Winterful Adventures for Little Learners, Feb. 29 (Saskatoon) 
Join SaskOutdoors at 1 pm, Feb. 29, for a workshop on overcoming barriers to winter outdoor activities for young children.

Project Wild/Below Zero, Mar. 7 (Saskatoon) 
SaskOutdoors is offering a Project Wild/Below Zero workshop from 9:30 am-4 pm, Mar. 7, in Saskatoon.

Wilderness Safety & Survival, Mar. 7-8 (Moose Mountain) 
The Saskatchewan chapter of The Wildlife Society is helping to coordinate a wilderness safety and survival training course in Moose Mountain Provincial Park Mar. 7-8.

Compost Coach Training, Mar. 7 & 8 (Saskatoon) 
Compost coach training is a free, 2-day workshop on Mar. 7 & 8 to learn all about composting and join Saskatoon’s team of volunteer compost coaches.

Projet Wet, Mar. 14 (Regina)
SaskOutdoors offre un atelier sur Projet Wet en français de 13 à 16 heures, le 14 mars, à Régina.

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

Saskatchewan News
Saskatoon’s Green Infrastructure Strategy, outlining 15 actions that are intended to provide a sustainable habitat for people and nature, was presented to the Standing Policy Committee on Environment, Utilities and Corporate Services on Feb. 10. The Committee’s agenda package includes an executive summary of the strategy, a presentation from the Meewasin Valley Authority, as well as letters of support from Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas, Joanne Blythe, and Branimir Gjetvaj.

The City of Saskatoon will be testing an electric bus as part of its public transit fleet.

Government of Saskatchewan will consider investing in pipeline projects: “The reality is that unless governments are involved in energy infrastructure projects, they’re not going to get built.”


That’s Interesting!
Bristol, UK, has declared an ecological emergency over loss of wildlife. The mayor says, “It is not too late to start the recovery of our wildlife. We must work together to grasp this last chance and put things right for nature and wildlife in our city.”

Can we have prosperity without growth? “Reversing consumerism’s financial and cultural dominance in public and private life is set to be one of the twenty-first century’s most gripping psychological dramas.”

Climate change, pollution, and urbanization threaten water in Canada.

“A carbon-offset project developed specifically to fund the protection of the Great Bear Rainforest is struggling to find buyers.”

Wasps are fascinatingly complex. [comic]

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