Tuesday 4 February 2020

EcoSask News, February 4, 2020

Northern Hawk Owl

Upcoming Events
Sask Snakes, Feb. 8 (Regina) 
Learn about and handle snakes with the Wildlife Rehabilitation Society of Saskatchewan from 2:30-4 pm, Feb. 8, at the Prince of Wales Branch Library.

Green Labs, Feb. 11 (Saskatoon) 
Learn more about Work Green Labs from 3-4:15 pm, Feb. 11, at the U of S.

Climate Change, Feb. 13 (Regina) 
Margot Hurlbert will present recent findings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and discuss climate change scenarios and pathways into the future from 7-9 pm, Feb. 13, in Regina.

Candlelit Ski, Feb. 14 (Moose Mountain) 
Enjoy cross-country skiing and snowshoeing at Moose Mountain Provincial Park from 7-9 pm, Feb. 1.

Looking Ahead 
Duck Mountain Loppet, Feb. 29 (Kamsack) 
Participate in the 40th annual Duck Mountain cross-country ski loppet from 8:30 am-6 pm, Feb. 29.

Intermediate Bird Id, Feb. 29/Mar. 7 (Battlefords) 
The Saskatchewan Breeding Bird Atlas is offering a two-part intermediate bird Id workshop from 10 am-3 pm, Feb. 29 and Mar. 7 in the Battlefords.

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

SK News 
The City of Regina is defending its decision to hire a well-known climate change denier to speak at its upcoming sustainability conference. Many local residents disagree and believe the conference needs to be reimagined.

The City of Prince Albert, however, is leading the way as the first city in Saskatchewan to ban plastic check out bags.

Great horned owl silhouette

Ideas & Resources
I want to live in a world where we are conscious of the environmental impact of what we design, build and consume, where we make things that last, fix them when they break, and design them to be modularly upgraded, where we empower people to explore how their devices work, identify weaknesses, and develop ways to improve them, where access to information encourages dialogue so that innovations come from every corner of our society.”

When local people take control of their own energy, emissions go down and opportunities go up. . . . It’s time to get to work rewiring our communities so we can free ourselves from fossil fuels and strengthen our communities for what’s to come.”

Tipping points: six systems where a small change could make a big difference in addressing the climate crisis.

"Though studies show that over their lifetime EVs produce fewer emissions than gas guzzlers, EVs generate considerably more CO2 than a gas car on the assembly line, making renewably sourced energy a key factor for an EV to break even with a gas car.

Now that’s interesting!
The default condition in plants is immortality.

In an effort to cut vehicle emissions and boost public transportation, Austria’s capital will reward car-free travel with free access to museums and concerts.

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