Tuesday 24 March 2020

EcoSask News, March 24, 2020


Local News
The Restoring 71 Project near Saskatoon is keeping its trails open for private or semi-private self-guided wanders. Book on Facebook.

Wascana Centre will be posting a nature-based activity every Monday on Facebook.

Online Resources 
Six ways to protect and enjoy nature without leaving the house.

Passive House Canada has speeded up development of its online courses. Understanding and Working with the Passive House Planning Package will start March 27 with further online courses in April.

Between the Covers 
14 community-minded books: from Building Collective Resilience in the Wake of Disasters to A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities that Arise in Disaster.

Emergence Magazine, a quarterly online publication with an annual print edition, explores the timeless connections between ecology, culture, and spirituality through the radical act of sharing stories during dark times.


From Information to Action
Coronavirus stimulus plans are an opportunity for bold climate action.

“When the COVID-19 pandemic is past, societies may adopt some important measures that would lower emissions, from more teleconferencing to shortening global supply chains. But the most lasting lesson may be what the coronavirus teaches us about the urgency of taking swift action.”

“School districts are one of the biggest land managers in the country, and yet they often don’t see land management as their role,” says Sharon Danks, CEO and founder of Green Schoolyards America. “If we want to make sure that every child has a chance to grow up in touch with the natural world, we can democratize access to nature by bringing it to the places where it is most needed and will be used and enjoyed on a daily basis.” Find out more about the organization’s work in a two-part interview with Sharon (Part 1, Part 2).

“The science has caught up with beavers and the consensus is clear: these animals are a powerful partner in protecting ecosystem and human health. We can no longer afford to turn a blind eye to all that we destroy when we kill beavers. Where there are fewer beavers, there is less resilience, less diversity and most notably, less water.”

A volunteer army led by a local taxi driver scours the streets of Kaikoura, New Zealand, in the middle of the night to save endangered birds.

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