Tuesday 1 December 2020

EcoSask News, December 1, 2020


Upcoming Events 
TRC, Climate Action & Indigenous Ways of Knowing, Dec. 2 (online) 
The University of Regina is hosting an online town hall regarding TRC, climate action, and Indigenous ways of knowing from 10:30-11:30 am, Dec. 2. 

Lake Winnipeg Data Stream, Dec. 10 (online) 
Find out about Lake Winnipeg’s open access platform for sharing water data at noon, Dec. 10. This is an online webinar organized by Partners FOR the Saskatchewan River Basin. 

Sustainable YXE, Dec. 3 (online) 
Find out what teens can do to make Saskatoon more sustainable at the Saskatoon Public Library event from 6-7 pm, Dec. 3. 

Farmland Drainage & the Environment, Dec. 7-11 & Jan. 11-15 (online) 
The Citizens Environmental Alliance is hosting an online conference on farmland drainage and the environment from Dec. 7-11 and Jan. 11-15. Registration is by individual daily session. 

Saskatoon Nature Society Field Trips 
Saskatoon Young Naturalists 
Dec. 29 (tentative) – Christmas Bird Count for Kids
Saskatoon Nature Society Field Trips 
Dec. 5, 9 am-5 pm – Gardiner Dam Birding 
Dec. 19, 9 am-5 pm – Clark’s Crossing/Warman/Osler/Martensville Christmas Bird Count 
Field trips are currently for members only, so sign up now

A full list of upcoming events (online and in person) can be found on the EcoFriendly Sask Calendar 

Local News 
Privilege and climate justice – a new post from the YXE Youth Climate Committee.
frost and ice

From Information to Action 
Done right, online shopping can have a lower carbon footprint than brick-and-mortar stores. This benefit can be eroded when consumers opt for fast delivery options, especially same-day or next-day options. 

By dragging its feet on specific measures to curb greenhouse gas emissions, the Trudeau government is shoehorning Canadians into expensive, unproven and unreliable technologies

Bottom-up biodiversity restoration projects are making a difference

Now That’s Interesting 

A wooden cargo ship powered by sail and electric battery is already accepting shipment bookings. 

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