Tuesday 8 December 2020

EcoSask News, December 8, 2020


Upcoming Events 
Fish & Water Boatman, Dec. 10 (online) 
Stephen Srayko will discuss fish predation on migratory water boatman at the 7:30 pm, Dec. 10, online meeting of the Saskatoon Nature Society. Join the Society to participate

Members’ Slides, Dec. 14 (Regina) 
Members of Nature Regina will share their photographs from 7-8:30 pm, Dec. 14. 

For Our Kids SK, Dec. 14 (online) 
For Our Kids Saskatchewan will be meeting online at 7 pm, Dec. 14. 

Backyard Christmas Bird Count, Dec. 14-Jan. 5 (Regina) 
Nature Regina is inviting as many members as possible to record the number of birds at their feeders between Dec. 14 and Jan. 5. 

STEAM Powered New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31 (online) 
Join the Saskatchewan Science Centre in celebrating an out-of-the box New Year’s celebration full of STEAM experiments and activities. Order your kit before Dec. 14 to ensure a timely delivery. 

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

Local News 
Shanon Zachidniak, founder of Regina’ EnviroCollective and now a city councillor, says she isn’t interested in arguing with people. Instead, she wants to build relationships and hopefully expand each other’s perspectives. 

From Information to Action 
The average car loses ¼- 2 kg of tire fragments annually, making car tires one of the top 7 contributors of plastic in the world’s oceans

The US Department of Transportation has released its first Pedestrian Safety Action Plan in an effort to reduce pedestrian fatalities and injuries. 

North Dakota’s water supplies are at risk from contaminants from fracking wastewater, but residents are fighting back. 

Next-generation solar cells promise to be cheaper and more efficient

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