Tuesday 26 January 2021

EcoSask News, January 26, 2021

frost over the river

Upcoming Events 
Graduate Program Overviews, Jan. 27, Feb. 11, Mar. 2 (online) 
The School of Environment and Sustainability, University of Saskatchewan, is offering online overviews of their programs on Jan. 27 (7:30 pm), Feb. 11 (1:30 pm), or Mar. 2 (7:30 am)

Get Outside! Kids’ Club, Feb. 3/10 (Regina) 
Children ages 6-12 are invited to register for the Get Outside! Kids’ Club at 10 am, Feb. 3 or 10. 

Looking Ahead 
Outdoor Experience (North Battleford, Prince Albert, Rosthern)
Enjoy an all ages-friendly, outdoor event with your bubble hosted by SaskOutdoors and Wildernook Fresh Air Learning: 
Feb. 21 - Rosthern 
Feb. 28 - North Battleford 
Mar. 7 - Prince Albert 

Native Plant Society AGM, Feb. 27 (online) 
The Native Plant Society of Saskatchewan will be hosting an online annual general meeting on Feb. 27. This year’s theme is Nature to the Rescue and will discuss how we can be more involved with nature on a local scale. 

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

Local News 
Local groups are asking for support on three petitions. You can: 

CPAWS SK reminds us that our water systems are all connected. The Saskatchewan River Delta will be greatly impacted by the Lake Diefenbaker irrigation plan.
frosty pigeon

Educational Resources 
Earth Rangers School Clubs are a new program for elementary students and their teachers. Environmental-based lessons, activities, and worksheets are available free of charge. 

The Alberta WaterPortal Society provides online games and videos for water learning at home

From Information to Action 
Canadians drive the most polluting cars in the world – participate in a Feb 17 webinar on fixing Canada's car conundrum. 

Your Zoom work conferences, Netflix binging, and video chats with friends are all adding up in your carbon footprint.

“Creating a new, renewable electricity grid is going to require substantial new transmission capacity. In terms of direct impacts, there isn’t necessarily much difference between siting a pipeline and siting a transmission line.” 

The lithium-ion batteries in electric vehicles carry a huge environmental burden and could cause a health and environmental crisis

A Finnish hockey team has gone carbon neutral. 

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