Next three sessions feature Regina’s net zero plan, tips for less harm to birds, and the biodiversity of Saskatoon
SASKATOON — The Sustainability Speakers Series is a monthly event hosted by the Saskatoon Public Library in partnership with the Saskatchewan Environmental Society (SES). These environmentally themed presentations are free for all to attend. These will be online events that start at 7:00 p.m. and end by 8:30 p.m.
Zoom links to the live webinars are in the Library’s Program Calendar at: https://saskatoonlibrary.evanced.info/signup/Calendar
Zoom links can also be found in the Library’s Program Guide (https://saskatoonlibrary.ca) and the SES website (https://environmentalsociety.ca).
Recordings of the presentations will be made available here:
February 22 / REGINA’S Energy & Sustainability Framework
Regina’s Energy & Sustainability Framework sets community targets for achieving net zero emissions through sourcing net zero renewable energy by 2050. It also lays out the specific actions the community will need to take to achieve these targets. Greg Kuntz and Ryan Gray will provide an overview of the Framework.
March 22 / On a Collision Course – Birds and Humans
Jan Shadick, wildlife rehabilitator at Living Sky Wildlife Rehabilitation, will talk about the perils facing our feathered neighbours. From habitat destruction and pollution to windows and cats, birds face a minefield of obstacles migrating each spring and fall. Windows and glass are a leading cause of bird mortality every year. Learn what you can do, and what the latest research is suggesting.
April 19 / YXE Wildlife: Biodiversity Monitoring in Saskatoon
Katie Harris from the University of Saskatchewan will provide an overview of Saskatoon’s very first long-term, large-scale urban wildlife monitoring study. This will include a discussion on the issue of urbanization, its impacts on wildlife biodiversity, and some of the ways that wildlife are adapting to our ever-urbanizing world. (This event will be hosted by the Library in partnership with SES and Café Scientifique.)