Posts Tagged "environment"

Islands of Grass – conserving Canada’s native grasslands

Posted by on 17. March 2019 in Blog / Journal, Conservation, News & Events | Comments Off on Islands of Grass – conserving Canada’s native grasslands

Islands of Grass – conserving Canada’s native grasslands

Mark your calendars for March 28, 2019: you are invited to a public talk “Islands of Grass: Getting native grasslands on Canada’s conservation radar” that I will be presenting together with Saskatchewan writer and naturalist Trevor Herriot. We have been invited to give an evening keynote at the School of Environment and Sustainability (SENS) graduate student research symposium. This plenary talk is open to the public, and all are welcome to attend. Date: March 28, 2019 Time: 5:30 p.m. Location: Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Saskatoon East – University (in the “High Up Above...

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Islands of Grass book launch

Posted by on 11. November 2017 in Blog / Journal, Featured, News & Events | Comments Off on Islands of Grass book launch

Islands of Grass book launch

You are invited to a launch of the Islands of Grass, a passionate and beautifully illustrated plea for one of the most endangered and least protected landscapes on Earth: the remaining fragments of natural prairie on the northern plains. Written by award-winning author and naturalist Trevor Herriot and accompanied with the remarkable photography by Branimir Gjetvaj, Islands of Grass is an irresistible call to action to protect what remains of this natural splendour. November 14, 2017 at 7 p.m. – Regina Sask. – Royal Saskatchewan Museum (2445 Albert Street). Doors to the museum...

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Grasslands on Canada’s top 10 endangered places list

Posted by on 26. May 2016 in Blog / Journal, Conservation | Comments Off on Grasslands on Canada’s top 10 endangered places list

Grasslands on Canada’s top 10 endangered places list

The National Trust for Canada (NTC) has released today its latest Top 10 Endangered Places at Risk. NTC is a national charity that leads action to save historic places of cultural and natural significance. The organization’s goal is to inspire Canadians to identify and celebrate their heritage landmarks, cultural landscapes and communities, and conserve them for present and future generations. Two prairie landmarks made the top 10 list: Saskatchewan’s grasslands and wooden grain elevators. These places that define identity, community spirit and a sense of belonging are slowly eroding due to...

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Jane Jacobs – a 100 years of progressive urban thought

Posted by on 4. May 2016 in Blog / Journal, News & Events | Comments Off on Jane Jacobs – a 100 years of progressive urban thought

Jane Jacobs – a 100 years of progressive urban thought

Jane Jacobs (May 4, 1916 – April 25, 2006) an American born journalist and activist, best known for her work on improving the quality of life in urban communities, was born on this day 100 years ago. Jacobs saw cities as ecosystems that had their own structure and dynamic that would change over time according to how they were used. She promoted city planning with higher population density (and criticized car-centric culture of suburban sprawl), advocated for support of local economies, and for mixed use of smaller, more nimble city blocks. In her influential and most cited book, The...

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Saskatchewan election – vote for the grasslands

Posted by on 3. April 2016 in Blog / Journal, News & Events | Comments Off on Saskatchewan election – vote for the grasslands

Saskatchewan election – vote for the grasslands

On the eve of the 2016 Saskatchewan election, it is disappointing to see that the environment and sustainable development have not been a serious topic of debate. We have heard almost nothing what the major political parties will do to safeguard our disappearing native prairie landscapes. The prairie ecosystem is one of the most altered and threatened in North America; only 20% of Saskatchewan’s native prairie remain, and in some areas, such as in the Regina Plains, there are less than 1% native prairie left. Even protected areas do not have a secure future, as a series of political measures...

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