Posts Tagged "environment"

SENS Photo Contest winning entries

Posted by on 7. August 2014 in Blog / Journal, News & Events, Photography | 2 comments

SENS Photo Contest winning entries

Two of my images won “Best in the Category” prize in the 2014 School of Environment and Sustainability Photo Contest. Each year, SENS holds a photo contest to showcase the photography talents of school’s students and alumni. Category winners and the overall show winner are selected by popular vote.  I entered several images and won in two categories: Sustainable Community and The Urban Environmentt. Category winners and the overall winner are posted on the SENS Web site. Besides bragging rights that my images are winning entries in the “international” photo...

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Canadian Bondar Challenge – a photo contest to connect youth with nature

Posted by on 30. July 2014 in Blog / Journal, News & Events, Photography | Comments Off on Canadian Bondar Challenge – a photo contest to connect youth with nature

Canadian Bondar Challenge – a photo contest to connect youth with nature

Roberta Bondar Foundation is launching the Canadian Bondar Challenge, a weekly photo contest to encourage Canadian youth ages 13 – 18 to explore the natural environment in their communities. The contest goal is to promote a hands-on outdoor experience that inspires the sense of awe, respect and appreciation for living organisms that share our planet. I am not personally connected with the Foundation, just passing on this information because I believe we have to do something about the growing nature experience deficit in our society.     The photo contest will run throughout...

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Images on display at Amber Gallery in Saskatoon

Posted by on 17. July 2014 in Blog / Journal, News & Events | Comments Off on Images on display at Amber Gallery in Saskatoon

Images on display at Amber Gallery in Saskatoon

I have two large canvas prints on display at the Amber Gallery in Saskatoon until August 10, 2014. The gallery is located within the Centre at Circle and 8th shopping mall, right across the Rainbow Cinemas. If you are in the area, drop by and have a look.     Earlier this spring a  group of photography friends from Saskatoon got together, and we picked a selection of images that represents our varied interests.  Beside my two prints (Abstraction and Lodgepole Pines in Fog), you can admire artwork by Scott Prokop, Jay Scott, Steve Hiscock, Ian Preston, Bob Littlejohn and Bruce...

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World Environment Day – ‘Raise Your Voice, Not the Sea Level’

Posted by on 5. June 2014 in Blog / Journal | Comments Off on World Environment Day – ‘Raise Your Voice, Not the Sea Level’

World Environment Day – ‘Raise Your Voice, Not the Sea Level’

World Environment Day (WED) is celebrated every year on June 5th, to raise global awareness and positive action for the environment. The UN General Assembly declared 2014 as the International Year of Small Island Developing States (SIDS), and the 2014 World Environment Day will shine a spotlight on issues facing the  SISD in light of climate change. The official WED slogan for the year 2014 is ‘Raise your voice not the sea level’. Global mean sea levels are rising and are forecasted to continue rising in the foreseeable future. Because the rate of sea level rise is much faster...

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Wild about Saskatoon – NatureCity Festival in pictures

Posted by on 3. June 2014 in Blog / Journal | Comments Off on Wild about Saskatoon – NatureCity Festival in pictures

Wild about Saskatoon – NatureCity Festival in pictures

The second annual Wild about Saskatoon’s NatureCity Festival wrapped up last weekend. It was a great festival, with a splendid mix of indoor and outdoor activities for all ages. We were treated to riverboat cruises, adventure hikes, tours of urban agriculture plots, bee-keeping demonstration, bird-watching trips, visits by a burrowing and a great horned owl (assisted by their handlers), face painting for kids, art exhibits and music events. About 80 organizations and businesses were involved in coordinating the festival and media covered the events and put the urban nature in...

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