Press Releases

Press Release: 25 Acts of Energy Conservation Webcast

On February 8, 2017, the Saskatchewan Science Centre and the Saskatchewan Environmental Society hosted a webcast for students. Students from 15 schools across Saskatchewan participated.

Press Release: Saskatchewan’s climate change plan unacceptable

In December 2015, the Saskatchewan Environmental Society (SES) celebrated the signing of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and wrote a letter to the Government of Saskatchewan outlining the steps our province would need to take in order to achieve our emission reduction obligations.

Press Release: SES calls for new oil pipeline safety measures

The Saskatchewan Environmental Society (SES) is asking the provincial government to adopt major new initiatives to ensure the safety of oil pipelines in Saskatchewan. These initiatives would build upon and go far beyond the amendments to the provincial Pipelines Act announced last week by Hon. Dustin Duncan, Minister of Energy and Resources.

Press Release: Carbon taxation important source of revenue for innovation

The Saskatchewan Plan for Climate Change released yesterday outlines an approach to climate change that stresses innovation. The Saskatchewan Environmental Society is pleased to hear the Province intends to take the threat posed by climate change seriously, and supports innovation as one of the avenues through which Saskatchewan can work to achieve our fair share of the global emission targets.

Press Release: Carbon pricing opens opportunities

On October 5, 2016, the United Nations announced that the Paris Agreement on Climate Change had met the minimum requirements for entry-into-force; at least 55 countries accounting for 55% of the world’s emissions have formally joined the agreement resulting from COP21. On the same day, Canada voted to ratify the Paris Agreement, joining the United States, India, China, and 69 other countries.

Press Release: Can Gunnar clean-up move forward?

On Thursday, September 22, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) will hold a hearing in Ottawa to consider Saskatchewan Research Council (SRC)’s request to lift the remaining “hold point” on the remediation project at the abandoned Gunnar uranium mine site. Gunnar, on the north shore of Lake Athabasca, was the site of an open-pit and underground mine and mill that produced uranium for the Government of Canada to supply to the United States atomic weapons program in the late 1950s and early 60s.

Press Release: SES Solar Co-op reveals first solar project in Saskatchewan

SES Solar Co-operative President Joe Schmutz and Shift Development Founder and CEO Curtis Olson announced today that the largest solar power installation built to date in the Saskatoon Light and Power district is now complete and just days away from powering up.

Press Release: 25 Acts of Energy Conservation 2016 Winners

Between March 21 and April 22, 2016, schools around Saskatchewan took on the challenge of saving energy, water, and reducing waste. Schools made videos, presentations, took photos, and submitted descriptions of what they did to be entered to win up to $1000 for their school.

Press Release: Two largest cities in SK urged to become carbon neutral

The Saskatchewan Environmental Society (SES) is celebrating the signing of an international climate change agreement in New York today, and is encouraging Saskatchewan’s two largest cities to play a major leadership role in making the key principles of the climate agreement a reality in our province.

Press Release: Saskatchewan in a Fossil-Fuel-Limited World

In the wake of the Paris climate change agreement, the Saskatchewan Environmental Society (SES) is calling on the Saskatchewan government to come forward with a comprehensive plan for reducing Saskatchewan’s greenhouse gas emissions.

Press Release: Sustainable Gourmet 2015

Chefs from the Saskatoon area prepared dishes made primarily from local ingredients for the Saskatchewan Environmental Society’s 10th Annual Sustainable Gourmet fundraiser dinner, held Saturday, September 19, which was a great success!

Press Release: SES urges government to strictly regulate use of neonics

The Saskatchewan Environmental Society (SES) President Bert Weichel called on the Saskatchewan government today to follow the lead of the Ontario government and launch a regulatory process aimed at significantly reducing the use of neonicotinoids.

Press Release: 25 Acts Contest Winners

Between March 23 and April 27, 2015, schools around Saskatchewan took on the challenge of saving energy, water, and reducing waste. Schools made videos, presentations, took photos, and submitted descriptions of what they did to be entered to win up to $1000 for their school.

Press Release: 2015 Saskatchewan Living Green Expo

The Saskatchewan Environmental Society hosted the first and largest green expo of its kind in the province. The Saskatchewan Living Green Expo was held on May 1 and 2, 2015, at Prairieland Park in Saskatoon, SK.

Press Release: Climate Friendly Zone Launch

The Saskatchewan Environmental Society announces the official launch of the Climate Friendly Zone campaign, a crucial step towards reducing our province’s dangerous greenhouse gas emissions.

Press Release: Saskatchewan Living Green Expo 2015

The Saskatchewan Environmental Society is excited to host the province’s first and largest green event of its kind, the Saskatchewan Living Green Expo, on May 1 and 2, 2015, at Prairieland Park in Saskatoon, SK.

Press Release: New provincial partnership for K-12 energy conservation campaign

The Saskatchewan Environmental Society (SES) is happy to announce their partnership with the Saskatchewan Science Centre (SSC) for the 25 Acts of Energy Conservation campaign, a K-12, province-wide action contest that promotes energy conservation all school year, culminating in a month of daily activities between Earth Hour and Earth Day….

Press Release: New environmental regulatory approach leaves greenhouse gas management on back burner

This morning the Government of Saskatchewan announced the proclamation of the new Environmental Management and Protection Act (2010) and the amended Forest Resources Management Act, along with certain sections of the new Environmental Code that will serve in lieu of regulations under these acts….

Press Release: Sustainable Gourmet 2014

Chefs from the Saskatoon area, including the Saskatoon Club’s Chef Anthony McCarthy, prepared dishes made primarily from local Saskatchewan ingredients for the Saskatchewan Environmental Society’s ninth annual Sustainable Gourmet fundraising dinner, on Saturday, September 27….

Press Release: K-12 School Energy Conservation Contest

Between Earth Hour, March 29, and Earth Day, April 22, 2014, schools around Saskatchewan took on the challenge of saving energy, water, and reduce waste. Schools made videos, presentations, took photos, and submitted descriptions of what they did to be entered to win up to $1000 for their school….

Press Release: Misfortune for Saskatchewan

The Saskatchewan Environmental Society (SES) is deeply concerned that the Government of Saskatchewan saw fit to approve the Fortune Minerals Metal Processing Plant near Langham yesterday, despite receiving more than 200 submissions of concern from residents of Langham, Dalmeny, the RM of Corman Park, and Saskatoon….

Press Release: Transition off Coal to a Renewable Future

Many existing coal-fired power stations in Saskatchewan are near the end of their useful life. Thus, between now and 2020 SaskPower will make crucial decisions concerning the province’s electricity future….

Press Release: A Questionable Fortune for Langham 2013

The Saskatchewan Environmental Society (SES) advised the Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment that approval for the Fortune Minerals Metal Processing Facility, proposed for construction near Langham, should be refused….

Press Release: Kerrobert Oil by Rail

The Saskatchewan Environmental Society (SES) has asked the Province of Saskatchewan and the Government of Canada to take a coordinated approach and to require that TORQ Transloading Inc. prepare an Environmental Impact Study on its proposed oil by rail terminal in Kerrobert, Saskatchewan….

Press Release: Climate Change

The risk of more extreme weather and other dangerous climate change effects increases as carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere approach 400 parts per million (ppm) warned the Saskatchewan Environmental Society….