Sustainable Speakers Series

The Sustainable Speakers Series is a monthly event hosted by the Saskatchewan Environmental Society and the Saskatoon Public Library that runs from September through May (2016-17). These environmentally-themed presentations are free for all to attend and are located in lower level meeting room of the Frances Morrison Central Library (311 23rd Street East). All talks run from 7:00pm to 8:30pm.

September 20, 2016 – Holly Ann Knott

“Homegrown: Saskatchewan’s first certified passive house”

Holly Ann Knott and her husband have built Saskatchewan’s first Certified Passive House. She, Robin Adair (the Green Builder Inc.) and Michael Nemeth (Bright Buildings) describe how they built a house to Canadian Passive House standards with no furnace

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October 18, 2016 – Angie Bugg

“Stuff I can do”

Energy Conservation Coordinator Angie Bugg will talk about SES’s STUFF I CAN DO project and offer numerous actions you can take to save energy, water, and greenhouse gas emissions, both at home and at work.

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November 15, 2016 – Michael Cavallaro

“Neonicotinoid Pesticides”

Michael Cavallaro will talk about the environmental impacts of neonicotinoid pesticides and what we can do to reduce the harmful effects.

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January 17, 2017 – Dr. Branimir Gjetvaj

“Photography & Environmental Conservation” (Saskatoon-based photographer)

The need for effective communication is essential to overcome the biggest threat to the environment – human apathy. In this illustrated talk, Saskatoon photographer Branimir Gjetvaj will present his experiences working in the field of conservation photography and share his efforts to inspire a deeper connection with nature.

February 21, 2017 – Ann Coxworth and Hayley Carlson

Policy Approaches to Climate Change”

Ann and Hayley will review policy approaches to climate change, specifically exploring the economic and political costs of carbon pricing versus flexible regulations. While a carbon pricing strategy offers the lowest economic cost, flexible regulations may be more politically acceptable

March 21, 2017 –

Adrian Werner (Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre)
Lisa Howse (Saskatoon Compost Coaches)
Shannon Dyck (City of Saskatoon)
and maybe Vanessa Young (U of S Master Gardeners)

“Healthy Yards for Prairie Gardeners”

Whether you’re new to gardening or a seasoned green thumb, learn tips and tricks on how to create a beautiful, sustainable, and productive garden. From home composting and water conservation, to native plants and pesticide reduction, there are many healthy gardening practices that are good for the garden and for the gardener.

April 18, 2017 – Patricia Hanbidge

“Sustainable landscapes that grow along with us”

Join us for an enjoyable but educational talk that will help you to design, grow, and maintain a landscape/garden that will be sustainable in nature and will meet your needs for the long term. Learn some tricks to reduce maintenance, increase production, and improve the enjoyment of your space.

May 16, 2017 – David Henry

“Watching wildlife in Prince Albert National Park”

David Henry will talk about his book Watching Wildlife in Prince Albert National Park. David’s book is an enjoyable read sharing insights that will increase your pleasure of watching and photographing animals. His book will be available to purchase.