Sustainability Speakers Series

The Sustainability Speakers Series is a monthly event hosted by Saskatchewan Environmental Society volunteers and the Saskatoon Public Library. 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) in Saskatoon. All talks run from 7:00pm to 8:30pm.

Shifting From Coal to Renewables / Sep 17

As part of Climate Justice Saskatoon’s ongoing research into the implications of an exit from coal, Dr. Mark Bigland-Pritchard has been researching a reliable, renewables-only provincial electricity grid. He will talk about his findings and the opportunities they offer.

Local Focus on Our Developing Climate Reality / Oct 15

Hilary Carlson and Kristin Bruce will speak about the City of Saskatoon’s Climate Action Plan. They will provide an overview of strategies to create a Saskatoon that is sustainable, efficient and equitable and how we prepare civic services and infrastructure for changing climate conditions.

Saskatchewan Low Carbon Stories / Nov 19

Margret Asmuss will talk about the impacts of the climate crisis, with a focus on what we are seeing in Saskatchewan. She will discuss what we can learn from five Saskatchewan communities, businesses and farms that work to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions while benefitting their bottom line.

Worth Saving a Subspecies? / Dec 10

Woodland caribou live in mountainous and boreal habitat across Canada and are listed as “threatened” in Canada’s Species at Risk Act. Branden Neufeld will describe the unique aspects of woodland caribou and his research into ways to conserve this special part of Canada’s natural heritage.