March Monthly Meeting & Potluck – Thursday March 19, 2014

SES’s Solar Cooperative

PermaSask’s March Potluck will be followed by a presentation on the Saskatchewan Environmental Society‘s (SES) Solar Cooperative by Peter Prebble.

Solar coop

Thursday, March 19
Doors open at 6:00pm – Potluck at 6:30pm –  Presentation begins at  7:30pm.
Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre, 202 Ave C South.

Everyone welcome.

 The Saskatchewan Environmental Society (SES) is working towards creating the first solar power cooperative in Saskatoon. Peter Prebble will talk about how the project came to be, as well as the environmental, social and financial benefits of a renewable energy cooperative model.

“It will establish a new business model for developing renewable power in the province because we’re going to try to create a renewable power co op that is community controlled, run by its members.”

In December 2014, Affinity Credit Union announced that the SES Solar Coop won the $50,000 prize in the Business for Good Social Venture Challenge, after raising $59,000 in Affinity’s crowd funding challenge. The SES is still selling solar panels to interested community members to raise the rest of the money required to install approx. 400 panels.

To learn more about the SES Solar Coop, visit:
http://environmentalsociety.ca/issues/hot-topics/

February Monthly Meeting & Potluck – Thursday February 19, 2014

Paul Hanley will be presenting ideas from his new book, Eleven.

Place: Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre, 202 Ave C South
Time: Doors open at 6:00 PM. Potluck at 6:30. Presentation at 7:30

11What is Eleven about?

Eleven billion people will crowd this marvelous planet by century’s end. If the global economy were to grow five-fold during this period as predicted, humanity’s ecological footprint would exceed Earth’s bio-capacity by 400%.

We need to chart a new course to the future. The sweeping changes that make a ‘full world’ work—involving dual processes of destruction and reconstruction—will transform global culture, agriculture, and ultimately the human race.

Eleven is a call to consciousness. Only an ethical revolution will allow us to carry forward an ever-advancing civilization. Eleven proposes a transformational model to help individuals, institutions, and communities make an eleven-billion world work for everyone—and the planet.

www.elevenbillionpeople.com

January Monthly Meeting & Potluck – Wednesday January 21, 2014

Wild in the City with Candace Savage

Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Place: The Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre

202 Avenue C South in Saskatoon

Beautiful bee in native flower garden

Beautiful bee in native flower garden

 

Juvenile Magpie, backyard

Juvenile Magpie, backyard

This month author, Candace Savage, will talk about conserving biodiversity in cities, with a special emphasis on wild bees. She will also tell us about Wild about Saskatoon and the NatureCity Festival.

Doors open at 6pm. We will eat at 6:30. After we clean up Candace will begin her presentation – approximately 7:15 pm.

 

Small Swale

Small Swale, Saskatoon

Everyone welcome.

 

North East Swale

North East Swale, Saskatoon

Wild about Saskatoon is hosting the third annual NatureCity Festival in May. Candace Savage is an acclaimed author who has written over two dozen books. Titles include A Geography of Blood: Unearthing Memory in a Prairie Landscape, Prairie: a natural history, Bees: nature’s little wonders and many, many more.