PermaSask AGM & Film Screening – Thursday April 16, 2015

An evening in two parts . . .

Part 1

Time: 5:45 – 6:45 pm – PermaSask Annual General Meeting

Place: Mystic Java, 115 – 128 4th Ave S

Part 2

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Place: Frances Morrison Central Library, 311 23rd Street East

Screening of the documentary film Grasslands.

We are changing things up for April’s meeting which is our Annual General Meeting.  First we’ll be meeting at Mystic Java (on 4th Ave) from 5:45-6:45pm for the AGM portion. Then we’ll be walking over to the Frances Morrison Library for the screening of the film Grasslands, sponsored by Public Pastures – Public Interest and the Saskatoon Public Library.

Hope to see you there!grasslands

March Monthly Meeting & Potluck – Thursday March 19, 2015

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:

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.