2015 NatureCity Festival - $5,000
The Festival’s purpose is to foster a broad and vocal community,
ready to take action to protect the diversity of life both at home
The 2015 Festival worked
hard to connect the issues
of healthy natural spaces
with healthy human beings.
Featured speakers, Dr. Shimi Kang and Cam Collyer, helped make
new connections in the health-care community.
The workshop on creating nature-oriented play spaces for children
was sold out.
Earth Day Canada and the Canadian Wildlife Federation are
applying for funding to encourage the creation of similar events
across Canada, with Wild About Saskatoon as advisors.
The NatureCity Festival has attracted national attention.
Saskatoon Nature Society - $1,000
A revised, expanded edition of the Society’s Guide to Nature
Viewing Sites in and around Saskatoon will encourage residents to
spend time enjoying and learning about nature in and near
Nature Regina - $1,000
New signage will help visitors find the Hidden Valley Sanctuary and
respect its flora and fauna.
Northeast Swale Watchers - $500
Brochure and pin will equip and
empower citizens to speak up on behalf
of the Northeast Swale.
Saskatchewan Eco Network - $500
The Environmental Film Festival
enables collective discussion and
energy to work and be active in
support of the environment.
Melfort Cross-Country Ski Club - $500
The Gronlid Trails in Fort à la Corne
Provincial Park were badly damaged
by ATVs in 2015.
The Club reseeded and mulched the
In conjunction with the Melfort Running Club, the cross-country
ski club sponsored the Wapiti Bush Run to raise awareness of the
trails and draw attention to the problems caused by quads.
Ecology Camps for Kids - $500
A rental van transports campers to some of their favourite
locations: the Northeast Swale, Saskatoon Natural Grasslands,
Peturrson’s Ravine, Wanuskewin, Chappell Marsh, Beaver Creek,
Cranberry Flats, Pike Lake, the Herschel Dino Discovery Centre,
and the Zoo.
St. Volodymyr Ukrainian Catholic Eparchial
Camp - $500
Nature activities – bat houses,
light pollution and star gazing,
compost, an excursion to Pike Lake
Provincial Park – provide campers
with the opportunity to learn
about and appreciate nature.
Wildlife Rehabilitation Society of
Saskatchewan - $325
Owl pellet dissections were a big hit at Gone Wild for Wildlife.
St. Gerard School, Saskatoon - $250
A Habitat and Adaptation program offered by the Saskatoon Zoo
Society gave Grade 4 students a chance to see the animals and
learn about them from a specialist.
Photo credit: Saskatoon Zoo Society
Native Prairie Appreciation Week Poster
Contest - $200
Native Prairie Appreciation Week is dedicated to celebrating and
raising awareness of Saskatchewan’s valuable grassland
Jazmin Wilks Jones,
Grand Coulee – first
place ages 7-10
Over 400 students participated in the youth poster contest.
EcoFriendly Sask provided 2 EcoAdventures Ziplines gift cards for
the winners in the 7-10 and 11+ age categories.
Noah Aime, Redvers –
first place ages 11+
Saskatoon Seed Library - $500
Seed libraries ensure the
biodiversity of local seeds are
saved and encourage a wide
variety of people to grow healthy
food and save seed.
Seed Lending Library garden plot,
McDermid Community School, Regina - $500
Students and teachers built raised beds, planted seeds, and
established two garden beds. The vegetable bed included corn,
squash, beans, peas, tomatoes, carrots, and lettuce.
Flowers were chosen to represent the Circle of Courage (red,
black, yellow, and white), and the Grandmother (sunflower).
P J Gillen School, Esterhazy - $500
Worm composting units taught Grade 3 students the importance
of their role in supporting a healthier soil/environment and that
what they do can make a difference.
Young Parent Program, Moose Jaw Family
Services - $500
The children chose the vegetables they wished to grow and
maintained and harvested them. The fruit and vegetables were
used in making their lunches and snacks.
Macklin Daycare - $500
Raised garden beds and a compost bin helped kids learn how to
garden, recycle, and contribute to our environment.
Crystal’s Home, North Battleford - $500
Crystal’s Home’s container garden
is a gathering place that focuses
on nourishing a strong community
by empowering youth and growing
Resort Village of Chorney Beach - $500
An unused site is being transformed into a community garden that
will include fruit trees and bushes, serving as a sanctuary for birds,
people, and pets.
Rob Dumont Energy Management Awards
Dinner - $1,482.01
Sponsoring wine for the first annual awards dinner provided
support for energy efficiency and encouraged the choice of
environmentally sustainable wines.
Over $12,000 was raised for the Rob Dumont Fund.
Anna & Doug Carman and Brent Veitch - $500
A research project explores the most effective means of installing
EcoQuest, Saskatoon Public Schools - $500
Students learned about solar and bicycle-generated power as part
of Student Action for a Sustainable Future.
Saskatoon CarShare Co-operative - $1,000
The Co-operative’s crowdfunding campaign was designed to
expand their fleet and become Canada’s first solar-powered car
Saskatoon’s first Winter Cycling Fest included a moveable feast, a
movie, and a chance for Saskatoon’s cycling organizations to share
information about their activities.
100 free bus passes were offered to teachers attending the
Saskatoon Teachers’ Association convention to highlight the value
of effective, reliable public transportation.
Saskatoon Teachers’ Association - $500
“The interest in this opportunity was
overwhelming and all of the tickets
were spoken for within minutes of
Vincent Mamer, STA President
Recycling & Lac La Ronge Waste Management
Corporation - $500
The school and 10 families participated in the first year of the La
Ronge’s kitchen and garden compost program. The compost was
donated to the community garden, which grows vegetables for the
Lac La Ronge Food Bank. They plan to expand the program in
Two Green Wheels - $500
A pedal-powered compost service reduced waste and helped grow
The compost was given to two community gardens and used to
start a personal compost pile that will be used to grow vegetables.
Kincaid Central School - $500
The Community School Council was concerned about the amount of
waste created every lunchtime. The solution? A set of reusable dishes
and cutlery made from recycled materials for each classroom.
City Park Toy Library - $500
The Toy Library gives families an alternative to traditional
consumerism, diverts toy packaging waste from the landfill,
teaches sustainability, and builds community.
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“Be the change you want to
see in the world.”
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$500 to support local projects that will benefit the
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