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Reimagining Saskatoon
Towards Sustainability 2015
“overcoming our carbon dependence should be
seen as an opportunity to rethink for the better
an institution largely shaped...
Here are a few of the initiatives undertaken by
Saskatoon residents and organizations in 2015 to
help make Saskatoon a mor...
Energy
Saskatchewan Environmental Society Solar Power
Cooperative is launched
http://www.ecofriendlysask.ca/2015/04/ses-solar-co-...
First Nations Power Authority of Saskatchewan (FNPA)
established to assist First Nations communities to
identify and addre...
With 71 buildings. Saskatoon Health Region is always
on the lookout for ways to reduce utility costs and
save energy.
http...
Construction
Saskatoon’s First Passive House
http://www.ecofriendlysask.ca/2015/12/temperance-street-passive-house.html
More builders, such as Vereco Homes, are designing
energy-efficient houses.
http://www.ecofriendlysask.ca/2015/10/vereco-h...
Green Roofs
The Garden Patch
Saskatoon Food Bank and Learning
Centre
Julie & Josh
http://www.ecofriendlysask.ca/2015/06
/s...
Transportation
http://www.ecofriendlysask.ca/2015/03/saskatoon-carshare-co-operative.html
Saskatoon CareShare Co-operative launches a
cro...
Encouraging alternate forms of
transportation:
100 free bus passes for teachers
attending the Saskatoon Teachers’
Associat...
Using real-time data collected over the past few months, the
City of Saskatoon is launching new garbage and recycling
coll...
Food
The Saskatoon Seed Lending Library provides free
and easy access to viable, native, open-pollinated
seeds.
Two Green Wheels, a bicycle-operated compost pick
up service based out of Saskatoon.
27 University of Saskatchewan food vendors receive
Green Spaces certification (e.g. sending kitchen scraps
to the organics...
Nature
The Northeast Swale: Wild, Wonderful, One of a Kind
“Sit down at the keyboard,
pick up a pen or a phone,
and let your City...
SOS Elms Coalition
“The slow and necessary steps of eliminating
our dependence on fossil fuels will certainly be
difficult, yet we should see...
EcoFriendly Sask informs, encourages, and
supports Saskatchewan environmental
initiatives:
 Online publication
 Small gr...
http://www.facebook.com/ecofriendlysk
http://twitter.com/EcoFriendlySask
http://www.pinterest.com/ecofriendlysask/
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Reimagining Saskatoon: Towards Sustainability 2015

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“overcoming our carbon dependence should be seen as an opportunity to rethink for the better
an institution largely shaped by and for fossil fuel: our cities”

Here are a few of the initiatives undertaken by Saskatoon residents and organizations in 2015 to help make Saskatoon a more sustainable city.

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Reimagining Saskatoon: Towards Sustainability 2015

  1. 1. Reimagining Saskatoon Towards Sustainability 2015
  2. 2. “overcoming our carbon dependence should be seen as an opportunity to rethink for the better an institution largely shaped by and for fossil fuel: our cities” http://thrivingcities.com/blog/confronting-climate-change-rethinking-city
  3. 3. Here are a few of the initiatives undertaken by Saskatoon residents and organizations in 2015 to help make Saskatoon a more sustainable city.
  4. 4. Energy
  5. 5. Saskatchewan Environmental Society Solar Power Cooperative is launched http://www.ecofriendlysask.ca/2015/04/ses-solar-co-operative.html
  6. 6. First Nations Power Authority of Saskatchewan (FNPA) established to assist First Nations communities to identify and address their energy needs and help validate projects before they are sent to SaskPower for consideration http://www.ecofriendlysask.ca/2015/10/first-nations-power-authority-of.html
  7. 7. With 71 buildings. Saskatoon Health Region is always on the lookout for ways to reduce utility costs and save energy. http://www.ecofriendlysask.ca/2015/12/energy-savings-in-saskatoon-health.html An energy performance contract installed electronic occupancy controls, energy- efficient lighting, insulation, and replacement steam traps.
  8. 8. Construction
  9. 9. Saskatoon’s First Passive House http://www.ecofriendlysask.ca/2015/12/temperance-street-passive-house.html
  10. 10. More builders, such as Vereco Homes, are designing energy-efficient houses. http://www.ecofriendlysask.ca/2015/10/vereco-homes-affordable-and-energy.html
  11. 11. Green Roofs The Garden Patch Saskatoon Food Bank and Learning Centre Julie & Josh http://www.ecofriendlysask.ca/2015/06 /saskatoons-first-residential-green- roof.html
  12. 12. Transportation
  13. 13. http://www.ecofriendlysask.ca/2015/03/saskatoon-carshare-co-operative.html Saskatoon CareShare Co-operative launches a crowdfunding campaign to expand their fleet and become Canada’s first solar-powered carshare
  14. 14. Encouraging alternate forms of transportation: 100 free bus passes for teachers attending the Saskatoon Teachers’ Association Convention
  15. 15. Using real-time data collected over the past few months, the City of Saskatoon is launching new garbage and recycling collection routes that have been optimized to make trips as short and direct as possible, reducing fuel consumption and reducing the City’s carbon footprint. https://www.saskatoon.ca/news-releases/new-2016-collection-days-garbage-and-recycling-carts
  16. 16. Food
  17. 17. The Saskatoon Seed Lending Library provides free and easy access to viable, native, open-pollinated seeds.
  18. 18. Two Green Wheels, a bicycle-operated compost pick up service based out of Saskatoon.
  19. 19. 27 University of Saskatchewan food vendors receive Green Spaces certification (e.g. sending kitchen scraps to the organics bin, eliminating polystyrene takeout containers, providing discounts to customers who bring reusable containers or mugs). The University’s goal is to divert 1,500 tonnes of organics annually.
  20. 20. Nature
  21. 21. The Northeast Swale: Wild, Wonderful, One of a Kind “Sit down at the keyboard, pick up a pen or a phone, and let your City Councillor and your MLA know that the protection of the Northeast Swale is a priority for you!” http://www.ecofriendlysask.ca/2015/11/the-northeast-swale-saskatoons.html
  22. 22. SOS Elms Coalition
  23. 23. “The slow and necessary steps of eliminating our dependence on fossil fuels will certainly be difficult, yet we should see it as an occasion to remake our places that are humane, convivial, and sustainable.” http://thrivingcities.com/blog/confronting-climate-change-rethinking-city
  24. 24. EcoFriendly Sask informs, encourages, and supports Saskatchewan environmental initiatives:  Online publication  Small grants to support local environmental initiatives
  25. 25. http://www.facebook.com/ecofriendlysk http://twitter.com/EcoFriendlySask http://www.pinterest.com/ecofriendlysask/

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