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RCE Saskatchewan Submissions on Common Ground Drainage Diversion Project

The following documents pertain to RCE Saskatchewan's engagement with the Common Ground Drainage Diversion Project seeking to divert water from the Quill Lakes basin into the north end of Last Mountain Lake.

(1) Letter from Calling Lakes Ecomuseum to Hon. Scott Moe, Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment, June 15, 2017

(2) Reply from Hon. Scott Moe to Calling Lakes Ecomuseum, July 26, 2017

(3) Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment rejection of need for Environmental Assessment, determination of September 8, 2017

(4) RCE Saskatchewan Letter to Federal Ministry of Environment and Climate Change requesting Environmental Impact Assessment, Nov. 19, 2017

(5) RCE Saskatchewan Letter to Federal Ministry in response to request for input on whether to conduct Federal EIA, Nov. 24, 2017

Notes from First Global RCE Thematic Conference in Okayama, Dec. 5-7, 2017

Please find attached important notes from the First Global RCE Thematic Conference in Okayama, Japan, held from December 5-7, 2017. The 3 conference themes were biodiversity, climate change, and sustainable consumption and production. The meeting notes include links to a number of RCE and UN agency activities working on Education for Sustainable Development. In addition, I have added some quotations from delegates and presenters that I thought were notable. It ends with a few photos including one following the Global RCE Awards Ceremony in which RCE Saskatchewan received an "Outstanding Flagship Project Award" for the "Community Collaboration for Potash Mine Engagement" project. Congratulations to everyone involved in that project, especially the community of Havelock!

Thank you especially to Dr. Adela Kincaid who also attended the conference on behalf of RCE Saskatchewan.

Hopefully you find the notes and the resource materials it links to helpful.

Roger Petry, Co-coordinator
RCE Saskatchewan

New Global UNESCO Report on ESD Released to General UN Assembly

The Report of the Director General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization on the implementation of education for sustainable development is attached. The following provides details about the release:

http://www.unesco.org/new/en/unesco-liaison-office-in-new-york/about-thi...

School of Environment and Sustainability at U of S Open House

Dear ENVS 992 Project Partners,

As a community partner in the SENS Master of Sustainable Environmental Management and/or Master of Water Security program, your organization has expressed interest in working with or has been working with our students on projects fostering sustainability and environmental stewardship.

I’m pleased to inform you that we are hosting an Open House on Tuesday, November 7th at 4:30 p.m. at the U of S to provide more information to current students and professionals on our project-based degree offerings.

This may be of interest to your employees, and I would be thankful if you would consider circulating the attached invitation to them. In addition, here is a link to ourbrochure.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions. Thank you for your continued support of SENS.

Regards,

Andrea

 

 Andrea Eccleston, M.A.

Graduate Professional Programs Coordinator

School of Environment and Sustainability

University of Saskatchewan

323 Kirk Hall, 117 Science Place

Saskatoon, SK S7N 5C8

Office:306-966-8755

Fax: 306-966-2298

Email:andrea.eccleston@usask.ca

Website:http://www.usask.ca/sens/

Notes, Photos, and Final Agenda from the 6th RCE Conference of the Americas

Dear RCE Saskatchewan Colleagues,

The 6th RCE Conference of the Americas (that includes participating RCEs from North, South, and Central America) was recently held in Vancouver from September 13-15, 2017. Given its geographic proximity, RCE Saskatchewan was able to send 4 attendees: I attended along with Adela Kincaid, Roxane Wagner, and Jill Forrester. The event was a great success with our being able to meet representatives from two new RCEs: RCE Kawartha (from Peterborough, Ontario) and RCE Georgetown (from South Carolina). Attached you will find notes from the conference highlighting projects from each RCE along with a few photos at the end. I have tried to include links where I could find them. In addition I will attach the final program of the conference that includes contact names for each RCE should you need them. Two tangible outputs coming out of the Conference will be a project database and an experts database for use by our fellow RCEs, the UN University, and the UN system. These will have specific categories tied to the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals and the 5 objectives of the UNESCO Global Action Programme on Education for Sustainable Development. Once this is available for data entry I will let you know.

Thank you to Adela, Roxane, and Jill for an excellent job in representing our RCE.

Best wishes,

Roger Petry, Co-coordinator
RCE Saskatchewan

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