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City of Moose Jaw Green and Sustainable EnergyHousing Forum and Fair Feb 10 & 11 Informational Packages

Greetings to all! Please find  information attached on upcoming 2012 City of Moose Jaw Green and Sustainable Energy Housing Forum and Fair for your perusal and distribution to your contact networks. All are welcome!

FREE ADMISSION! FEBRUARY 10 & 11, 2012 8:30 a.m. - 5:15 p.m. Ongoing 75 -90 minute presentations, Question and Answer periods and displays

SIAST Palliser Campus Saskatchewan Street & 6th Ave NW

For a full schedule: Copies available at City of Moose Jaw Reception desks, SIAST Palliser Campus Information or  

The City of Moose Jaw, as part of the City’s Green Plan is once again hosting a major sustainability event on February 10 & 11 at SIAST Palliser Campus. The 2012 Green and Sustainable Energy Housing Forum and Fair will feature speakers from Ontario, Alberta and Saskatchewan and will showcase current trends and examples of how industry, professionals, municipalities, governments, education sectors, groups and individuals can develop and add small to large scale sustainability ideas, practices and concepts to their present surroundings and for future planning.

Please bring your own beverage container for coffee & water. Note: SIAST Parking fees in effect for Friday only $2-5/day or $1/hour. Consider a Green Travel Option for SIAST: Sunningdale Bus Route

· Opening and Welcome (Friday 8:30 a.m.)

· Demonstration of the next generation of sustainable housing and communities in Canada (9:00 a.m. Friday & Saturday 12:45 p.m.)

· Innovation in Housing: Partnerships with industry and education in Alberta (Friday 10:30 a.m. & Saturday 9:00 a.m.)· EQuilibrium™: Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation initiative that is being used for innovative mixed-income, mixed-use community of over 1000 units that features a community thermal energy system for the occupants and services. Regent Park, Toronto (Friday 12:45 p.m. & Saturday 10:30 p.m.)

· Presentation of feasibility study on the development of geothermal neighborhoods in Moose Jaw (Friday 2:45 p.m.)· Builder operator and energy awareness training overviews (Friday 4:00 p.m. & Saturday 10:30 a.m.)

· Seizing Opportunity: Building communities- City of Moose Jaw strategies and the Canadian Home Builders’ Association (Friday 4:00 p.m.)

· We can make a house out of that: Building homes from recycled materials (Saturday 9:00 a.m.)· Saving energy, saving money, saving the planet all at the same time: Supports for retrofitting existing homes and municipalities to save energy (Saturday 12:45 p.m.)

· Smart and Green Home: The Saskatchewan designed and made VerEco Home (Saturday 2:15 p.m.)· Participate in a high performance home design charette/workshop (Saturday 3:00 p.m.)

· Go Green: Energy solutions for homeowners (Saturday 3:00 p.m.)

· Wrap up and Closing (Saturday 4:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.)

For more information contact Jan Radwanski, GSEHF Coordinator 306.690.9591 or email

RCE Newsletter from RCE Southern North Sea

Dear Madam, Dear Sir,

The Regional Centre of Expertise Southern North Sea (RCE-SNS) is happy to announce a new issue of the RCE-SNS Newsletter on Education for Sustainable Development.

The RCE-SNS Newsletter is published with the aim to communicate and to raise awareness of sustainable development issues in the region. The Newsletter provides information about the most recent developments in Education for Sustainable Development, RCE’s activities and local/international events on ESD and other sustainable development issues.

I hope that you find this issue of the RCE-SNS Newsletter enjoyable reading!

Best regards,

Luk Van Langenhove

President of the RCE-SNS

Education for Sustainable Development Recognition Program: Nominations Now Open


Do you know of a project that deserves recognition for building capacity in Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)? Are you leading or participating in such a project? The Regional Centre of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development Saskatchewan (RCE Saskatchewan) Recognition Program provides recognition to innovative projects, research, and other activities promoting Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in the prairie region. Nominations are now open for submission for the fourth annual ESD Recognition Event. RCE Saskatchewan invites nominations to be submitted by May 1, 2012. The event will be tentatively held on June 7, 2012 in Regina, Saskatchewan. Project leaders will receive a certificate of recognition, promotion of their project at the event and on the RCE Saskatchewan website, and an opportunity to network with other project recognition recipients and RCE Saskatchewan members. Media will also be alerted to the event.

Some important areas of sustainable development include:

 1.  Building sustainable communities

 2.  Climate change

 3.  Farming and local food production

 4.  Health and healthy lifestyles

 5.  Reconnecting to natural prairie ecosystems

 6.  Sustainable infrastructure including water and energy

 7.  Bridging and sustaining cultures

Nominations may be submitted by the individual or organization, or by someone else, who believe(s) the project is worthy of recognition. "Education for sustainable development aims at promoting reflection and discernment in our region that helps us identify and pursue paths to sustainability. Such paths lead to ongoing improvements in quality of life while sustaining healthy ecosystems. They promote active environmental stewardship, social justice, and intergenerational equity" (RCE Saskatchewan website). Projects should address education for sustainable development, including the three pillars of environmental stewardship, social justice, and economic development such that the project strengthens one or more pillars while not damaging any of the other pillars.

 Projects must:

-    Build capacity for ESD in Saskatchewan;

-    Educate others (either formally, informally, or non-formally) about the importance of becoming more sustainable;

-    Take place, at least in part, in Saskatchewan;

-    Have achieved significant milestones at the time of application;

-   Not have been recognized at prior RCE Recognition Events or, if previously recognized, have had further innovations and significant accomplishments since the earlier recognition event.

You are also welcome to submit photos along with your application. 

The nomination form can be found at the RCE Saskatchewan website: under the 'Events' heading. More details about the event can be found there, including a list of recipients from last year.

Please pass this information on to others who might know of projects to be nominated.

Yours in healthy living,


Adrienne Billings

RCE Saskatchewan Event Coordinator

Ph:    (306) 535-1588



Education for Sustainability Newsletter Jan 2012 (vol 3, no. 1) Now Available

Education for Sustainable Development Newsletter

Education for Sustainable Development NewsletterVolume 3, Number 1, January 2012


Inside this issue...

·       Innovative Curriculum: Grade 12 Global Issues: Citizenship and Sustainability

·       Greening the Technical Vocational Initiative in Manitoba

·       Education for Sustainable Development: Parkland Elementary School Garden Project

·       GREEN High Schools Program Introduces Students to Careers in the Environment

·       Professional Development Day on Sustainable Happiness

·       Using the Earth Charter to Develop a Teaching for Sustainability Course at the University of Winnipeg

·       UNESCO Identifies Brock Corydon School for its "Good Practice" in ESD and Culture

·       Manitoba Takes Top Honours at the 2011 Canon Envirothon

·       Woodlands Students Reduce Lunch Waste

·       Professional Learning and Conferences

·       Online Resources

·       Digital We, It Starts with Me!

·       Funding

"Straw Light Clay Building Workshop", Craik, July 6-8, 2012

Please see the attached PDF below on this exciting, participatory workshop being held in Craik examining straw light clay building contruction.--Roger

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