New Global UNESCO Report on ESD Released to General UN Assembly

Submitted by admin on Fri, 2017-11-10 10:06

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-th…

Aboriginal Pipe Ceremony for Qu’Appelle River Watershed, Fort Qu'Appelle

Submitted by admin on Fri, 2017-11-03 12:22

Dear RCE Saskatchewan Colleagues,

The Saskatchewan Alliance for Water Sustainability (SAWS) has announced a traditional aboriginal pipe ceremony to bring focus on the increasing public concern regarding a proposed Quill Lakes diversion project. As you may be aware, the project would divert water from the Quill Lakes Watershed, a closed watershed basin, into the Qu’Appelle Lakes/River system. The project called, Common Ground Drainage Diversion Project, has been determined by Environment Minister Scott Moe, not to be “development” under the Environmental Assessment Act (!), and therefore not requiring a detailed environmental assessment including a public comment period. Qu’Appelle River Watershed residents and First Nations have expressed concerns about the potential addition of poor quality water with higher salt content being introduced into the Qu'Appelle system (beginning at Last Mountain Lake--the location of the Last Mountain Lake Migratory Bird Sanctuary) and potentially affecting many aspects of the environment including fish, wildlife, plants, and the use of water by agricultural producers, communities and First Nations people. A detailed project proposal has not been released to the public.

The attached PDF provides further details about this ceremony taking place at the Treaty Four Governance Centre in Fort Qu'Appelle this Tuesday, November 7th, at 11:00 am. Please make every effort to attend if you are able as we would like an important show of support from the RCE.

Please share this invitation widely.

School of Environment and Sustainability at U of S Open House

Submitted by admin on Mon, 2017-10-16 15:10

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/

RCE Energy Drinks (Regina)

Submitted by admin on Thu, 2017-10-12 11:11

Dear RCE Saskatchewan Colleagues,

Hello again!  Following our RCE Facilitation group meeting on Thursday, October 26, we hope you will join us at the Knotted Thistle (in the Travelodge on South Albert in Regina) for our first RCE Energy Drinks from 5:00 to 7:00 pm!   All are welcome, even if you aren't able to come to the meeting (3:00-4:30, Luther College at the University of Regina Room 207).  We'd love to hear more about what you've been up to and share some of the very energizing stories heard at the RCE Conference of the Americas in Vancouver in September. Hope to see you there!

Roger and Carol

RCE Facilitation Group (RFG) Meeting

Submitted by admin on Fri, 2017-10-06 15:17

Dear RCE Saskatchewan Colleagues, Partners, and Supporters,

Based on the selections on the Doodle poll, our next RCE Facilitation Group meeting will be Thursday, October 26, from 3:00 to 4:30 pm. The meeting will take place at Luther College at the University of Regina in room 207. The room will be open by 2:45 pm.  If you would like to be skyped into the meeting, please send me (Roger) your skype address so we can contact you 5 minutes or so before the start of the meeting. Also, please send any agenda items by Friday, October 20th (or we can simply add them at the start of the meeting). Current items include:

(1) follow-up from 6th RCE Conference of the Americas taking place in Vancouver, Canada (September 13-15)
(2) planning for next year's RCE SK ESD Recognition Event
(3) updates on an RCE SK flagship projects (including Yancoal and Quill Lakes)
(4) RCE partner and working group updates
(5) publications and media engagement
(6) global thematic RCE conference in Okayama, Japan, December, 2017
We are Looking forward to your participation in the RFG meeting.

Best wishes,
Roger Petry and Carol Reyda

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

Submitted by admin on Mon, 2017-09-25 17:13

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