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Mark Roseland - public lecture Friday March 16th 7:30pm

Keynote address for the University of Regina Graduate Students Association conference Putting Theory into Practice:  Creating Community Sustainability - http://www.urgsa.ca/conference

Public lecture by Mark Roseland 7:30pm Friday March 16th RIC 119

Dr. Mark Roseland is Director of the Centre for Sustainable Community Development (www.sfu.ca/cscd) and Professor of Resource and Environmental Management (www.rem.sfu.ca) at Simon Fraser University. Dr. Roseland lectures internationally and advises communities and governments on sustainable development policy and planning. The 4th edition of Dr. Roseland’s Toward Sustainable Communities will be published in Spring 2012 (www.newsociety.com) and released at the ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability 2012 World Congress and International Researchers Symposium, associated with the Rio+20 Earth Summit.  Dr. Roseland is also leading development of a Sustainable Communities Research Network, to be launched as well in Spring 2012.  At SFU, he is a founding member of the SFU Community Trust’s Board of Directors, responsible for the award-winning UniverCity sustainable community development project (www.UniverCity.ca).   

Native Sask. Plant Garden presentation

Reposted from:

Lifelong Learning Centre University of Regina Regina, SK   S4S 0A2   Phone   306.585.5816 Fax   306.585.5736

Website   www.uregina.ca/cce/lifelong

With spring just around the corner it’s a great time to explore interesting ways to highlight your landscape using plants that thrive in Saskatchewan. Join Fidji Gendron, Assistant Professor of Biology at First Nations University and Sarah Vinge, Habitat Stewardship Coordinator for Nature Saskatchewan, for a presentation on gardening using native Saskatchewan plants. Gendron and Vinge will explain how people can obtain native Saskatchewan species and how to design, prepare and maintain a native plant garden.

Thursday, March 15           

from 12:00 – 1:00 pm

in Gallery Building Room 106 – College Avenue Campus

Fee: $5

Call 585-5816 for more information or to register for this Thursday Noon Forum.

Participation in Rio Earth Summit 2012 process

If you are interested in how the voice of Canadian citizens can be heard as part of the Rio Earth Summit 2012, consider participating in the on-line dialogue created by the Canadian Earth Summit Coalition "We CANada". 

http://earthsummit.ca

They are conducting a cross-Canada tour in the coming months, but unfortunately they are not stopping in Saskatchewan.

Global Report on Human Settlements - Cities and Climate Change

Every two years, UN Habitat releases a report on human settlements.  For 2011, the focus of the report was on cities and climate change.  It highlights the role that cities play in contributing to climate change, the impacts of climate change on cities and on the potential for action in cities for mitigation and adaptation.  It also identifies some innovative measures that have been implemented from around the world to address the issue.  Visit the website below to download the full report, an abridged version or chapter by chapter.

http://www.unhabitat.org/content.asp?typeid=19&catid=555&cid=9272

 

 

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