Building Sustainable Communities

We Are Many Festival

Contact person (The person making this entry has the ability to edit this entry in the future. See above for details as to how): 
WAM Team
Email address of primary contact person: 
info@wearemanyfestival.com
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The We Are Many (WAM) Festival seeks to celebrate the arts, public education, and community action in the hopes that bringing people together can have an positive impact on the environment. People attending WAM had the opportunity to sign a pact outlining ten actions that can be taken to create a better and more sustainable planet. Although WAM's main focus is on environmental sustainability, community sustainability is a large part of the idea behind WAM. Throughout the planning stages of WAM, many community organizations, all levels of government, artists, activists, and members of the community came together in unity under the goal of creating a greener community that is sustainable. As a community movement, WAM works to build cultural and community sustainability by providing an opportunity for people within the community to come together in celebration of what unites people, and also what can be done to create a community that is inclusive, supportive, and socially and environmentally friendly.  

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August 22-24

Keywords (Please list keywords, separated by commas, that relate to the project): 
Festival, Community, Sustainability
Describe the educational component of the project (e.g. formal education, training, or public awareness advanced by the project): 

Informal - awareness.

What level of education does this project address?: 
Public awareness, for example, through the media (informal education)
Project sponsors/funders: 

City of Saskatoon, Ministry of Tourism, Culture, and Sport, AFEGS, CFCR, Saskatoon Curbside Recycling, Affinity Credit Union, Great Western Brewing, Handy Special Events, Industry Images. The Indigenous Peoples Program, Saskatoon Public Library, Planet S, Planet S, Rawlco, Saskatoon Energy Group, Sasktel, Saskpower, SCIC,  STC, TCU Place, University of Saskatcheawn, WM Waste Management

Eco-Centre - Craik Sustainable Living Project

Contact person (The person making this entry has the ability to edit this entry in the future. See above for details as to how): 
Town of Craik; RM of Craik #222
Email address of primary contact person: 
town.craik@sasktel.net
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This multipurpose facility, which opened July 3rd, 2004, features innovative and energy efficient building design and integrated heating, cooling and renewable energy systems. The facility serves as a focal point for indoor and outdoor demonstration and educational programming on sustainability. The Eco-Centre is located just east of the Louis Riel Trail  (Highway #11), one of the busiest and well-maintained highways in Saskatchewan, situated approximately midway between Saskatoon and Regina. The Eco-Centre is located on the edge of the scenic Arm River Valley, overlooking Arm Lake, Craik and District Regional Park and next to the Craik and District Golf Course.  Funding for the Eco-Centre is being generated through:

   1. Fund raising campaigns such as 'Buy a Bale' and the 'Green Lottery'

   2. Corporate, foundation and organizational sponsorship

   3. In-kind contributions and volunteer service

   4. A grant and loan from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities' Green Municipal Funds.

 

Describe the timing of your project (Please describe the date and length of time the project runs): 

Opened July 3,2004. Ongoing.

Keywords (Please list keywords, separated by commas, that relate to the project): 
Craik, eco-village, eco-centre, energy efficient, building design, renewable energy
Describe the educational component of the project (e.g. formal education, training, or public awareness advanced by the project): 

 

Informal - This is a demonstration project with material for viewing at www.craikecovillage.ca 

 

What level of education does this project address?: 
Public awareness, for example, through the media (informal education)

Food Secure Saskatchewan

Contact person (The person making this entry has the ability to edit this entry in the future. See above for details as to how): 
Don Mitchell, Coordinator
Email address of primary contact person: 
info@foodsecuresaskatchewan.ca
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Food Secure Saskatchewan is a coalition of individuals and groups working toward, or interested in, achieving food security for all Saskatchewan citizens by way of a healthy and sustainable food system.  The purpose of FSS is to improve food security in our province through coordinated, community-led action. FSS works to stimulate policy change and encourage the development of a comprehensive, integrated food security strategy.

Describe the timing of your project (Please describe the date and length of time the project runs): 

Ongoing.

Keywords (Please list keywords, separated by commas, that relate to the project): 
Food Security, Local food, sustainable food system
Describe the educational component of the project (e.g. formal education, training, or public awareness advanced by the project): 

Food Secure Saskatchewan Works to: Advocate for, and work towards, improved food security policies and programs for Saskatchewan citizens; Enhance the skills and knowledge of the membership and their community partners; Foster coordination among groups who work to improve food security in the province; Provide support and information (including publications, research and other important food information) to groups working in the delivery of front line food security initiatives and policies.

What level of education does this project address?: 
Public awareness, for example, through the media (informal education)

Spirit Creek Watershed Monitoring Commitee

Contact person (The person making this entry has the ability to edit this entry in the future. See above for details as to how): 
Spirit Creek Watershed Monitoring Commitee
Email address of primary contact person: 
info@spiritcreek.ca
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The Spirit Creek Watershed Monitoring Committee is the first of its kind established in Canada to monitor intensive livestock operations. Its members are local residents representing municipal and community groups, rural residents, cottage owners and farmers in the Good Spirit Lake area of east-central Saskatchewan.

Describe the timing of your project (Please describe the date and length of time the project runs): 

Ongoing.

Keywords (Please list keywords, separated by commas, that relate to the project): 
agriculture, livestock
Describe the educational component of the project (e.g. formal education, training, or public awareness advanced by the project): 

To investigate and report the environmental impact on the water, soil and air resulting from intensive hog operations in the Spirit Creek watershed.

What level of education does this project address?: 
Public awareness, for example, through the media (informal education)
Project sponsors/funders: 

Ministry of Agriculture

Government Services Articles

Contact person (The person making this entry has the ability to edit this entry in the future. See above for details as to how): 
Lori Parks, P. Eng., PMP, Environmental Engineer
Email address of primary contact person: 
lori.parks@gs.gov.sk.ca
Phone number (if applicable): 
306-798-1312
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Government Services (formerly Saskatchewan Property Management) provided two articles for the book EcoLiving: Working Together For a Sustainable World, printed in 2006 by Regina EcoLiving Inc.:

SPM in the LEED: This article provides background information on the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program and showcases sustainable design features of Century Plaza, Government Services head office.

Saskatchewan Property Management- Sustainability Through Waste Minimization: This article describes Government Services initiatives to reduce office and construction related wastes.

 

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Printed in 2006 and currently available at select locations in Regina, Saskatoon, and Craik.

 

Keywords (Please list keywords, separated by commas, that relate to the project): 
Government Services, EcoLiving, Articles, Book, LEED, Saskatchewan Property Management, Century Plaza, waste minimization
Describe the educational component of the project (e.g. formal education, training, or public awareness advanced by the project): 

 

Material part of educational publication, Ecoliving: Working Together for a Sustainable World.

 

What level of education does this project address?: 
Public awareness, for example, through the media (informal education)
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