Farming & Local Food Production

Green Life: Learning to Live with the World

Contact person (The person making this entry has the ability to edit this entry in the future. See above for details as to how): 
Sandhya Padmanabh
Email address of primary contact person: 
mail@lasa.ca
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Green Life: Learning to Live with the World is a six episode documentary television series that explores the emergence of Saskatchewan's forward looking environmental attitudes, how we are making informed choices that will leave our world stronger and healthier for future generations, and how we are moving towards sustainability by thinking globally, planning regionally and acting locally. Green Life was envisioned, developed, shot and produced in Saskatchewan and was launched in October 2008. The first episode aired on SCN on October 16th and the series is continuing to air on SCN. The Sask ESD Network is the advisory board for Green Life. Sask ESD Network has plans to produce a teacher resource package, as well as exploring options for an educational companion website. The series showcases over 45 people from Saskatchewan who have embraced sustainable development. Now, more than ever, people are recognizing that our world and its resources are finite. At the same time we are starting to do more to ensure that the world we live in is a healthy, sustainable one. These emerging values are bringing about a revolution in the way people in Saskatchewan, and around the world, relate to their environment. Green Life is the first television series to feature Saskatchewan citizens who are trying to live sustainably. The series delves into the reasons behind why they are making these lifestyle choices and the benefits of doing so. The project is targeted at the general public and aims to teach by example.

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): 
Documentary; television series; SCN; informal education; formal education; sustainable development
Describe the educational component of the project (e.g. formal education, training, or public awareness advanced by the project): 

formal-schools; adult education; informal-awareness

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

Lasa Media Arts, SCN and CTF, Sask ESD Network, RSM Associates

How did you find out about this survey?: 

Recognition Program

University of Saskatchewan Renewable Resource Management Program

Contact person (The person making this entry has the ability to edit this entry in the future. See above for details as to how): 
University of Saskatchewan College of Agriculture and Bioresources
Email address of primary contact person: 
patti.sears@usask.ca
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The B. Sc. in Renewable Resource Management (RRM) is an applied science degree that focuses management of land, biological, and water resources and provides a high level technical skills that ensure graduates are highly employable in the resource sector.

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): 
Renewable resources, sustainable agriculture, bioremediation, agroforestry
Describe the educational component of the project (e.g. formal education, training, or public awareness advanced by the project): 

The University of Saskatchewan offers a graduate degree program and an undergraduate degree program in the field of Renewable Resource Management. Issues such as bioremediation of contaminated land, evaluation of ecological goods and services, forestry and agroforestry systems, indigenous peoples resource management, and greenhouse gas mitigation, are discussed as well as an understanding of the broader social context in which they occur.

What level of education does this project address?: 
Post-secondary institution

Green Yourself Week

Contact person (The person making this entry has the ability to edit this entry in the future. See above for details as to how): 
Shannon Dyck
Email address of primary contact person: 
contactus@ussu.ca
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Green Yourself Week was a great way to learn what to do in your day-to-day life to decrease your ecological footprint. When it comes to living sustainably, many people ask, "What can I do?"; this was an opportunity to find out. There were information booths with campus clubs and local organizations/businesses, a nuclear debate with Gordon Edwards and Duane Bratt, a  Ways to Green Yourself presentation, a bike workshop, a vermi-composting and rooftop gardening workshop, a green buildings presentation, a One Million Acts of Green kick-off, appearances by Severn Suzuki and Brendan Brazier, a ‘mugging’ (as part of a reusable mug campaign), and two film nights. The content of the week touched on all 6 of the RCE themes, and respect, responsibility, and equity all came up as qualities that should set the standards we live up to.This week was about education, but also empowerment. People are more willing to pursue things when they feel their contribution matters. This means informing people that their participation, actions and words really matter and will lead to a greater, more sustainable, world. The event was catered mostly to students, but to faculty, staff and the broader community as well.

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

20-24 October, 2008

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

formal-schools; adult education; informal-awareness

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

University of Saskatchewan Students' Union

How did you find out about this survey?: 

Recognition Program

Agriculture in the Classroom Sask. Inc.

Contact person (The person making this entry has the ability to edit this entry in the future. See above for details as to how): 
Agriculture in the Classroom Sask. Inc.
Email address of primary contact person: 
programs@aitc.sk.ca
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 AITC -SK is a charity that promotes agriculture education and awareness in the province. With support from Sask Ag and Food and the agriculture industry, AITC-Sk works hard to provide balanced, factual information to teachers and students thus enabling young people to make educated decisions relating to food, environment, careers and lifestyle.

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, farming, lesson plan
Describe the educational component of the project (e.g. formal education, training, or public awareness advanced by the project): 

The organization offers lesson plans about agriculture, the environment and sustainability for a range of grades. 

What level of education does this project address?: 
Professional and other training outside the formal school/higher education system (non-formal education)
Project sponsors/funders: 

Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture, Saskatchewan Canola Development Commission, Monsanto Canada Ltd, Viterra, Dairy Farmers of Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan Oat Development Commission, Canadian Wheat Board, Saskatchewan Pulse Growers, Husky Energy

Saskatchewan Soil Conservation Association

Contact person (The person making this entry has the ability to edit this entry in the future. See above for details as to how): 
Saskatchewan Soil Conservation Association
Email address of primary contact person: 
info@ssca.ca
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The Saskatchewan Soil Conservation Association (SSCA) is a non-profit, producer-based organization dedicated to the promotion of soil conservation in Saskatchewan. The SSCA gives producers strong peer and professional support as they adopt soil conservation practices.

 

 

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): 
Soil conservation, sustainable agriculture
Describe the educational component of the project (e.g. formal education, training, or public awareness advanced by the project): 

 

A soil conservation conference is held annually to discuss new and innovative practices. The SSCA distributes a newsletter to members updating them on the Association's activities as well as providing viewpoints, technical articles, a classified section for conservation equipment and a calendar of events. The "Farmers Helping Farmers" database puts members in contact with farmers experienced with different soil conservation practices. The SSCA is actively involved with the development of soil conservation extension materials and programs.

 

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