Craik Sustainable Living Project (CSLP) Resource & Library Collection

Submitted by StudentResearcher on Tue, 2010-04-27 15:33
Date of survey completion
Contact person (The person making this entry has the ability to edit this entry in the future. See above for details as to how)
Paul Stinson
Email address of primary contact person
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The CSLP Resource & Library Collection includes print, video and hands‐on resources that promote a broad range of topics that fall under sustainable living. The purpose of this project is to increase the availability of educational resources on sustainability, particularly for rural Saskatchewan, but for urban dwellers as well. The nature of the project is to provide greater access to educational resources on a broad range of topics, ranging from peak oil to local food to spirituality, as well as access to equipment such as dip nets and stargazing tools that can provide  opportunities to better understand and appreciate the natural environment.

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


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

While some resources have been used in a formal educational setting, such as children’s books about renewable
resources and pond study equipment, others, such as books on strawbale building, seed saving, and composting,
have informed other local projects, increasing their success.

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

The initial collection was started with donations of books from Dr. Lynn Oliphant and funding from
the Davidson Inter‐Church Association (DICA). The collection was able to grow through additional funding from
the Ctaik Community/Mid‐Lakes Region One Tonne Challenge, the Craik Recreation Board, and the
Saskatchewan Outdoor Education Association (SOEEA).