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.
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.
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).