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Welcome to the website for the Saskatchewan Regional Centre of Expertise (RCE Sask) on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). This site is a portal for community members to interact, participate, and collaborate on topics on education for sustainable development.

Please feel free to navigate the site using the links on the left-hand side. If you are interested in joining our community, please sign up for an account (on the left-hand side). If you have any questions, please see our FAQ section (in the navigation on the left, currently under construction) or if you would like to contact the RCE Sask coordinators or group administrators, please refer to the "Contact Info" link located on the upper right-hand side of this page.

Recent News

  • Members of the RCE Sask are preparing for the upcoming RCE Americas conference that will take place at the University of Regina in Regina, Saskatchewan in May 2008. Please click on the following link to visit the conference website: RCE Sask Conference 2008

"Love Your Lake" Ribbon Cutting, Katepwa Point Provincial Park

2016-07-01 15:00

District of Katepwa is very excited to be part of a program called Love Your Lake.

Love Your Lake is a shoreline assessment and stewardship program developed by Watersheds Canada and the Canadian Wildlife Federation. We will be working with Lower Qu'Appelle Watershed Stewards, Agricultural and Ag Food Canada and U and K Greenhouses to deliver this program to Katepwa Lake.

Natural shorelines are extremely beneficial as they act as filters helping to reduce pollutants that enter lakes, help to protect against erosion and provide vital habitat for birds, mammals and fish. But our actions, sometimes unknowingly, can have a huge impact on this delicate interface. Love Your Lake will recommend simple, yet meaningful, actions specific to each property that shoreline property owners can implement.

We are looking forward to delivering this program this summer would like to invite you to a ribbon opening on Friday, July 1 at 3pm at the Katepwa Point Provincial Park.

Sincerely

Mayor Rick Pattison

Adapting to Climate Change in Saskatchewan Seminar

2016-06-20 15:30

SEMINAR NOTICE

Title: Adapting to Climate Change in Saskatchewan

Speaker: Dr. David Hanly, SaskPower Consultant – Strategic Corporate Development, Resource Planning

Time: June 20, 3:30 PM

Place: 210 – 2 Research Drive

RSVP: Jocelyn.Crivea@uregina.ca

Abstract

Saskatchewan’s climate has changed over the past 50 to 100 years and is expected to continue to change for the next 50 to 100 years due to elevated greenhouse gas levels.  The impacts are not just in terms of average temperature and precipitation levels but also changes in the strength and frequency of extreme events such as hot days, storms, and drought.   Saskatchewan’s energy infrastructure is strongly influenced by weather and climate from the need to meet peak demand for electricity during hot days in the summer to droughts which limit cooling water supply and reduce hydro power to flooding of oil wells during extended periods of high precipitation.  Modelling which projects shifts in future climate in Saskatchewan can be used to inform decisions on investment in energy infrastructure to reduce impacts from climate change.   Results from climate models project rising average temperature of 2 – 3 degrees by mid-century, with on average drier conditions in the south and wetter in north with greater variability of weather leading to greater frequency and severity of drought and an increase in extreme heat days.

Budget cuts ends 42 - year partnership between Province and humanitarian groups

This is very sad day for Saskatchewan's overseas work in sustainable development (see SCIC news release attached below).--Roger

RCE Saskatchewan Response to Yancoal Environmental Impact Study

Dear RCE Saskatchewan Colleagues,

This is to provide you with a quick update regarding the work of the RCE Saskatchewan Sustainable Infrastructure Working Group. As you are aware, Yancoal Canada Resources Company Limited (Yancoal) is engaged in the development of the Yancoal Southey Project, a proposed solution potash mine located 60 kilometres north of Regina. On April 13, 2016, the Yancoal Environment Impact Study (EIS) was released by the provincial government. Saskatchewan communities were provided the opportunity to review the document and provide responses before the deadline of June 6, 2016. Dr. Garth Pickard and Dr. Ray Ambrosi, Co-coordinators of the RCE Sustainable Infrastructure Working Group, have led the development of the RCE Saskatchewan response and finalized the RCE Saskatchewan submission. Thanks to both of you for this dedicated effort and hard work in meeting this deadline and to all those who assisted in contributing to the submission.

Attached you will find a copy of the final letter submitted to the Government of Saskatchewan which includes its Appendix containing supporting information. The RCE submission raises important questions that will hopefully be useful in guiding the Province's environmental assessment of the project and reviewing aspects of its overall sustainability.

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