Student Action For a Sustainable Future, Saskatoon, SK

2014-04-15 11:00


I would like to invite members of RCE Saskatchewan to the Student Action for a Sustainable Future student tradeshow on April 15 in Saskatoon. Our eleven classes of grade 4-8 students from Saskatoon’s Catholic and Public School Divisions have been working hard on their action projects, focusing on areas such as waste, water, energy, food, and transportation. Not only are students engaged in their learning, they are also reducing greenhouse gas emissions and leading to other sustainability benefits in their classrooms, schools, households, and the community at large. Please see the attached letter for more details on the Students Action for a Sustainable Future program.

I welcome you and your colleagues to attend our event to see the exciting results and meet our hard working students! Kindly RSVP by providing the names of those who wish to attend to

Student Action for a Sustainable Future – Student Tradeshow

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

11:00 am - 2:15 pm (come and go)

Western Development Museum, Saskatoon

Full program details will be available online closer to the event on the City of Saskatoon’s website:

Trustees, Superintendents, City of Saskatoon representatives, the media, and other stakeholders have been invited to view the amazing work that the different classes have completed this year.

The Student Action for a Sustainable Future program is also looking to attract further interest and partnerships in the program, as the success, growth, and opportunities of the program depend heavily on strong community relationships. If you or someone you know is interested in becoming a partner, please contact us. We would be delighted to arrange a time to talk with you further.

If you have any questions or to RSVP, please let me know.

I look forward to seeing you in April!


Shannon Dyck, B.A., M.E.S., EPt

Environmental Coordinator

City of Saskatoon, Environmental & Corporate Initiatives

(306) 975-2331 | (306) 880-0373

Good Article on Flooding in England and Farming Practices

This is an interesting article from The Guardian newspaper written by George Monbiot discussing the impact of changes in farming regulations on the extent of the recent flooding in the United Kingdom as well as the general impacts of climate change in that country:


RCE Murray Darling (Australia): Launch and Links

Please see below the enjoyable email message and links from the launch of RCE Murray Darling (Australia) in October, 2013. --Roger

Dear All,

Thought you might like to know that the RCE-MD is moving along from
strength to strength since gaining the designation in Dec 2012!
I have included some video links from our Launch in October, 2013. Our
guest and Patron is Costa Georgiadis. Costa is the very popular and
recognisable face of a National Australian TV show called Gardening
Australia. Of course, beyond Gardening Costa is a great advocate of EfS.

We are  also fulling State and Federal government contracts that involve
research into community action, sponsoring community action that enhances
natural environments and coordinating a Group of Environmental and natural
Resource managers from across the Murray Basin. (this is a network of over
100 professionals)..

I will report on the RCE-MD in more detail at a later date. For I thought
you might enjoy the video from the Official Launch.

Thanks for all your support over the years preceding the formation of the
RCE-MD. Feel free to distribute these links among your networks.



Dr John Rafferty
Lecturer in Science Education
School of Education

Launch Highlights -
Waste Transfer Station -

Wodonga Middle Years College -
Birallee Neighbourhood Park
Banjora Children's Centre -


Looking good Joe and Roger....just trying it out on January 15, 2014

New Map of Global RCEs

Dear RCE Saskatchewan Colleagues,

Please find attached the most recent global RCE map that includes the 7 new RCEs approved at the 8th Ubuntu Committee of Peers meeting in November, 2013 so there are now over 120 Regional Centres of Expertise (RCE) on Education for Sustainable Development globally!We also have 2 new RCEs in the Americas, RCE Greater Portland (Oregon) and RCE Shenandoah Valley (Virginia).--Roger

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