U of S set to celebrate Earth Day

SASKATOON - The School of Environment and Sustainability (SENS) at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) is hosting an event this weekend to help celebrate Earth Day.

The event, which takes place at the Saskatoon Farmers' Market on Saturday, April 23, aims to provide educational activities, advice and examples of what each of us can do to improve our lives and reduce our carbon footprint at the same time, by using energy more efficiently.

Saturday, April 23, 10 am-2pm
Saskatoon Farmers' Market
19th Street and Avenue B

The day will feature a number of interactive activities, including building a household carbon footprint wheel, a planting booth to grow homegrown herbs and greens, a pedal-powered bike blender for free smoothies and a vermicomposting demonstration to reduce garbage.

The morning schedule features a public forum with Mark Bigland-Pritchard (Green Energy Project) as well as Martin Boucher and Chrystal Mantyka-Pringle (SENS researchers) on making effective climate choices. This forum takes place at 11:30 am and will be powered via a solar panel carbonless public address system.


For more information, contact:
Chris Morin
Communications Specialist
University of Saskatchewan
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