Wedneday, April 22, 2015 9:00 a.m. - Noon Sheraton Cavalier, Saskatoon
In conjunction with its ReForum 2015 Conference, the Saskatchewan Waste Reduction Council is hosting a half-day session for festival and event planners on how to improve the environmental performance of our events. Through a sharing of experience and expertise, event organizers will leave the session with fresh ideas on how to plan great events while leaving a smaller environmental footprint.
• DIG Events- A promoter of sustainable planning and design with a wide body of clients, ranging from festivals (Calgary Stampede, Calgary Folk Festival) to event spaces (McMahon Stadium, Telus Convention Centre).
• Regina Folk Festival- one of Saskatchewan's most well attended and environmentally conscious festivals. Hear from RFF on the successes and challenges of initiatives ranging from adopting LED stage lighting to bottled water bans.
• City of Saskatoon- how the City can help organizers green events; how they turned their Civic Pancake Breakfast from a sticky mess into a zero-waste event.
• Saskatchewan Waste Reduction Council- planning for a smaller footprint: how to set, measure, and report waste diversion and other sustainability goals.
• City of Saskatoon
• Loraas Recycling
• Saskatoon Cycles- Bike Valet Program
• Tourism Saskatoon
• SARCAN Recycling
• Saskatchewan Environmental Society
Cost: $40 (no charge for ReForum registrants)
More information on the ReForum 2015 Conference
It's time for the first ever Winter Moveable Feast!
Join Saskatoon Cycles on January 30th for an evening of food and fun.
Hardcore winter cyclists and enthusiastic first-timers welcome!
THREE-QUARTERS WINDS UP IN LANDFILL - BY PHIL TANK
Nearly three-quarters of the material sent to the landfill from four summer festivals in Saskatoon could have been recycled, suggests a new report.
The report, prepared for the city's environmental advisory committee, studied waste samples from the Saskatchewan Jazz Festival, the Pride Festival, Canada Day celebrations and the Fringe Festival. It found that 71 per cent of the material sent as waste to the landfill could have been recycled.