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Green Stem takes 3rd Place in the 2015 Skål International Sustainable Tourism Awards under the category of Community & Government Projects

The award evaluation was carried out by the three independent judges of the 2015 Skål International Sustainable Tourism Awards. As usual, the scores given by each judge, to each project, are summed at the Secretariat. The project getting the highest score is declared winner in the respective category.

Unfortunately, the entry GREEN STEM submitted in the category of Community & Government Projects was not featured among the winners. However, Green Stem was awarded fairly high marks and was ranked third in the category, which is a really good achievement as there were nine entries competing. 

The name of the judges and the winners will be announced during the Awards Ceremony that will take place in the frame of the Opening Ceremony of the 76th Skål World Congress on 29 October in Torremolinos, Spain.


Saskatchewan Living Green Expo - February 26 - 28, 2016

The Saskatchewan Environmental Society is hosting the province's largest Living Green Expo: a festival and trade-show focused on sustainable products and services. The Saskatchewan Living Green Expo is a celebration of all things green - a coming together of like-minded, creative & inspiring people who want to make a difference in the world.

Join us February 26-28, 2016 at Prairieland Park in Saskatoon, SK to celebrate the best environmental products and services our province has to offer.

Exhibitors will showcase sustainable products and services in the areas of health & wellness, energy & green building, transportation, food & beverage, and more!

Living Green Expo


PSA - For immediate release: June 8, 2015


Let's Roll! Recycling Education at Festivals & Events this Summer


Recycling information will be offered this summer through a fun and interactive education station. Let's Roll! is a transportable recycling education station featuring games for all ages. Adults and children alike can test their waste and recycling know-how at festivals and events throughout the summer. Look for the Let's Roll! recycling trailer at:

• Welcome to the Gaybourhood - June 10

• Pride Festival - June 12-13

• Civic Pancake Breakfast- June 18

• Saskatoon Jazz Festival - June 25-July 5

• Kinsmen Day at the Zoo - June 26

• Canada Day - July 1

• Second Ave Sidewalk Sale - July 9-11

• Reggae Festival - July 11-12

• Taste of Saskatchewan - July 14-19

• Family Day at the Forestry Farm - July 19

• Fringe Festival - July 30-August 8

• Saskatoon Exhibition - August 4-August 9

• Farmer's Market - June 21, August 16, August 23


The Let's Roll! recycling trailer teaches participants what can and can't be recycled, promotes composting at home or with a green cart, and helps connect residents with safe disposal options for hazardous waste like batteries and lightbulbs. Providing hands-on education on waste and recycling will help reduce waste and grow a greener Saskatoon.

The Let's Roll! recycling trailer is managed and staffed by Saskatchewan Waste Reduction Council (SWRC) and is a partnership between the City, Loraas Recycle, Cosmopolitan Industries, and the SWRC to encourage recycling and waste reduction.

For more City of Saskatoon Public Service Announcements, News Releases, Traffic Detours and Service Alerts, visit saskatoon.ca or connect with the City of Saskatoon on Twitter and Facebook.



The Trees of Innovation Place

Wed, May 27, 2 pm - 3 pm: A one hour walking tour of the special trees at Innovation Place. The walk will be led by Kyla Ledingham who looks after the trees. Free tree tour guides to all comers.

The tour includes Saskatoon's only Gingko biloba, plus Honey locust, Sugar maple, Norway maple, Douglas fir, Eastern white pine, Swiss Stone pine, Limber pine, Bur oak, Pin Oak, Ponderosa Pine, Hackberry , Linden, Japanese elm, and Pear.

Meet at 15 Innovation Boulevard #114, near Boffins.

Bike to Work Day Saskatoon - June 24, 2015

Transform your transportation and have some fun on your ride to work!

Choose active transport on June 24th, Click here to see which commuter station(s) you can visit on ride between 7 and 9 AM! Free grab-and-go refreshments and cycling information provided at each station.


City called out over compost efforts

By Phil Tank, The StarPhoenix March 9, 2015

The City of Saskatoon needs to do more to try to divert organic waste from the landfill through composting, a city committee heard Monday.

The city's environment, utilities and corporate services committee passed a report recommending more education about composting, and consultations on whether food waste should be considered for the city's optional green cart program.

Brian Sawatzky, who appeared on behalf of the city's environmental advisory committee, said the efforts are not sufficient for Saskatoon to catch up to other communities' efforts to divert organic waste from the landfill.

"We are crawling when we need to be running," Sawatzky told the committee.

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