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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.

Click here for the full story


Workshop: Bigger Events, Smaller Footprints

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


Winter Cycling Fest, Broadway Theatre, January 30, 2015

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!

Bike Event Broadway Theatre

101-202 Fourth Avenue North, Saskatoon, SK S7K 0K1
Phone: (306) 242-1206 | Fax: (306) 242-1955 | 1-800-567-2444