"We're not sure where we'll end up, but we're going to start by gathering the news and stories on the environmental front in Saskatoon and Saskatchewan and passing it on via blog, Facebook, and Twitter. We hope to raise awareness, educate, and encourage." - Andrew McKinlay
"Exploring and sharing environmental news and events that matter in Saskatchewan." - Penny McKinlay
Our first article - July 4, 2011
Since that date, we've published over 850 articles.
Wetlands . . . Snakes . . . Passive Houses . . . Solar Energy . . . Owls . . . Dark Sky Preserves . . . Wildlife Rehabilitation . . . Saskatoon's Northeast Swale . . . Geothermal Energy . . . Green Roofs . . . Outdoor Education . . . Repair Cafe Prince Albert . . . Sustainable Business Practices . . . and so much more!
We added resources to our website - an events calendar along with lists of environmental organizations, volunteer opportunities, books, and outdoor explorations.
We introduced EcoFriendly Action Grants in 2012 and have provided 294 grants worth over $209,000.
From Buffalo Narrows and La Ronge in the north to Lampman and Cannington Lake in the south, we've supported individuals, schools, municipalities, and community organizations.
Such a wide range of projects - from reusable cups and plates to a delivery bike, educational programs, film festivals, and trails.
In 2020, we launched Nature Companion, an introductory nature website/app with over 300 plants and animals of Western Canada - https://www.naturecompanion.ca
10 years! We've learned so much and met so many great people. Thank you for your support, encouragement, and ideas.