Dear friends, We hope this message finds you well in these trying times. We know these past several weeks have been overwhelming, and that people have been focused on adapting and looking after their communities and loved ones. We've also seen that this pandemic has shifted the way many people think about the climate crisis... Continue Reading →
Solidarity with Unist’ot’en fundraiser
Dear friends, Please support Indigenous communities on the front lines of Wet’suwet’en territory by donating and/or sharing this info. We have organized a prize draw for folks in Saskatchewan to encourage direct donations to the Unist'ot'en camp as they continue to resist colonial incursions on their land and law. To be entered in the draw,... Continue Reading →
A milestone (and a new look) for From the Ground Up
In the fall of 2016 we took the opportunity to hit the airwaves weekly on CFCR 90.5FM, Saskatoon's community radio station. A little over three years later, From the Ground Up is still going strong, and we just recently broadcast our 150th episode! It's been an amazing experience and opportunity to promote and provide a local... Continue Reading →
Continuing to support municipal climate action
Dear friends, After City Council met to discuss the Low Emissions Community (LEC) Plan in August, we promised to keep in touch with you about opportunities to engage on the plan as it moves through the next stages over the coming months. City Council’s budget process is coming up and there are items on the... Continue Reading →
Scenes from Saskatoon Climate Strike
A huge thank you to the estimated 3,000 folks that turned out to take the streets in Saskatoon for the Climate Strike, and an especially big thank you to the many young students who helped to lead the way. This was the biggest climate change demonstration this city has seen, but this movement is still... Continue Reading →
September events: films, talks, strikes!
September is always a busy month, and this year it promises to be especially so in regards to climate action. Young students around the world - including in Saskatoon - have promised to renew their strikes for climate action, while many others have pledged to participate in a general strike for climate action as part... Continue Reading →
Update on supporting municipal action
A few weeks ago we posted to urge folks to get in touch with their councillor and express support for the Low Emissions Community Plan, which will be going before City Council this coming Monday, August 26. There is still time between now and then to contact your councillor and Council as a whole to urge... Continue Reading →
Urgent: Help Us Support Climate Action in Saskatoon!
Dear Friends, We are seeking your support in helping Saskatoon take a step forward toward strong climate action. As you may know, the City of Saskatoon recently released the Low Emissions Community Plan, a 30 year roadmap to achieve the City's target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by 2050. The plan contains 40... Continue Reading →
Grassroots Voices Welcome Premiers
Announcement: Grassroots people in Saskatoon and Area Demonstrate in Response to a Meeting of Canadian Premiers, July 9th to 11th. From Tuesday, July 9 to Thursday, July 11, the Canadian premiers will be meeting in Saskatoon, on Treaty 6 territory and the Homeland of the Métis, at the Bessborough Hotel. Many of the premiers are working to... Continue Reading →
A Green New Deal for Saskatchewan?
It would be hard to not notice all the fuss about the Green New Deal, which has offered an inspiring framework for community organizing and pushing the political agenda around the world. Recently the Pact for a Green New Deal was launched in Canada, and this month communities across the country are holding town hall meetings to discuss what... Continue Reading →