A better planet begins in the classroom.Destination Conservation Saskatchewan (DCS) is a practical, student-driven, activity-based program that brings environmental education alive in our schools. Students, teachers, principals, custodians and parents cooperate in this three-year, inquiry-based program. DCS helps students do real work for their school to identify conservation opportunities. The student leadership team works to help change consumption habits in the school community. The program focus is on saving energy, conserving water and reducing waste.
The CNYC is a community centre where youth from Saskatoon's core neighbourhoods have the opportunity to become involved in economic ventures with co-operative and environmental themes. In the last year, the youth of CNYC have earned thousands of dollars through their work building compost bins, growing organic produce and banding trees. Any youth aged 10 - 21 who wants to do construction, crafts, bicycle repair, gardening, sewing, or other activities is welcome to come to the Youth Coop Mondays to Thursdays between 3:30 and 5:30, meet other youth, staff and volunteers, and get involved.
The CNYC also partners with schools in the community to offer classes and individuals the opportunity to use the facilities and partner on projects such as building compost bins, worm composters, benches, tables, cleaning toys, and other activities. Call Rob or Nancy at 665-3889 for more information.
The worldwide Freecycle Network is made up of many individual groups across the globe. It's a grassroots movement of people who are giving (and getting) stuff for free in their own towns. Each local group is run by a local volunteer moderator (them's good people). Membership is free.
Saskatchewan has Freecycle chapters in Battlefords, Estevan, Melville,Moose Jaw, Regina, Saskatoon, Weyburn, Wynyard, Yorkton