The University of Saskatchewan’s main campus is situated on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis.

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My summer of adventure in South Africa

Volunteer Eco Students Abroad is an organization that brings together young people to create real and lasting change in indigenous village communities. This summer, I traveled to KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa with 35 other Canadians to take part in the very first VESA Africa group.

Alternatives to Alternative Energy

The catastrophes in Japan might finally achieve what decades of conflict in the Middle East have not: compel governments to invest in the research required to develop viable energy alternatives.

U of S rethinking flood prevention

To prevent flood damage caused by increasingly unpredictable rain seasons, the University of Saskatchewan is looking into more sustainable ways to pave its walk and roadways.

Tesla Roadster electric sports car

I’ll take that electric car now, please

Obviously everyone can't travel by bike or bus, and personal vehicles have become an integral part of the way people live in North America. The good news is that there is a viable alternative to the internal combustion engine: Electric cars.

USask ranks poorly in College Sustainability Report Card

In a recent report that ranked 322 universities and colleges throughout the U.S. and Canada on sustainability, the University of Saskatchewan finished in the least sustainable third of all schools and tied for second worst sustainable school in Canada.

Bicycle Show and Shine tour concludes in Saskatoon

Retire Your Ride celebrated its last stop on the Bicycle Show and Shine tour Aug. 28 at the Saskatoon Farmers' Market. The tour, which travelled throughout rural and urban Saskatchewan, supported the federal government's Retire Your Ride program to promote bicycle use and public transit in place of automobile use.

Farmers’ Market showcases first ever Local Foods Day

On Saturday, Aug. 28, the Saskatoon Farmers' Market hosted the first ever Local Foods Day. The goal of Local Foods Day is to ensure that the city commits to food security, which is each citizen's right to safe, diverse, nutritional and locally grown food.

Is organic food better for you?

Organic producers say their food tastes better, is more nutritious, and is better for the environment. But in an effort to be wary of salespeople's pitches, I decided to get to the roots of claims about organic foods.

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