Today, October 24 is United Nations Day and in 2009 the very first International Day of Climate Action was celebrated to draw attention to Climate Change before the annual Conference of the Parties in Copenhagen (COP15). Though there was no COP in 2020, the next COP26 UN climate change conference will showcase the 2021 Global Conference on Health and Climate Change. The main theme will be “Healthy and Ambitious Determined Contributions to the Paris Agreement” with special attention on Climate Justice. The 26th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 26) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will be held in Glasgow, United Kingdom.
October 24 is a day to personally take action and bring education and awareness to climate change. It means protecting and preserving the environment. October 24 is a day to learn about climate change and how it impacts our earth. October 24 is a day to take action, to recycle your used clothing, electronics, paint, dishes, paper, glass, aluminum and tires. It is a day to cooperate and bring attention to the environment and commemorate historic climate change leaders. Today is not only a day to remember the first International Day of Climate Change, but perhaps it is a time to take the HallowGreen Challenge! This Hallowe’en take climate action, and compost, recycle, reuse and reduce.
Tackling Climate Change is one of the calls to action under the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
What a combination of events for October 24 – to remember the inaugural International Day of Climate Action, while celebrating United Nations Day! This year for United Nations Day, the theme was “Reimaging, Rebalance, Restart: Recovering together for our shared humanity.” While you are out walking in the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area, and at George Genereux Urban Regional park, pay attention to nature, and the birds around you, and take a moment to appreciate “75 years of love” a concert celebrating the 75th anniversary of the United Nations!
Today Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said, “Today, on United Nations Day, we recognize what we can achieve when countries around the world work together toward shared goals…..This year, we are facing some of the most critical challenges of our generation. We find ourselves in the midst of crises that know no borders, and our response will determine the future of our health, our environment, and our societies. Now, more than ever, we must act together as partners to address the serious issues before us – whether fighting the global COVID-19 pandemic, tackling climate change and protecting biodiversity, or ending poverty and inequality.”And, as Trudeau advocates, we do indeed “have an opportunity to work together to decide our future.” Today, we will stand together on United Nations Day, and take action! What are some of the ways you can have a meeting or a workshop and help others around you take action on Climate Change? It is as easy as 1-2-3! Perhaps you wish to have climate change conversations, or start campaigning.
For directions as to how to drive to “George Genereux” Urban Regional Park
For directions on how to drive to Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area
For more information:
Blairmore Sector Plan Report; planning for the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area, George Genereux Urban Regional Park and West Swale and areas around them inside of Saskatoon city limits
NEW P4G District Official Community Plan
DRAFT P4G Saskatoon North Partnership for Growth The P4G consists of the Cities of Saskatoon, Warman, and Martensville, the Town of Osler and the Rural Municipality of Corman Park; planning for areas around the afforestation area and West Swale outside of Saskatoon city limits
Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area is located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada north of Cedar Villa Road, within city limits, in the furthest south west area of the city. 52° 06′ 106° 45′
Part SE 23-36-6 – Afforestation Area – 241 Township Road 362-A
Part SW 23-36-6 – SW Off-Leash Recreation Area (Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area ) – 355 Township Road 362-A
S ½ 22-36-6 Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area (West of SW OLRA) – 467 Township Road 362-A
NE 21-36-6 “George Genereux” Afforestation Area – 133 Range Road 3063
Wikimapia Map: type in Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area
Google Maps South West Off Leash area location pin at parking lot
Web page: https://stbarbebaker.wordpress.com
Where is the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area? with map
Where is the George Genereux Urban Regional Park (Afforestation Area)? with map
Facebook Group Page: Users of the George Genereux Urban Regional Park
Facebook group page : Users of the St Barbe Baker Afforestation Area
Facebook: South West OLRA
Twitter: StBarbeBaker Please help protect / enhance your afforestation areas, please contact the Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas Inc. (e-mail / e-transfers )Support the afforestation areas with your donation or membership ($20.00/year). Please donate by paypal using the e-mail friendsafforestation AT gmail.com, or by using e-transfers Please and thank you! Your donation and membership is greatly appreciated. Members e-mail your contact information to be kept up to date! Canada Helps
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“The future of the planet concerns all of us, and all of us should do what we can to protect it. ” Wangari Maathai.
“The science of forestry arose from the recognition of a universal need. It embodies the spirit of service to mankind in attempting to provide a means of supplying forever a necessity of life and, in addition, ministering to man’s aesthetic tastes and recreational interests. Besides, the spiritual side of human nature needs the refreshing inspiration which comes from trees and woodlands. If a nations saves its trees, the trees will save the nation. And nations as well as tribes may be brought together in this great movement, based on the ideal of beautifying the world by the cultivation of one of God’s loveliest creatures – the tree.” ~ Richard St. Barbe Baker