SaskPower Shand Greenhouse supports Saskatchewan Regional Center of Expertise
Article by: Greenhouse staff - May 17, 2007
One of only four in North America, the Saskatchewan Regional Center of Expertise (RCE) promotes sustaining rural communities and regional Education for Sustainable Development (ESD).
Issues that the Saskatchewan RCE focuses on are:
- climate change
- farming and local food issues
- reconnecting natural prairie ecosystems
- bridging cultures for sustainable living
- community and building sustainable infrastructure
The Saskatchewan RCE is a network that includes the City of Saskatoon, the Town of Craik, the City of Regina, as well as other community organizations located along the Highway 6 corridor, governments, educational institutions, NGOs and businesses.
SaskPower supports education for sustainable development in Saskatchewan as demonstrated through their continued support of Shand Greenhouse’s educational and environmental programs. Shand Greenhouse’s mission statement is:
To lead by example, environmental sustainability through its operations, education, project development and partnerships.
In November, 2006 SaskPower and Shand Greenhouse both provided letters of support to the United Nations for the creation of an RCE in Saskatchewan. The application was accepted and the official delegation and celebration for RCE Saskatchewan was held March 1 - 2, 2007, in Regina, Craik and Saskatoon.
There are currently 35 RCE around the world - three in Canada and one in the United States.
The United Nations declared 2005-2014 the Decade of Education for Sustainable Development to promote sustainable development initiatives by supporting worldwide Regional Centers for Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development.