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Projects

WAM is a catalyst for community-based initiatives. We build new and reinforce existing networks, advocate for change and help advance projects that have the potential to make positive, meaningful and lasting impact.

Saskatoon CarShare Co-operative

In 2011, WAM joined forces with the School of Environment and Sustainability (SES) at the University of Saskatchewan and the Centre for the Study of Co-operatives to establish a community owned, full service and environmentally and economically sustainable CarShare co-operative. The SCC is now operational. Click here to join or learn more.

Garlic Project

The WAM Garlic Project was initiated in 2010 to promote local food production within Saskatoon. WAM supplies garlic seed to yard donors who work with volunteers to plant, maintain and harvest delicious, healthy garlic.

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Hydration Station

The WAM Hydration Station is a simple, convenient and portable tap water distribution service that gives community members access to free, clean and refreshing Saskatoon tap water at outdoor community events. The project aims to increase availability of tap water and raise awareness about what makes it superior to bottled water. Since 2010, the WAM Hydration station has helped quench the thirst of thousands of festival-goers at many of Saskatoon’s most exciting outdoor events including the Sasktel Jazz Festival, PotashCorp Fringe Festival, PotashCorp Children’s Festival, Wake Ride, Waterfront Craft Festival, Canada Day and many more!

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NatureCity Festival

WAM hosted the finale of this week-long festival spearheaded by Wild About Saskatoon with the goal of encouraging citizens to connect with nature and the ‘wildness’ of Saskatoon. The event featured food, drink by Root Down Worker’s Co-operative, door prizes, an information fair with 15 different nature-based organizations, presentations and musical performances presented by the Sound and Silence Collective. We are tentatively on the organizing committee set to deliver the festival in 2014. View their website.

Share Fair

An event intended to celebrate the spirit of sharing and the diverse array of collectives, co-operatives and collaborative organizations working together to build better communities, the Share Fair featured nearly 20 different community organizations, a keynote presentation by Tracey Mitchell and musical performances presented by the Sound and Silence Collective. Remember, sharing is caring!

Ice Cycle

The coldest bike parade on the planet, WAM has partnered with Saskatoon Cycles to deliver this event since its inception. Ever-increasing in popularity, the winter biking extravaganza has helped raise the profile of cycling in Saskatoon. Read more about IceCycle at their website.

Youth Summit

An event intended to encourage youth involvement in developing solutions for sustainability in Saskatoon, the Youth Summit featured hundreds of students from high schools all over city. In addition to hearing from keynote speakers, students had a chance to voice their opinions on everything from what their schoolyards should look like to where Saskatoon needs new bike lanes.

Eco-pass

Although no longer an official partner, WAM worked with the City of Saskatoon to initiate the EcoPass program which allows employers to offer discounted bus fares to employees that choose to take the bus to work. Click here for more information and to encourage your employer to get on board!