Welcome to Sustainable Cobourg!

Latest news…

Read our latest blog post, ‘A Sobering Crisis’ here

We are sad to announce that we no longer have our space at 739 D’Arcy Street in Cobourg. Read more here

We are still looking for someone to take on the role as Secretary. Click here if you are interested in joining our board.

Our office…

We are currently without a physical location and would welcome any suggestions for a new office. In the meantime, if you need to get a hold of us please send an email to sustainablecobourg@gmail.com.

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All Candidates Meeting – May 30

Sustainable Cobourg invites you to the Northumberland-Peterborough South All-Candidates Forum.

Where: HTM Insurance Company, 1185 Elgin Street West, Cobourg
When: May 30, 2018, at 7:00 p.m.

Don’t miss the FINAL chance to meet and hear from the candidates for Northumberland-Peterborough South. Sustainable Cobourg encourages you to send us your environmental-related questions. Remember that sustainability includes economic, social/cultural, and environmental dimensions. So we want to hear from you about concerns you have from any of these areas.

This is your opportunity to voice your concerns.

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PITCH-IN Tomorrow!

townhall-over  Just a quick reminder to meet at 9:00 a.m. Saturday April 28th at Victoria Hall. Sustainable Cobourg team needs YOU! We are a ‘for benefit’ organization of volunteers. It benefits the Town and all of us.

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Spring Has Sprung….finally!

Cobourg Community Garden GroupIf you haven’t got any place to grow your veggies or flowers, try this group that came out of a consultation Sustainable Cobourg had in 2015. Its in James Tracey Park (Spencer Street) behind the ‘No Frills’ grocery store off Division St. Very reasonable rates. Check out the particulars online: https://www.facebook.com/cobourgcommunitygardengroup/


Red Tractor Farm and Market

You want some plants? Well you could get them at “Red Tractor Farm and Market” , one of our Corporate Members, where Julie will be happy to provide a great selection plus ‘goodies’ plus a ‘food box’ that you can sign up for to be delivered.

MAY 19th is their Planet Sale. Hope to see you there!






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It’s Earth Day! ….

Happy Earth Day! Well, really every day should be Earth Day but its nice to have a special day set aside. I think nature is helping us feel more like celebrating too because….no snow/ice/hail/rain has descended on us as it did last weekend! Yikes! So when we reflect on what we can do to help sustain our planet it’s pretty obvious that we are drowning in waste especially plastic and that is a main focus for us here at Sustainable Cobourg. We are hoping to redirect people’s thinking to substitute words like ‘garbage’ and ‘waste’ to LANDFILL, because that’s where it all ends up (or the oceans , lakes, rivers and streams). It’s polluting and dangerous. Not just because of the methane gas that is produced which is one of the contributing Greenhouse Gases that is interfering with regular climate patterns, but also because it pollutes our environment and by ‘our’ I don’t just mean human beings!

We are hoping that some of you will help do something, not in a big way, but in an important way, to deal with getting rid of the ‘garbage’ in our Town.

On April 28th Sustainable Cobourg will join the Town’s “Pitch-In” program. Please join us if you can. We meet at Victoria Hall Lobby at 9:00a.m. If you know you can come please contact Sustainable Cobourg so we can inform Renee Champagne about how many of us there will be.

Another event that we’re excited about is our ‘All Candidates Forum’ on May 30 at 1185 Elgin St. from 7:00 p.m. I’ll write more about that later. We have confirmed that 5 candidates will attend: Liberal, Lou Rinaldi; Conservative, David Picinni; Green, Jeff Wheeldon; NDP, Jana Papuckoski; Trillium, Derek Sharp. A full slate!

Keep in touch!



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Reminder: Presentation on the Passive House Standard and Annual General Meeting – Thursday

Immediately following Sustainable Cobourg’s Annual General Meeting, you are invited to attend a presentation on the Passive House Standard in Canada. Alan Murphy, BES, B.Arch., MRAIC, LEED® AP BD+C, a director at Passive House Canada, and Principal of Green Reason, a Toronto-based sustainable building consulting and project management company, will explain the Passive House Standard and why it is a globally recognized and cost effective choice for building optimization. The Passive House Standard is now gaining momentum in Canada. This presentation will be of interest to designers, builders, trades, suppliers, manufacturers, building officials, planners, municipalities, and anyone who is considering buying or building a house or other building now or in the near future.

From the Passive House Canada website: “Passive House Canada is a national non-profit professional association advocating for the Passive House high-performance building standard. Passive House is recognized internationally as the proven best way to build for comfort, affordability and energy efficiency of residential, institutional and commercial buildings, through all stages of design, construction, and livability.

Where: Cameco Room, Cobourg Community Centre, 750 D’Arcy Street, Cobourg
When: Thursday, November 2, 2017, 6:00 p.m.

The AGM starts promptly at 6:00 p.m. After a short break and refreshments, the presentation will begin at 7:00 p.m. There will also be an opportunity to meet with some of Sustainable Cobourg’s Corporate Members before and after the presentation.

This is a FREE event and ALL are welcome to attend the AGM and presentation. Please RSVP if you wish to attend, as seating is limited.

Hosted by Sustainable Cobourg, a not-for-profit, for-benefit organization advocating for sustainable living in Cobourg and the surrounding region. This event was generously sponsored by Community Power Northumberland

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‘You Complete Us’

Okay, if you’ve never seen ‘Jerry McGuire’ then this may not resonate with you! But its true none the less. Sustainable Cobourg can’t reach its potential without you, our members and supporters! Our Bicycle Action Committee has, from Day One, been the standard that we aspired to have our other committees achieve. They have demonstrated what ‘people power’ and persistence can accomplish for the cycling community in Cobourg. We need our members and supporters who want to make a difference and can give an hour of their time once a month for 10 months to get in the game. Our Committee chairs and our Board of Directors are often the only individuals making ‘sustainability’ a principle in thinking about FOOD, TOWN PLANNING, and THE ENVIRONMENT to the larger public, on behalf of our organization, by organizing presentations, speakers, activities, radio interviews, questionnaires, surveys, newspaper articles, and taking part in events. We need your help! Even if you can only participate as a volunteer for a specific project/initiative, that alone would be an incredible help to us. We are so beholden to you for your support and if you can, please become as involved as your time allows. Our projects for 2018 will be decided on soon, so if you have any ideas, tell us! We can make such a positive impact together. See you at the AGM on Thursday November 2, at the CCC at 6:00pm.

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