A huge thanks to Chris Magwood from The Endeavour Centre in Peterborough, who gave an amazing and very informative talk entitled, ‘The Carbon Elephant in the Room’ on November 18. We had a great turnout and no one left disappointed. See the follow up story in Northumberland News here.
That wraps up our 2016 Speaker Series (a total of 6 events!). We are taking a break over the holidays but we will have many more exciting and interested things planned for 2017, so check back often! If you have any suggestions, please let us know.
By the way, we are still looking to fill two board positions: Secretary and Treasurer. Click here if you are interested in joining our board.
Our office hours for the fall are as follows:
Thursdays: 3:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Come by and pick up a membership form, ask questions or just stop in to say hi!
The 4 Committees of Sustainable Cobourg:
Town Hall Committee
The Town Hall Committee advocates for sustainable planning and development in Cobourg. It has made numerous presentations to the Town of Cobourg Council regarding the recently amended Official Plan. It addresses issues of concern regarding sustainable planning and development with the Town as they arise.
Bicycle Action Committee
The Bicycle Action Committee serves to improve the bicycling culture in Cobourg by advocating for new bike lanes and routes, improved safety and convenience for cyclists, and bicycle tourism. The Committee developed a Bicycle Action Plan which it presented to the councils of Cobourg and Northumberland County.
Food Action Committee
The Food Action Committee encourages AWARENESS of where our food comes from, how it’s grown, when it was harvested and how it’s processed. We promote ACCESSIBILITY to affordable, local food and information about nutrition and local food programs. We provide CONNECTIONS to useful information and advocate for a sustainable food FUTURE.
The Eco Action Committee supports any action intended to have a positive impact on the environment. This includes: promoting the ‘Three R’s” of the waste hierarchy – Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle; providing connections and information on environmentally-friendly or sustainable policies that protect our ecosystems, and; preventing soil, air, and water pollution in our community.
So, are you interested in making a difference? Why not join Sustainable Cobourg and be part of something new, something green?