Sustainable Cobourg has five Advisory Groups:
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 Town Hall Advisory Group 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.
The Food Action Advisory Group 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 Advisory Group 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.
They help inform the public on matters related to Climate Change such as rising water levels in the Great Lakes . This group developed the ‘Student Sustainability Toolkit” for elementary and secondary schools to help with waste reduction education and projects. Cobourg Collegiate Institutes Environmental Club won the award last year .
The Bicycle Action Advisory Group 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.
They have organized events such as ‘Bike For The Planet’, and their ‘Can Bike’ Instructors teach safe cycling to students in elementary schools. This group has helped the Town of Cobourg achieve Provincial Bronze cycling status.