Advocacy Teams

Sustainable Cobourg Advocacy Teams

Sustainable Cobourg is comprised of multiple Advocacy Teams. These teams were created to focus on various areas of concern. They research and develop policy, organize activities, advocate around issues and coordinate public events. Advocacy Teams are under the supervision of the Board.

Bicycle Action

Building a Better Cycling Culture
The Bicycle Action Advocacy Team aims to improve and grow Cobourg’s bicycling culture.

Climate Emergency

Understanding Climate Change
Works to educate, advocate, and demonstrate how Climate Change is affecting our lives.

Electric Vehicles

Transition to Electric Transportation
The Electric Vehicles (EV) Advocacy Team helps people transition to electric transportation through education and advocacy.

Eco Action

Protecting our Soil, Air, and Water
Supports a range of initiatives aiming to have a positive impact on the environment.

Food Action

What's On Your Plate?
Promotes accessibility to affordable local food and information on nutrition, food sources and local food programs.

Town Hall

Sustainable Development
Advocates for sustainable development in Cobourg and addresses current concerns with sustainable development with the Town.

Youth

Promote Youth Engagement
Help to promote Youth Engagement and promoting sustainable activities throughout Cobourg and its neighbours.

Did You Know?

Packed into standard shipping containers and placed end-to-end, municipal solid waste generated in one year would wrap around the globe 25 times. This is unsustainable! What is your community doing to target waste reduction? - un.org

Adopting sustainable practices, whether large or small, can have significant impacts in the long run. If every office worker in the United Kingdom used one less staple a day by using a reusable paper clip, 120 tonnes of steel would be saved in one year.

So far in 2022, Depave Paradise has depaved 15 asphalt pavements! Since 2012 this group has completed 80 projects across 32 Canadian cities covering 76,384 square metres of unused paved surfaces into beautiful community green spaces with native grasses, flowers and trees. What an amazing sustainable action to capture carbon, a Greenhouse gas, and create a welcoming ecological ‘paradise’ for our monarchs and bees and of course, for us. Well done. This is a project of Green Communities Canada.

In 1993, the Convention on Biological Diversity put the precautionary principle to work.

In 1987, the Brundtland Report consolidated decades of work on sustainable development.

The First World Climate Conference happened in 1979 and opened up the science of climate change.

"How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world." - Anne Frank