President’s Blog

Written by Sustainable Cobourg President: Gigi Ludorf-Weaver

Sustainable Cobourg Blog

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Why do we celebrate days like St. Valentine’s Day?  Certainly, this particular day has a...

SC’s Spring Newsletter

SC’s Spring Newsletter

The birds are back! The first day of Spring has come and gone and Easter has just passed. Time...

Is It Okay To Disagree?

Is It Okay To Disagree?

Hey Sustainable Peeps! Can you believe our summer of ’22 is gone, over, done? I don’t know about...

The Times We’re Living In

The Times We’re Living In

Hey Sustainable Peeps! It’s good to be back to almost normal, isn’t it? The times we’re living in...

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