Let's take care of our land of plenty!

The Pays de Cocagne Sustainable Development Group's (PCSDG) mission is to engage citizen participation towards the sustainability of Cocagne watershed communities
With the Young students for sustainability project, the PCSDG is working with teams of students, teachers, and staff from schools in the Cocagne watershed who are taking action to mitigate climate change. The teams have chosen projects according to two themes: waste management and biodiversity conservation.

School composting diverts organic waste from landfills and demonstrates to the community a concrete action to mitigate climate change. At this time, there is no regulated system for sorting garbage in Kent County schools. Although sorting initiatives are in place, it is possible that school waste is being sent directly to landfills. Once dumped, organic waste produces methane, an important greenhouse gas. According to Statistics Canada, landfills produce at least 30% of Canada's total methane emissions.

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Native tree nurseries can be used as a carbon sink to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, while naturally creating habitats for birds, as well as small mammals and pollinators. School nurseries will provide a supply of native trees to fill gaps in gardening centers in southeastern New Brunswick. Biodiversity conservation leads to the reduction of greenhouse gases, a major contributor to climate change.

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We are undertaking several activities with the schools in Cocagne, Grande-Digue and Notre-Dame, on the themes of biodiversity conservation with tree nurseries and waste management with composting. Other activities, such as gardening, tree planting and recycling were selected as ongoing projects. The 2018-2019 Year-end Report (French only) lists activities and results of the project.

Acknowledgements

By sharing our resources and expertise with a population of more than 1,000 students, teachers, staff and parents in the Cocagne watershed region, the PCSDG is increasing the capacity of citizens, young and old alike, to undertake projects to fight climate change.The PCSDG would like to thank its partners for supporting the project: the Kent Regional Service Commission, the Francophone South School District and the Gaia Project.

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Upcoming activities

Tuesdays 1pm and Fridays 10am - Grande Digue wallking club

In front of Notre Centre
Facebook page of Grande-Digue walking club

Dec 10, 2019 - Regular Cocagne council meeting

6:30 p.m.
Municipal office at 17, Marina Road, unit #2 in Cocagne
Welcome to all! It will be the last meeting of Year 2019. In 2020, the first council meeting will be held on January 14th, 2020.
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Dec 18, 2019 - X-mas potluck and local food videos

5:00 p.m.
Blanche Bourgeois school Cafeteria at Cocagne, 29 Cormier Cross Road
Share a meal and view with us the Food skill videos (in French and English).
All GDDPC friends are welcome!
See the poster here and Facebook event here.

Our Partners

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The Pays de Cocagne in pictures

 

The Pays de Cocagne in pictures