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
Throught the Young students for sustainability projetc, 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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The first year of the project, from April 2018 to March 2019, allowed us to undertake several activities with the schools, to set up teams, organize actions and start evaluating and promoting results. The activities focused on the schools of Cocagne, Grande-Digue and Notre-Dame and touched on the themes of biodiversity conservation and waste management. Other activities, such as gardening, have been selected by the schools as a means of acting on climate change. The year-end report lists the 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

FREE! August 25, 2019 - Celebrate Monarch butterflies

2:00pm to 4:00pm
Presentation, labeling and release of Monarch butterflies
with Rhéal Vienneau
Meeting at Cocagne Arena, 17 Marina st. Cocagne, NB E4R 2S9, in case of rain at GDDPC office 4585 route 134 in Cocagne

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The Pays de Cocagne in pictures

The Pays de Cocagne in pictures