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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The Pays de Cocagne Sustainable Development Group is 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.

Since the beginning of September 2019, several students from the schools of Cocagne, Grande-Digue and Notre-Dame have been planting trees. Ten classes representing approximately 175 students from the three schools have transplanted approximately 285 trees that have grown in the nursery for the past two years on the schoolyard onto various locations in the community.

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

Jan 16, 2020 - FREE! Telling your story - video workshop

Thursday, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
At the GDDPC office, 4585 route 134 in Cocagne NB.
Telling your story : making one minute videos with your mobile device
Free workshop with Elaine Mandrona and Archie Nadon from Moncton Beats.
Only need to bring your smart phone or tablet.

Jan 18, 2020 - Nature Trust NB presentation

Hosted by the garden club `In Giardino`
Saturday, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Shediac Multipurpose Center, 58 Festival Street in Shediac NB E4P 1S4
A free will offering will be appreciated to defray expenses
Doors and cash bar will open at 12H30

Jan 18, 2020 - Community dinner - Fried smelts

Organized by Cocagneries and Center 50 de Cocagne
5:00 p.m. 
$ 12 per person, tickets for sale at E.A. Melanson and Cocagne Variety
Fundraiser for St-Pierre de Cocagne Church

Feb 12, 2020 - FREE! Understanding 5G technology

6.30 p.m.
Place to be confirmed
Understanding 5G technology: the why, the how, the impact on health and learning to protect yourself /> With Laurence Marie and Rachelle Poirier
Film in English, animators speak French

Feb 15, 2020 - Cocagne Winter Carnival

Community breakfast with students of Blanche Bourgeois School at Center 50
Old-fashioned dinner at Center 50, $ 12 per person
Other activities will be added. If you have any suggestions or you can offer help, please don't hesitate to contact Marcelle Paulin, director of the rural community of Cocagne 576-2202

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The Pays de Cocagne in pictures

 

The Pays de Cocagne in pictures