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
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The link between energy and clean air is evident: the more energy we use, the more we produce greenhouse gases, which influence Climate Change. It is more efficient to reduce our contribution to pollution than to waste resources cleaning it up.

By improving the energy efficiency of our installations, we will reduce our consumption and save money while improving the environment. More efficient windows, better heating and lighting systems and better insulation can all help improve our energy efficiency.

Better energy efficiency can be applied to all buildings and houses as well as personal vehicles. Between April and
December 2007, more building energy efficiency assessments were done in New Brunswick than in all other 3 Atlantic provinces combined. On average, each improved residence, between February 2006 and December 2007, contributed to a 5,09 ton reduction of CO2.

Here are examples of simple actions that save money and reduce emissions In the commercial setting, lighting represents 21% of the energy consumption.
  • Use 25 watts T8 (F25T8) lamps and save 22% energy compared to the conventional T8 lamps.
  • Replace 10 traditional bulbs with LED bulbs in the EXIT signs for a $384 saving per year. Each sign has more than one bulb.

Available grants for businesses to improve energy efficiency

Provincial - Efficiency NB
Bright Ideas, Energy Smart and Start Smart are incentive programs to improve the energy efficiency of commercial buildings.

Financial incentives

  • Covers the cost of certain ecoenergetic lighting products
  • $1 000 to $3 000 per energy assessment
  • $10 to $15 saved by gigagoule (maximum $30 000 to 50 000)
  • New construction (maximum of $60 000)

Federal – Natural Resources Canada
Financial incentives
  • EcoENERGY Retrofit : Maximum of $50 000 per application and $250 000 per business
  • Industrial energy assessment programs


Upcoming activities

May 22, Tuesday - thesis defense "Cocagne history"

at office MPAL320 (Pavillon P.-A.-Landry) at Université de Moncton

May 27, Sunday - Inauguration of Cocagne community garden

1.30 pm
Route 530 at garden site, close to 4 stop in Cocagne

June 3, Sunday - booklaunch "Une histoire d'amour"

2pm to 4pm
School Notre-Dame (Cafeteria)
3860, route 115, Notre-Dame-de-Kent, NB E4V 2J2

30 May, Wednesday - MADA meeting

Municipalité Amis Des AÏnés, For more information: Majella Dupuis  (506) 227-3769 cell
7pm in the council room at 17, chemin de la Marina, unit 2

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The Pays de Cocagne in pictures

The Pays de Cocagne in pictures