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Spotlight on our Champions: Cochrane High School

The Cochrane Sustainability Plan is being implemented all across the community – including area businesses and organizations. Eight of these community leaders have already signed on as Sustainability Champions, including the Cochrane High School. Students, teachers and staff are making great progress to help ensure a sustainable future for Cochrane. Read more. 

Pathway 2 in Profile: Water As A Precious Resource

The award-winning Cochrane Sustainability Plan contains 13 different Pathways that are our key to a sustainable future. Pathway 2 is about protecting and preserving our water supply. Learn how you can join the Town’s Water Conservation Officer Nicole Schlaak and others as they work to guard this precious resource. Read more.


Ambassador in Action: Judy Stewart

Sustainability Ambassadors provide a vital service to our community. By connecting with groups, organizations and individuals, they help share the purpose and goals of the Cochrane Sustainability Plan, and ways to realize its Vision. Judy Stewart’s long-term commitment to sustainability is one that will benefit generations of Cochrane residents to come. Read more.

CSP Welcomes New Champions

SPUR is pleased to welcome its two newest Champions –The Healthy Hut  and Bright Solutions. These groups are committed to helping achieve a sustainable future for the community of Cochrane. Look for more information on their plans and contributions in future issues of the Cochrane Sustainability News.

In Our Community: Xeriscaping Your Yard

Xeriscaping is a big word for a simple concept: choosing plants, trees and shrubs for your landscaping that don’t require extra watering. By selecting the right greenery for our climate, you can reduce water use and save money on your utility bills. Area businesses with drought-resistant plants include Green Side Up, Bow Point Nursery and Perfect Enterprise. Bow Point is conveniently located in the Springbank area, and you'll find Green Side Up and Perfect Enterprise at the Cochrane Farmers’ Market.

Ambassadors Training This September

Ambassadors are an important part of SPUR. They help spread the word about what it means to be sustainable – and the steps Cochrane and area residents can take to contribute to a brighter future for the community. If you are interested in attending an Ambassador training session this September, check out the next Cochrane Sustainability Plan News or send us an email.


Recommended Resource

SPUR Board Member Jeff Couillard is a fan of Daniel Pink's book Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us. Daniel's work makes the case that for many of us purpose may be more important than profit when it comes to making a contribution in the workplace. You can watch a video from RSA Animate that summarizes the concept here.

Looking To Be More Sustainable?

The Cochrane Sustainability Plan website now features an idea generator that helps you contribute to a sustainable future for our community. Check out the “Be Sustainable” sidebar on the site, and get a variety of practical ideas for being more sustainable.

Events Calendar

The Cochrane Sustainability Plan website features a full listing of sustainability events throughout the community.   Click here to learn more.

Coming Soon

In future editions of our Cochrane Sustainability News, look for:

  • SPUR grant recipient Twisted Basil and their Farm to Plate initiative
  • Pathways in Profile
  • Sustainability Ambassadors training

Help Spread The Word

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