Boundary-Similkameen receives grants to support greener communities

By Contributor
April 22nd, 2015

The B.C. government has provided $27,325 to communities in the riding of Boundary-Similkameen in recognition of their commitment to support healthier, more sustainable communities. 

Receiving grants are:

  1. Grand Forks: $7,866
  2. Keremeos: $883
  3. Midway: $2,584
  4. Oliver: $5,509
  5. Osoyoos: $10,533

“This is a great example of the province and local governments working toward the common goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions,” Boundary-Similkameen MLA Linda Larson said. “Our government is committed to communities that take the lead in the field of climate change.”

The Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program provides conditional grants to communities that have signed the Climate Action Charter and supports their efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Communities that report publicly on their progress toward meeting their climate action goals are eligible to receive a grant equivalent to 100 per cent of the carbon tax they pay directly.

In March 2015, $6.4 million was provided to B.C. communities.  

Since 2008, the B.C. government has provided more than $25 million through the Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program. Currently, 96 per cent of communities in B.C. have signed the Climate Action Charter.

To learn about the Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program, please visit http://www.cscd.gov.bc.ca/lgd/greencommunities/carip.htm.

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