PRINCE GEORGE – The B.C. Government is providing grants of over $170,000 to the City of Prince George and the Village of Valemount in recognition of their commitment to support a healthier, more sustainable community, announced Prince George MLAs Shirley Bond and Mike Morris today.

  • City of Prince George                     $167,228
  • Village of Valemount                      $3,368

“Many local governments share our commitment to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. They deserve recognition for their efforts,” said Bond. “Greener approaches to service delivery are also more efficient and yields better value to local rate payers too.”

 

“We must address climate change through a concerted effort,” said Morris. “I am impressed with the efforts of our own community to do our part for our current quality of life and that of future generations.”

The Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program (CARIP) 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 climate action goals are eligible to receive a grant equivalent to 100% of the carbon tax they pay directly.

In 2016, the Province provided over $6.4 million in CARIP grants to B.C. local governments.

Since 2008, CARIP has granted over $39 million to help support B.C. communities in their efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and work toward achieving Climate Action Charter goals.

Learn More:

Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program:

http://www.cscd.gov.bc.ca/lgd/greencommunities/carip.htm