Chilliwack receives $118,845 to support a greener B.C.

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April 10, 2014

Chilliwack receives $118,845 to support a greener B.C.

CHILLIWACK –The B.C. government is providing $118,845 to the City of Chilliwack in recognition of its commitment to support a healthier, more sustainable community, announced Chilliwack MLA John Martin and Chilliwack-Hope MLA Laurie Throness today.

As a signatory of the Climate Action Charter, Chilliwack received a grant through the Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program to support the community’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and work toward their Climate Action Charter goals.

The Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program is a conditional grant program that provides funding to Climate Action Charter signatories. Communities that signed the Climate Action Charter and 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. A total of $6.8 million province wide will be paid out in the fiscal year 2013/14.

Since 2008, the B.C. government has provided $19 million through the Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program. Climate Action Charter communities monitor and chart their progress year over year. They also support public transparency. Currently, 96 per cent of communities in B.C. have signed the Climate Action Charter.

Learn More:
Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program:
http://www.cscd.gov.bc.ca/lgd/greencommunities/carip.htm