CHILLIWACK – The B.C. Government is providing over $120,000 to the City of Chilliwack in recognition of their commitment to support a healthier, more sustainable community, announced Chilliwack MLA John Martin.

“Air quality always comes up as one of the top concerns raised by my constituents,” said Chilliwack MLA John Martin. “The efforts by our City to reduce its carbon footprint is an important step forward in addressing that concern.”

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