The B.C. Government has provided $69,963 in funding to two communities along with the Cariboo Regional District in recognition of their commitment to support a healthier, more sustainable community.

In March 2015, $6.4 million was provided through the Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program to B.C. communities. From this funding, Quesnel received $52,317, Wells $2,825 and the Cariboo Regional District $14,821.

“Funding from the Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program support environment friendly projects and make a positive impact on green-job creation,” says Cariboo North MLA Coralee Oakes. “I am grateful that this program will help our local communities continue to progress towards becoming greener and more energy-efficient for generations to come.”

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.

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.