PARKSVILLE – The B.C. Government is providing over $18,000 in grants to Lantzville, Parksville and Qualicum Beach in recognition of their commitment to support a healthier, more sustainable community, announced Parksville-Qualicum MLA Michelle Stilwell today.

  • Lantzville                             $893
  • Parksville                             $7,993
  • Qualicum Beach                $9,884

“I’m proud to see our communities committing to the challenge to reduce their carbon footprint,” said Stilwell. “The little things we can do each day to minimize wasted energy including shutting off lights, air conditioning, and electrical appliances when not in the room, using energy efficient light bulbs, taking shorter showers, and even buying locally grown produce can all add up to a huge difference at the end of a year in the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.”

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